Perfect Brackets Disappear After Historic NCAA Tournament Upsets In Round One
Did you pick Lehigh to beat Duke? How about Norfolk State to beat Missouri? Chances are that you didn’t. ESPN says that there are no more perfect brackets (out of 6.45 million) after yesterday’s historic day of upsets.
For the first time in NCAA tournament history, two number 15 seeded teams will advance to round two. And only a few people saw it coming. According to ESPN, there were 31,183 brackets that picked Lehigh and Norfolk State to advance. But with other upsets, like Ohio beating Michigan, the number of perfect brackets drops to 0.
After Norfolk’s surprising upset, senior Kyle O’Quinn said:
“We messed up some brackets! We messed up some brackets! We even messed up my bracket.”
ESPN does report that there is one bracket that has correctly guessed 27 out of the 28 games. This bracket chose Lehigh to win but picked Missouri to beat Norfolk.
Do you think Lehigh of Norfolk will advance past round two? Lehigh and Norfolk will both face arguably easier competition during round two. Lehigh will be going up against 10th seeded Xavier in round two and Norfolk will play 7th seeded Florida. According to ESPN, 1,020 brackets have Lehigh to win the tournament and 838 have picked Norfolk State to win.
How does your bracket look after yesterday’s historic day of upsets?