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March 7, 2013
Odds of picking perfect NCAA bracket: DePaul math professor
Newswise — CHICAGO —March Madness fans hoping to nail the perfect NCAA bracket of college basketball championship matchups might want to consider the odds weighing against perfection.
According to Jeff Bergen, a mathematics professor at DePaul University in Chicago and a lifelong collegiate basketball fan, the odds of picking a perfect bracket are less than one-in-9.2 quintillion. For those with a solid knowledge of the history of the NCAA tournaments, the odds of picking a perfect bracket increase greatly but still involve numbers with lots of zeroes.
Bergen demonstrates the math on YouTube at http://bit.ly/AteRMp.