Record-breaking perfect bracket busts at game 50 with Purdue’s OT win over Tennessee

After 50 matches of the 2019 NCAA tournament, the streak is over. There are no brackets that are ideal.
The temporarily famous”center road” bracket, which had correctly predicted that 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 mount was entered within our Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge match by 40-year-old neuropsychologist Gregg Nigl, that wasn’t even conscious of the record-breaking series until NCAA.com called him Monday, following the next round of the tournament.
Have a look at our entire interview with Nigl here.
Earlier this year, the longest we’d ever seen a bracket go unblemished was 39 straight matches, which happened in 2017 (we describe why we are so sure of the number below). Nigl’s”centre road” bracket smashed that record.

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