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You could win $1 million in NBC12 hoops contest

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's time to fill out your brackets for NBC12's Hoops Frenzy! You can take on the NBC12 staff including Sports Director Matt Lincoln. He might be the expert on all things sports, but he'll be the first to admit he didn't do so hot last year.

"My national champion that I had picked, Louisville, had lost in the first round of the tournament to a team called Moorehead State," he said.

Lincoln's record isn't keeping him down. He has a system he feels will take him to the top this year.

 "It's not about a feeling. it's not about emotion. It's about science," he said.

Producer Matthew Harris won last year's NBC12 contest. 

 "My strategy was take VCU to the championship. I'm a VCU alum. And everything else I picked on name recognition," he said.

Not a sports aficionado, but at one point he was ranked 20th out of 5.8 million entries worldwide.  

"I watched half a game. VCU versus Richmond in the Black and Blue Classic," Harris admits.

At the other end of the spectrum...

"I'm watching 2-3 a night for 3 months," said Lincoln. "You've got to look at RPI, you've got to look at SOS, you've got to look at conference RPI."

 "I have no idea what RPI is," said Harris.

Both agree, it's anyone's contest this year.

"Anyone can fill in a bracket. Anyone can win, just because it's so wide open and so many things can happen. Not only did VCU prove that to us, but Matthew's bracket proved that to us," said Lincoln.

Register for the contest here.

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