Guys in stripes have their own NCAA Tournament bracket

NCAA Referee
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Another bracket is playing out in the tournament, where the best of the best advance from one week to the next. Those left standing in this contest – as with Connecticut, Kentucky, Butler and VCU – are among the nation's best, too. Officials “advance” through the tournament similar to the teams in the field. The officials who work Saturday's national semifinals and Monday's championship game earned higher marks than their peers through the course of the regular season and the NCAA tournament.

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