Hungry Hippos Help Caroline Pick Her Bracket

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It has become a tradition in the Marini household for Caroline Shelby to pick her NCAA tournament bracket each year in a unique way – and this year she got some help, too.

Caroline picked her bracket using Hungry Hungry Hippos to eliminate teams in each regional and get down to the final four. Sixteen marbles were labeled 1 through 16 to represent the number of seeds in each regional. The last marble standing in each of her four rounds was the seed number she picked to advance.

Caroline also had little sister Lucia to help her out at the end.

To see who survived the appetite of the Hippos to make the Final Four – and win the National Championship – click on the video. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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