With the Final Four taking place this upcoming weekend, Inkspot staffers decided to complete a bracket of their own based on which teams’ mascot would win in a head-to-head brawl.
These picks have nothing to do with players, coaches or the team itself – they are strictly based on the threat potential of each team’s mascot.
For matchups where teams had the same mascot, preference was given to the higher seeded team.
Here is a breakdown of the Elite Eight, Final Four, and championship matchups.
Duke (Blue Devil) v. Belmont (Bear)
A blue devil is a person and a person (even the devil) would be no match for a bear.
Baylor (Bear) v. Nevada (Wolfpack)
There would be just too many wolves for one bear to handle.
Kansas State (Wildcat) v. Cincinnati (Bearcat)
Cincinnati wins because Bearcats are very aggressive and they’re bigger than a wildcat.
Auburn (Tiger) v. Houston (Cougar)
Auburn wins because tigers are bigger, have stronger jaws, longer claws and teeth than a cougar.
Belmont (Bear) v. Nevada (Wolfpack)
Too many wolves for one bear to handle.
Cincinnati (Bearcat) v. Auburn (Tiger)
Once again tigers are too big and strong for a bearcat to defeat.
Nevada (Wolfpack) v. Auburn (Tiger)
Nevada won because a wolfpack can consist of up to 15 wolves which would easily overpower a single tiger.