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Last Perfect NCAA March Madness Bracket Spoiled by Purdue’s Win over Tennessee

Posted at 11:49 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 12:50:55-04

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, 40-year-old neuropsychologist Gregg Nigl, correctly predicted the outcome of 49 straight NCAA tournament games.

Daniel Wilco, from 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, the odds of predicting 49 NCAA tournament wins in a row are 1 in, 562,949,953,421,312, this number, according to, 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.