Pizza Hut(R) Pulls for the Underdog in Basketball Tournament With Championship-Sized Giveaway

Student Body Wins 10,000 Free Slices of Pizza Hut Pizza if a No. 16 Seed Shocks the World

DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- Every March, the search goes on for the ultimate basketball upset. Since 1985, 100 men's college basketball teams earning the No. 16 seed have battled No. 1 seeds. All 100 have come home in defeat. It would take one of the greatest upsets in sports history for a No. 16 seed to pull off that stunning victory and create an all-time favorite sports moment.

Pizza Hut®, America's Favorite Pizza, is prepared to reward the first school to secure the upset of a lifetime in this year's men's college basketball tournament. And the spoils won't just go to the players and coaches; the entire campus will get a piece of the action.

If a No. 16 seed defeats a No. 1 seed, students can get ready for a pizza party the likes of which they've never seen. Pizza Hut will give away 10,000 free slices of pizza to currently enrolled students and active faculty members at the lucky No. 16 seed school before the academic year concludes. Redemption details will be publicized at the winning school after the upset.

"An underdog upset of this level would become a favorite in sports history and should be awarded with free pizza from Pizza Hut," said Brian Niccol, Pizza Hut CMO.

Students at the No. 16 seed schools just need to pull out their lucky charms and hope for an upset; and if the nearly unthinkable does happen, students can start dreaming of eating their favorite pizzas from Pizza Hut.

Those who are not rooting for the underdog can also get an amazing deal. In support of all hungry basketball fans, right now Pizza Hut is offering any pizza for just $10. That means fans can order any size pizza, with any crust and any toppings for $10. The only exceptions are that double toppings are not available on this $10 offer, and Stuffed Crust Pizza is available for an additional charge. The Pizza Hut $10 offer will be available for a limited time and no coupon is required.

About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2009 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 50 years ago in Wichita, Kansas and today operates thousands of restaurants around the globe. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM).

SOURCE Pizza Hut

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