Archive for March 22nd, 2021

Ohio State, Florida, Virginia, Illinois Among Upsets In NCAA Tournament, Odds Of A Perfect Bracket


There were many upsets and unpredictable outcomes from the NCAA Tournament this weekend that were sure to ruin many brackets. #2 ranked Ohio State fell to #15 Oral Roberts in the first round. Then Oral Roberts beat #7 Florida and are in the Sweet 16.

In other upset news, #13 Ohio eliminated #4 Virginia (the defending champs) in the first round. And, top-ranked Illinois lost to Loyola Chicago and their iconic superfan Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt (who became famous in 2018 for inspiring the team on their way to the Final Four). Sister Jean delivered the pre-game prayer on Sunday, saying, “As we play the Fighting Illini, we ask for special help to overcome this team and get a great win. We hope to score early and make our opponents nervous. We have a great opportunity to convert rebounds as this team makes about 50% of layups and 30% of its 3 points. Our defense can take care of that.”

For the rest of the NCAA news, click here.

For anyone still thinking they have a chance to have a perfect bracket, consider the odds of filling out a perfect bracket (according to the NCAA) are 1-in-9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (if you just guess or flip a coin) and 1-in-120.2 billion (if you know a little bit about basketball).

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