Suns rookie Josh Jackson, Scottsdale 9-year-old end March Madness battle in tie

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Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson and third-grader Luke Feiler of Scottsdale (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson and third-grader Luke Feiler of Scottsdale (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Villanova beat Michigan in the men's basketball national championship game Monday night.

But there was no winner in the March Madness battle between Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson and third-grader Luke Feiler of Scottsdale.

Jackson and Luke each filled out a March Madness bracket to see who could pick the most winning teams.

The both picked 37 winners, but neither one of them chose Villanova to win it all.

[RELATED: Villanova wins 2nd national title in 3 years]

On Tuesday, Jackson and Luke decided to settle things on the basketball court.

Jackson invited the 9-year-old from Copper Canyon Elementary School out for a friendly game of one-on-one after Suns practice Monday.

Luke hit a couple of big shots, but Jackson kept the pressure on by playing stellar defense.

[RELATED: Suns introduce top pick Jackson]

Luke and Jackson did not reveal who won, but said they are looking forward to another March Madness challenge next year.


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Jason Barry
Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

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Jason Barry

Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

An avid sports fan, Jason follows the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns with his wife, Karen, and son, Joshua.

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Jason, started his career at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC before moving to WALA-TV in Mobile, AL, was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2002.

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