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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

PC Health-Care NCAA Calcutta raises $4700

 

March 27, 2019

Pierre Bibbs

Auctioneer Darrell Carney takes bids during the 10th Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament Calcutta at the Lucky Bullet on Tuesday, March 19.

The Phillips County Health-Care Foundation auctioned teams for the 10th Annual Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament Calcutta on Tuesday, March 19.

Over a dozen bidders bid a total of $23,475 on the 64 basketball teams in this year's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament bracket.

Ten percent or $2,347.50 will go back to the Health-Care Foundation, while bidders who had winning teams will hope to win back their bids and much more of the 90% (or $21,127.50) awarded in payouts. Winners of the first round were awarded $85. The further into the tournament a team goes, the more money the bidder will be awarded.

Independence Bank matched the donated $2,347.50 giving the Health-Care Foundation a total of $4,695.

"I am very impressed with the support that we got this evening," said Health-Care Foundation President Craig French. "We are grateful for Independence Bank for matching those funds. They have repeatedly expressed interest in supporting the community and this is one way they have found to do that."

The funded money will allow the Foundation to help support local medical facilities in Phillips County.

"We have applications out there for (local Health Care Facilities) to request help in purchasing things," French said.

In the East Region, top ranked Duke, led by superstar Zion Williamson was the last team auctioned, but not the least. Duke bought for an auction-high $3,050. The East's second seed Michigan State went for $1,500. Third ranked LSU went for $600, and the steal of the auction may have been fourth-seed Virginia Tech, who was purchased for $200.

In the Midwest Region, North Carolina, the top seed was bought for $2,250. Second Seed Kentucky was bought for $1,250. Third seed Houston was bought for $550, and fourth seed Kansas was Purchased for $300.

The South Region's top team Virginia went for $1,850, second seed Tennessee was purchased for $675. Third ranked Purdue was purchased for $325, and fourth ranked Kansas State was bought for $325.

In the West Region second-seed Michigan was purchased for $1,350. Top-seed Gonzaga was bought for $1,300. Third-seed Texas was bought for $720 and fourth-seed Florida State $750.

Bid totals:

East Region: #1 Duke $3,050, #2 Michigan State $1,500, #3 LSU $600, #4 Virginia Tech $200, #5 Mississippi State $240, #6 Maryland $300, #7 Louisville $225, #8 VCU $130, #9 UCF $75, #10 Minnesota $180, #11 Belmont $150, #12 Liberty $80, #13 Saint Louis $55, #14 Yale $50, #15 Bradley $25, and $16 North Dakota State $35.

Midwest Region: #1 North Carolina $2,250, #2 Kentucky $1,250, #3 Houston $550, #4 Kansas $300, #5 Auburn $325, #6 Iowa State $450, #7 Wofford $170, #8 Utah State $140, #9 Washington $90, #10 Seton Hall $75, #11 Ohio State $110, #12 New Mexico State $75, #13 Northeastern $25, #14 Georgia State $35, #15 Abilene Christian $25, #16 Iona $25.

South Region: #1 Virginia $1,850, #2 Tennessee $675, #3 Purdue $325, #4 Kansas State $325, #5 Wisconsin $425, #6 Villanova $625, #7 Cincinnati $305, #8 Ole Miss $80, #9 Oklahoma $90, #10 Iowa $140, #11 Saint Mary's $130, #12 Oregon $250, #13 UC Irvin $50, #14 Old Dominic $65, #15 Colgate $25, and #16 Gardner-Webb $25.

West Region: #1 Gonzaga $1300, #2 Michigan $1,350, #3 Texas Tech $720, #4 Florida State $750, #5 Marquette $175, #6 Buffalo $200, #7 Nevada $200, #8 Syracuse $170, #9 Baylor $60, #10 Florida $80, #11 Arizona State $115, #12 Murray State $115, #13 Vermont $35, #14 Northern Kentucky $15, #15 Montana $35, #16 Fairleigh Dickinson $10.

 

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