Excuse us while we join the party! As the Final Four wraps up the season and the transfer portal starts a new, let’s play ‘HANDL’, the CBB Review word game.

Inspired by our friends over at Sox on 35th, and a Tweet by our own contributor, Ariel Puterman, we decided it was time for a college basketball word game.

So we came up with ‘HANDL’, of course, an abbreviation of ‘handles’, something most of you playing this game probably lack!

Here’s how it works:

  • You know how to play WORDLE, but you have six tries to guess the word of the day.
  • DM us a screenshot of your HANDL and we’ll add it to our leaderboard, updated at the end of each day.
  • Don’t spoil it! It’s just a fun game to test your college basketball knowledge.
  • Topics include player names, team names, coaches, mascots, arenas – you name it. And you’ll always get a clue.


Topic: Mascot

Clue: This Big Ten Conference mammal likes to gnaw his way through wood from time to time.