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Perhaps you thought your NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket selections were on point this year. Don't worry, one Ohio man is here to blow your paltry picks out of the water.
Going into the Sweet 16 round of the competition, Columbus' Gregg Nigl still has a perfect bracket — meaning he has thus far chosen 48 game outcomes correctly. The odds of this are insane. Depending on which mathematician you trust, the chances of picking correctly this far into the competition are anywhere from a billion
to a quintillion
Entering NCAA.com's official
March Madness bracket competition at the last minute (while supposedly
sick and in bed), the 40-year-old Nigl is the only person of millions blessed with the gift of correct foresight.
According to the NCAA, in the history of official bracket selections no one has ever been verified
to have chosen 48 games correctly, let alone all 64 games, so the chances of Nigl's perfect bracket streak continuing are incredibly slim.
“I’m not very confident that it will stay that way,” Nigl told
the Columbus Dispatch
. “But anything can happen.”
Come April 8, Nigl has No. 1 seed Gonzaga taking out No. 2 seed Kentucky in the championship match-up. We'll see how he does.
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