Record-breaking perfect bracket busts at game 50 with Purdue’s OT win over Tennessee
After 50 games of this 2019 NCAA tournament, the streak is over. There aren’t any brackets.
The temporarily famous”center street” bracket, which had accurately predicted that the very first 49 games of March Madness, suffered its first loss at the second game of the Sweet 16 if 3-seed Purdue conquer 2-seed Tennessee in overtime.
The bracket was entered in our Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge game by 40-year-old neuropsychologist Gregg Nigl, who wasn’t even conscious of the record-breaking series until NCAA.com called him Monday, after the next round of the tournament.
Check out our interview with Nigl here.
Before this past year, the longest we’d ever seen a bracket go unblemished was 39 straight games, which occurred in 2017 (we explain why we’re so sure of the amount below). Nigl’s”center road” bracket shattered that listing.