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Can you beat the Mid-Major Madness staff in The Jerome?

Here are our staff picks for everybody’s favorite March game.

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There are a few moments in each college basketball season that elicit universal joy across the college basketball landscape.

Opening night in November. Greg Gumbel welcoming us to Selection Sunday. That very first game of the NCAA Tournament.

But above all else, nothing sends the college basketball internet into a frenzy like when that first email for The Jerome hits the inbox.

For the uninformed, The Jerome is an annual game in which you simply try to pick the winners of each conference tournament. It’s a ton of fun and, quite frankly, you’re a nerd if you don’t play. You have until 6 p.m. to get your picks in for the first wave of tournaments.

Naturally, as “experts” on the mid-major conferences of college basketball, our staff LOVES this game. Here are some of our staff’s picks for first round of conference tournaments.

Think you know more than us? Prove it.

The Jerome Picks

Conference Chris Schutte Russell Steinberg Greg Mitchell Cam Newton Kyle Cajero John Templon Luke Benz Nick Lorensen Tristan Jung Preston Baker Stephen Thompson Jared Kotler Austin Montgomery
Conference Chris Schutte Russell Steinberg Greg Mitchell Cam Newton Kyle Cajero John Templon Luke Benz Nick Lorensen Tristan Jung Preston Baker Stephen Thompson Jared Kotler Austin Montgomery
Ohio Valley Belmont Austin Peay Belmont Murray State Belmont Austin Peay Belmont Belmont Belmont Murray State Belmont Belmont Belmont
Big South Winthrop Radford Gardner-Webb Winthrop Radford Winthrop Winthrop Winthrop Gardner-Webb Winthrop Hampton Radford Radford
ASUN North Florida North Florida North Florida North Florida North Florida Liberty Liberty North Florida Liberty North Florida North Florida Liberty Liberty
Missouri Valley Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Loyola Chicago Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Loyola Chicago Loyola Chicago Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Loyola Chicago Northern Iowa
SoCon Furman Furman ETSU Furman Furman Furman Furman Furman UNC Greensboro Furman ETSU UNC Greensboro ETSU
CAA Northeastern Hofstra Hofstra Towson William & Mary Hofstra Northeastern William & Mary William & Mary William & Mary Hofstra Northeastern William & Mary
WCC Gonzaga Gonzaga Gonzaga Gonzaga Gonzaga BYU Gonzaga Gonzaga Gonzaga Gonzaga Gonzaga Gonzaga BYU
Summit North Dakota State South Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota State South Dakota State North Dakota State Oral Roberts South Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota State North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota
Horizon Wright State Northern Kentucky Northern Kentucky Wright State Northern Kentucky Northern Kentucky Wright State Wright State Northern Kentucky Wright State Wright State Wright State Wright State
NEC St. Francis (PA) St. Francis (PA) St. Francis (PA) St. Francis (PA) Robert Morris St. Francis (PA) St. Francis (PA) St. Francis (PA) Sacred Heart Sacred Heart St. Francis (PA) Sacred Heart St. Francis (PA)
Patriot Colgate Colgate American Colgate Colgate Colgate Colgate Loyola (MD) Colgate Colgate Colgate American Bucknell
America East Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont UMBC Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont
Mountain West San Diego State Nevada San Diego State Utah State Nevada San Diego State San Diego State Boise State Utah State San Diego State San Diego State San Diego State San Diego State

We’re all in on #2BidSoCon, and only John Templon was brave enough to go against the chalk in the WCC. North Florida garnered a strong contingent of votes in the ASUN, and we think Arch Madness is going to come down to Northern Iowa or Loyola Chicago. #2BidValley anyone?

Conference tournaments tip off tonight, so make sure you get those picks in.