7 Tips For Picking Your Bracket If You Know Nothing About Basketball

Go ahead and pick teams by mascots or colors, but put a little science behind it. A BuzzFeed original analysis of the last 15 NCAA tournaments.

1. Evil mascots beat good ones.

2. Reptiles are also a good bet.

3. Don't bet on the Ivy League.

So, in the last 15 years...

4. Instead, go East.

5. Avoid Delaware.

So, in the last 15 years...

6. But do bet on Maryland.

7. Just pick the blue team.