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CU Buffaloes are ready for March Madness

BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado men’s basketball team won some big games here at home, now they head to Orlando, Fla., to face Pittsburgh on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. And if they win that game, the No. 1 overall seed, the Florida Gators, likely awaits in the next round.

For a third straight year, the Buffs have earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament. But they do have a tough task ahead.

They lost Spencer Dinwiddie, the team’s leading scorer, to an ACL injury midway through the season and have gone 9-8 since then.

“It took toughness,” CU coach Tad Boyle said. “It took guys that believe in themselves and what this program is all about and we’re proud of our guys getting that done.”

They do call it March Madness for a reason and anything can happen.

But if you want the best shot at winning $1 billion from Warren Buffett, you might want to put your own bias aside.

The $1 billion bracket challenge is run by Yahoo Sports. To enter, you fill out a form online.

Since Buffett is teaming up with Quicken Loans you have to answer a few questions about your home and mortgage rate.

If you fill out the perfect bracket, you win $1 billion.

The odds are 9.2 quintillion to 1.

If you’re imperfect, you can still win $100,000 if you finish in the top 20.

The Big Dance is a few days away and employers can expect work performance to plummet.

It’s estimated companies lost $1.2 billion for every unproductive work hour during the first week of the tournament.

The Buffs are hoping to make it into Week 2.

“I know from the young men that they are not going to satisfied by just getting in. they want to advance,” Boyle said.

Some analysts do have the Buffs winning their first game over Pittsburgh.

By the way, some 50 million Americans participate in March Madness office pools.