With the 2019 NCAA Tournament approaching the Elite 8, there are no longer any perfect brackets. Thanks to the No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers knocking off the No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers in overtime, Dr. Gregg Nigl’s record bracket is no longer intact.
Nigl had gone 48-of-48 through the first two rounds of the tournament, marking the best run in March Madness history.
The most perfect bracket in history is done. With Tennessee’s loss, Gregg Nigl, who with Gonzaga’s win tonight, opened his bracket by picking the first 49 games right, takes his first L. His 49 out of the first 49 was 10 picks better than the previous record of 39 straight. pic.twitter.com/vLfOuYZuX4
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 29, 2019
Despite suffering his first loss, Nigl’s run was incredible.
The odds of having a perfect bracket into the Sweet 16? A stunning 1 in 281,474,976,710,656. Yes, that is 1 in 281.4 TRILLION.
The remaining schedule for the 2019 NCAA Tournament can be seen below.
2019 NCAA Tournament Schedule
|Sweet 16, Friday, March 29|
|LSU vs. Michigan State||7:09 pm||CBS||Washington, D.C.|
|Auburn vs. North Carolina||7:29 pm||TBS||Kansas City, MO|
|Virginia Tech vs. Duke||9:39 pm||CBS||Washington, D.C.|
|Houston vs. Kentucky||9:57 pm||TBS||Kansas City, MO|
|Saturday, March 30|
|West Regional Final||6:00 pm or 8:30 pm||TBS||Anaheim, CA|
|South Regional Final||6:00 pm or 8:30 pm||TBS||Louisville, KY|
|Sunday, March 31|
|East Regional Final||2:00 pm or 4:55 pm||CBS||Washington, D.C.|
|Midwest Regional Final||2:00 pm or 4:55 pm||CBS||Kansas City, MO|
|Saturday, April 6|
|Final Four||6:00 pm||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|
|Final Four||8:30 pm||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|
|Monday, April 8|
|National Championship||9:00 pm||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|