Welcome to the 2019 men's basketball Tournament Challenge. It's that time of year again, when all the chatter about teams involves phrases like: body of work; good wins; bad losses; and of course, the dreaded "bubble." But once the bracket is revealed, how -- and even why -- teams got in matters little, and the excitement of filling out and following your bracket begins.
Select the teams you think will win each tournament game from the first round all the way through the championship game. You'll get points for each game you pick correctly, with the points increasing during each round of the tournament.
If you finish in the top 1 percent of all brackets, you'll have a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 in Amazon.com gift cards and a trip for two to the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational.*
You can also test out your skills by picking all the NCAA tournament games and more via the ESPN Streak game, where you can compete for $35,000 in guaranteed prizes each month. Plus, on both March 21 and March 22, the user who achieves the longest streak on each of those days can win $5,000.
Don't forget you can also create up to 25 brackets in Women's Tournament Challenge!
Here are some notable tools and articles to check out ahead of the tournament and as it moves along:
- How to fill out a Tournament Challenge bracket
- ESPN+ tools (PickCenter, Bracket Predictor, Bracket Analyzer)
- Tournament BPI Projections
- ESPN's tournament coverage
- The best way to narrow down your Final Four picks
*Restrictions apply. See details.