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March Madness Again

I am mad about March Madness. In case you live under a rock or on Satan’s Island, March madness is a field of 64 NCAA Men’s Basketball teams competing in a must win tournament. Round 1 starts today, March 15, 2018.

I watch as many games as I can and have for years. I even fill in the tournament bracket, at least one with who I believe will win. This year I have Cincinnati to win it all. Before you place your bets on Cincy, you must know these facts:

  • I have only picked the final winner correctly 3 times in 20 years
  • My best bracketology predictions were around 80% correct
  • Mostly I predict around 69 – 72% correctly
  • I seem to get worse every year

This has little to do with my books or writing, so here is where I tie it in. Josh Crockett, the MC of my first two novels, A River Bend and Through the Valley of the Shadow was a basketball player. He was the leading player when his high school team won an Indiana high school state championship. He held the high school’s scoring record. He accepted a scholarship to Eastern Carolina University, but during his senior year sustained an injury which sidelined him when his team played in the NCAA March Madness tournament.

In A River Bend there is a chapter or two which highlights a game and a practice of an AAU team from the town of Melo, Indiana where Josh visits. He is there to help his friend, Paul Palato, a high school basketball teammate, with a youth group Paul leads. Melo is where Josh meets and falls in love with Marcy James. He leaves Melo with the AAU basketball team to his current home in Corona, Florida promising to return soon to Melo.

In Through the Valley of the Shadow, Josh does finally return to live in Melo and to ask Marcy to be his bride, but several obstacles deter this plan.

That’s enough about my books for this post. You can find out more in my blog section about my books or on Amazon. I have some errands to run and I need to go so I can be back to see the tip off of the first game.  Below is my bracket. That is if you can access my personal page on this site. If it opens to a blank one, fill it out and see if you can do better than I did.


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Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

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