One of the more popular things to do during March Madness is filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket.
Well, because of upsets, most of our are shattered on the first day of the tournament.
Not so for one man, who just got his bracket busted, but not before predicting the outcome of more games than any one else in the history of this beloved March Madness game.
According to NCAA.com, 40-year-old neuropsychologist Gregg Nigl, correctly predicted the outcome of 49 straight NCAA tournament games.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 29, 2019
Daniel Wilco, from NCAA.com claimed, before this year, the longest we had ever seen a bracket go unblemished was 39 straight games, which happened in 2017… Nigl’s “center road” bracket shattered that record.”
What kind of a feat was Nigi’s prognostications? According to NCAA.com, the odds of predicting 49 NCAA tournament wins in a row are 1 in, 562,949,953,421,312, this number, according to numbermatics.com, is “ five hundred sixty-two trillion, nine hundred forty-nine billion, nine hundred fifty-three million, four hundred twenty-one thousand, three hundred twelve.”
The NCAA final Four features Texas Tech vs. Michigan State and Auburn vs. Virginia. The games can be seen the Saturday right here on KZTV10.