Day 1 of the 2016 NCAA Tournament’s first round gave us everything that we could have wanted with some buzzer beaters and major upsets busting people’s brackets across the nation.
Entering Thursday’s full slate of action, there were a whopping 13 million brackets entered in ESPN’s “Bracket Challenge.”
Now, after upsets from Yale, Little Rock, Providence, Wichita State, Gonzaga and others, there are significantly less “perfect brackets” remaining. In fact, ESPN announced there are now less than 15,000 perfect brackets remaining out of the initial 13 million.
That’s quite the change.
After a wild 1st day of the tourney, just 14,525 (0.1%) out of the approx 13 mil ESPN Tournament Challenge brackets are a perfect 16/16
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) March 18, 2016
With another 16 games on the schedule for today, we can expect that number to dip even further.
The 2016 NCAA Tournament resumes today beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET as No. 7 Dayton take on the No. 10 Syracuse Orange.
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