As we approach the end of bracket season and the women’s and men’s NCAA basketball championship games, if either game is decided by a dozen points on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4 (respectively), everyone who visits a participating Krispy Kreme shop in the United States on Tuesday, April 5 can receive one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.
Twenty years ago, both the women’s and men’s national basketball championships were decided by 12 points – the only time in the history of the tournaments that has happened in the same year. In 2002, the University of Connecticut defeated the University of Oklahoma 82-70 in the women’s championship and the University of Maryland beat Indiana University 64‑52 in the men’s final.
Combined, the men’s and women’s championships have been decided by a dozen points nine times in 121 games dating to the 1930s. So far in the 2022 men’s and women’s tournaments, a total of five games have been decided by a dozen.
To sweeten the experience, through April 4 everyone who joins Krispy Kreme Rewards can get a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for just $1 with the purchase of any regularly priced dozen and a free Original Glazed doughnut for showing proof of either a busted or booming bracket for any tournament.