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.
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|