National College Championship game #15 - Friday, February 18, 2022

2022 National College Championship semifinal game 3.


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Emmey Harris, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Liz Feltner, a senior at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts

Kristin Donegan, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Jeopardy! Round

BETWEEN 10 & 20
(Richard Jefferson: We're here to serve sports fans anytime, anywhere, and today, with clues from the National College Championship.)
    $200 2
Enrique Esparza was about 8 on March 6, 1836 & a witness who would "remember" the battle at this mission for decades; Enrique died in 1917
    $200 15
A regional alliance:
    $200 20
Seen here, the Ulm Minster is home to the tallest of these church towers with a spire at the top
    $200 6
It's the smallest 2-digit prime number
    $200 13
Invented in 1929, this clear beverage was originally called "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda"
    $200 26
(Steve Levy delivers the clue.) Some said it wouldn't work in 1970 when this program brought the NFL to primetime, but in 2020 I became the seventh play-by-play announcer as it celebrated 50 years on the air
    $400 3
Akhenaten's son, he got the pharaoh gig at age 9 & benched Aten in favor of a return to the worship of Amun
    $400 16
On the clock in Denver:
    $400 21
There's a Fairmont Hotel in the 1,972-foot-tall Abraj al-Bayt clock tower, next to the great mosque in this holy city
    $400 7
This number becomes palindromic when written with 3 letters in Roman numerals
    $400 12
Introduced to Europe around the 17th century, it was sometimes referred to as "Arabian wine"
    $400 27
(Pablo Torre delivers the clue.) I graduated from Harvard, a school that has produced some great sportswriters, like David Halberstam, & some great athletes, like this NBA guard who, like me, has spoken out against anti-Asian violence
    $600 1
Saints be praised! On March 22, 1429 this feisty teen dictated a letter to English commanders, insisting they leave France
    $600 17
Let the games begin:
    $600 22
"O" is for this type of tall stone shaft like Cleopatra's Needle or the Washington Monument
    $600 8
When writing a haiku, you must use this many syllables
    $600 11
A dark mustache on a BYU student may indicate she's been drinking this, the most popular beverage sold there after water
    $600 28
(Mina Kimes delivers the clue.) I graduated from Yale, a school that has produced NFL stars like Gary Fencik & two men who had this job running the major leagues, Fay Vincent & Bart Giamatti
    $800 4
In 1998 the 9 teens who integrated Central High in this Southern capital in 1957 were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal
    $800 18
The address of a web page:
    $800 23
In line with the theme of Seattle's World's Fair, its legs were painted Astronaut White & its core Orbital Olive
    $800 9
Georgia ratified this amendment into law December 6, 1865
    DD: $1,000 14
Earl Grey tea gets its distinctive taste from an oil derived from the bergamot variety of this fruit
    $800 29
(Richard Jefferson delivers the clue.) As an NBA analyst, I like to see my fellow Wildcats from this school, like Deandre Ayton, Andre Iguodala &, before my time, future congressman Morris Udall; he had a glass eye, but a wicked one-handed shot
    $1000 5
As a teen, this Frenchman whose name became a computer language wrote an essay on conic sections that impressed Descartes
    $1000 19
A care provider:
    $1000 24
Around 2500 B.C. Menkaure, a king of the fourth dynasty, began building a 215-foot-tall one of these
    $1000 10
Developed by chemist Willard Libby, this method named for an isotope is used to date fossils
    $1000 25
Rice is soaked in water to make this Mexican beverage & Vampire Weekend song title
    $1000 30
(Michael Eaves delivers the clue.) ESPN has brought you the UFC since 2019 & we cover it all, including this pre-fight confrontation that's now an essential part of MMA, but became popular around 1930 at boxing weigh-ins with fighters like Jack Sharkey

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Kristin Liz Emmey
-$1,400 $2,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kristin Liz Emmey
$800 $3,000 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Responses end in "T-I-C".)
    $400 14
Batmania & Bearbrass were old names for this second-most populous city in Australia
    $400 30
Joaquin Phoenix was troubled comedian Arthur Fleck
    $400 20
Lucy steps into this part of the title in a 1950 tale & discovers a "second row of coats hanging up behind the first"
    $400 7
Covalent bonds share valence these
    $400 4
In Judaism this day of atonement is the holiest of all days
    $400 29
This type of electricity will lead to the shocking result seen here
    $800 13
In 1739 Willingtown in Delaware, named for Thomas Willing, made a small change & became this, named after an earl
    $800 18
Emma Stone, in a live-action prequel to "101 Dalmatians"
    DD: $3,000 21
In a Steinbeck tale this title object is thrown back into the water after causing trouble
    $800 6
These units of heat weigh in at just over 4 joules; the ones counted by dieters are actually "kilo-" sized
    $800 5
During this holy month of fasting, many Muslims will recite the entire Koran, a portion each day
    $800 28
Penicillin was the first drug of this type to be widely used to treat disease
    $1200 11
The former Northern Rhodesia & Southern Rhodesia are now these 2 countries
    $1200 15
Jordan Peele film in which a family is terrorized by its doppelgangers
    $1200 22
The title structure of this Virginia Woolf novel is across the bay from the Ramsays' house on the Isle of Skye
    $1200 3
As the name implies, redox is a reaction in which these 2 actions take place
    $1200 9
In the King James version of the Lord's Prayer, they're the 4 words that follow "Our father which art in heaven"
    $1200 27
It's a preparation to improve your appearance or a type of surgery to do the same
    $1600 8
In 1972 Sri Lanka dropped this British colonial name
    $1600 16
The impoverished Kims put one over on the wealthy Parks
    $1600 23
Umberto Eco named this 1988 thriller for an object that demonstrates the Earth's rotation
    DD: $2,800 2
Europium is one of these metals, though they're not as scarce as their name implies
    $1600 10
This religion at the end of the alphabet was founded by a Persian prophet & pre-dates Islam
    $1600 26
From a Greek word for "to select", it can describe one's taste in music if they like rap, classical & salsa
    $2000 12
In 1916 an Ontario city named for this foreign capital renamed itself for British field marshal Horatio Kitchener
    $2000 17
James McAvoy struggles with 23 personalities
    $2000 24
Sections in this Barbara Kingsolver book include "Genesis" & "Exodus"
    $2000 1
Though it doesn't start with that letter, "S" represents this measure of the molecular disorder in a closed system
    $2000 19
The Hindu goddess Durga, also known by this shorter "D" name, fights for Dharma & rides a lion
    $2000 25
It was bad to be deemed this, one who went against the medieval Catholic Church, like Knights Templar leader Jacques de Molay

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kristin Liz Emmey
$11,000 $11,000 $10,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1100 the Bishop of Durham became the first prisoner here &, after plying his guards with wine, became the first to escape

Tiebreaker Round

A 1920s trip to France inspired him to compose "An American in Paris"

Final scores:

Kristin Liz Emmey
$22,000 $22,000 $21,600
2nd place: $20,000 Winner: finalist, if one of 3 top-scoring winners; $35,000 for 4th place 3rd place: $20,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kristin Liz Emmey
$13,800 $11,000 $10,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
13 R,
2 W
14 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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Game tape date: 2021-11-23
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