After 50 matches of the 2019 NCAA championship, the streak is over. There are no brackets that are longer perfect.
The briefly famous »center road » bracket, which had correctly predicted the very first 49 games of March Madness, suffered its first loss at the next match of the Sweet 16 when 3-seed Purdue conquer 2-seed Tennessee in overtime.
The bracket was entered in our Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge match by 40-year-old neuropsychologist Gregg Nigl, who was not even aware of the record-breaking streak until NCAA.com called him Monday, after the second round of the championship.
Check out our interview with Nigl here.
Before this past year, the longest we had ever seen a mount go unblemished was 39 straight matches, which happened in 2017 (we describe why we’re so sure of the amount below). Nigl’s »centre road » bracket smashed that listing.
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