So much for those perfect brackets.
UMBC’s historic victory against Virginia on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament decimated the few remaining perfect predictions across all major bracket games. Per Daniel Wilco of NCAA.com’s Bracket IQ, there were 25 perfect brackets left throughout contests held by ESPN, Bleacher Report, Yahoo, CBS and Capital One before UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed. All 25 of those entries picked Virginia to beat UMBC, so there goes hope for perfection.
This isn’t a surprise. It would have been more of a shock if multiple perfect brackets had selected UMBC moving on. UMBC advances to play Sunday against Kansas State, which beat Creighton on Friday. We’ll see if this surprise Cinderella story can continue.
Perhaps we’ll witness bracket perfection some year. But this won’t be that time.
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