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Pontiac and 2K Sports teamed up again this year for the 2nd Annual Pontiac Virtual NCAA® Final 4®, a virtual videogame tournament that allowed basketball fans to experience college basketball firsthand through head-to-head competition via College Hoops 2K7, exclusively available for Xbox Live. Contestants played every match-up of the actual NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament before they happened, predicting actual tournament outcomes with 70 percent accuracy. Even more impressive, the Pontiac Virtual NCAA Final 4 successfully predicted 72 percent of the real-world tournament upsets and the 2007 champions, the Florida Gators.

“The prediction accuracy of this year’s virtual tournament is a testament to the realism of College Hoops 2K7 and the enthusiastic contributions from the contestants,” said Mark Goodrich, product manager of College Hoops 2K7 for 2K Sports. “The Pontiac Virtual NCAA Final 4 gives fans a chance to actively experience the action of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and we had a great showing this year! We thank the contestants for making this year’s virtual tournament a success and we look forward to making next year’s even better.”

In this year’s tournament, over six thousand players registered to compete in College Hoops 2K7 for Xbox and Xbox 360. Four finalists were chosen to compete live at the Pontiac Virtual NCAA Final 4 tournament in Atlanta on March 31, where the first place winner took home a 2007 Pontiac G5 GT, all courtesy of Pontiac.

For information on the outcome of this year’s tournament, please visit http://pontiac.digitalproduce.com/Home.aspx

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