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

After 50 matches of this 2019 NCAA tournament, the streak is over. There are no perfect brackets.
The briefly famous”centre road” bracket, which had accurately predicted that the first 49 games of March Madness, suffered its first loss in the second game of the Sweet 16 when 3-seed Purdue conquer 2-seed Tennessee in overtime.
The mount was entered in our Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge match by 40-year-old neuropsychologist Gregg Nigl, who wasn’t even aware of the record-breaking streak until NCAA.com called him Monday, after the second round of this championship.
Check out our interview with Nigl here.
Earlier this year, the longest we had ever seen a mount go unblemished was 39 straight games, which happened in 2017 (we describe why we’re so sure of that number below). Nigl’s”centre road” bracket smashed this record.

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