Nicole Soulsby and Phillip Gore both attended the University of Arkansas, but never actually met until Spring Break in Florida their senior year. Nicole had rented a house with a group of five friends — two of whom were also good friends with Phillip.
One night the friend group decided to venture away from their little Seagrove home and go into Destin to grab some food, drinks, and watch the March Madness tournament. Nicole's two friends who knew Phillip invited him to meet them downtown, and the rest is history! While chatting the night away, Phillip made a bet with Nicole that if her March Madness bracket was better, she could pick the restaurant for a date back in Fayetteville, and if his was better, he could pick the restaurant for a date back in Fayetteville.
Nicole happily agreed without realizing that Phillip got himself a date either way. Very smooth. Nicole ended up winning the bet, and the two went out for sushi back in Fayetteville, and the couple has watched countless March Madness games together since.