Elon math professor from Chapel Hill wins back-to-back games of Jeopardy

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
UNC math professor wins Jeopardy
Despite getting the Final Jeopardy clue wrong, Marko Saric still took home the victory.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- Elon University math professor Marko Saric was back on Jeopardy this Friday and won his second game in a row.

Friday night Saric took home a second victory after answering the Final Jeopardy question in the category "Comic Book Characters" correctly.

"Featured in a 2020 film, she gets her name from a 16th C. Italian stock character who often wore diamond-patterned outfits"

The correct answer is Harley Quinn.

Two of the contestants including Saric answered the question correctly. He won Final Jeopardy with a total of $22,801.


Saric won $3,799 in Thursday night's game on ABC11.

He was in first place going into the Final Jeopardy round, but all three players were separated by just a couple thousand dollars.

All three of them got the following Final Jeopardy clue wrong.

"Until Alabama became the 22nd state, this one was first alphabetically"

The correct answer is Connecticut.

With all three contestants getting it wrong, Saric's wager left him with the highest total.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article identified Saric as a UNC professor. He is an Elon professor who is from Chapel Hill and went to graduate school at UNC.