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Kid places 21st in Bracket Challenge, narrowly misses $100K

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A seven-year-old boy from Gilroy, California placed 21st in Yahoo's NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge, narrowly missing out on the $100,000 dollar prize handed out to to the contest's Top 20 brackets.

Kaiden Gonzales, nephew of Hawaii News Now reporter Tim Sakahara, correctly picked the four teams in this weekend's Final Four, as well as the two teams that would advance to the championship game.

He accurately selected UConn as the national champion, and the Huskies validated his pick by defeating Kentucky on Monday to win the tournament.

When asked to his explain his picking philosophy, Kaiden told Hawaii News Now that he chose the University of Florida that he "liked gators," and that Kentucky "has two 'Ks' and my name starts with a 'K.'"

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