Lake Zurich boy has near-perfect NCAA bracket

Sam Holtz, a Lake Zurich sixth grader, knows how to pick 'em. His NCAA basketball bracket is nearly perfect.

Sam Holtz, a Lake Zurich sixth grader, knows how to pick 'em. His NCAA basketball bracket is nearly perfect.

"Just rushed right through it. I think it was all skill, some people say it was luck, but I think I studied enough," Holtz said.

Holtz accurately predicted all four teams in the Final Four. He did such a good job, that with Duke winning, he is tied for first place in ESPN's bracket challenge.

About 11.5 million people filled out brackets this year. There will be a tie-breaking draw for the prizes, which include a $20,000 gift card to Best Buy.

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