Today was a heartbreaking day in NCAA Tournament history, as No. 15 Middle Tennessee State started a potential Cinderella run and stunningly upset No. 2 Michigan State in the opening round. Brackets nationwide were busted and regarding ESPN’s Bracket Challenge, the following tweet from ESPN’s stats department is quite intriguing.
And then there were none. Over 13 million brackets in ESPN Tournament Challenge and all of them have at least one mistake
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 18, 2016
That’s a lot of people who picked Michigan State to go deep into the tournament, and rightfully so. All season long, the Spartans’ overall experience and depth made it look like they would indeed be the team to beat in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, so it’s no wonder that a great deal of people picked them to make the Final Four, if not win the tournament outright.
But the Blue Raiders had other ideas, using a deadly three-point shooting attack to just outplay and outclass Michigan State and end the Spartans’ season early.
I’m not sure what can be said about other websites but thanks to Michigan State’s early loss in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, all of ESPN’s brackets are hereby busted.
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