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An NCAA Marvel

OPB | April 4, 2011 9:45 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 9:58 p.m.

Diana Inch, a librarian at Jefferson High School outside of Salem, beat each one of nearly 3 million brackets in Yahoo’s NCAA Tournament pool this year. She was the only entrant (and one of only a few in other pools around the country) to choose all four teams going to Houston for this years’s NCAA Basketball Final Four.

What’s her secret, you ask?

Is it a mastery of the nuances of defensive matchups? An intuitive sense for which highly rated teams would choke? A scientific anaysis of two-three zones, late-game heroics, and hot hands?

Well, er, it turns out she focused mainly on mascots, numerology, and a general sense of which states she likes.

You’ll hear all about her methodology, and her thoughts about the championship game, on Monday.

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