NCAA Tournament 2019: There Are Zero Perfect Brackets Left

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

GAME TIME (ET) TV SITE
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