1 NCAA tournament bracket stays perfect into Sweet 16 for first time ever. Here’s how it happened


Through 48 of the 63 games of the 2019 NCAA tournament, there is just one perfect bracket left across all major online bracket games: “Center Road”, entered in our Bracket Challenge Game.By reaching the Sweet 16 unblemished, “Center Road” now owns the longest streak of correct bracket picks we have ever seen, shattering our reported record of 39 games, which happened in 2017 (we explain why we’re so sure of that number below).

Here’s a look at the bracket:

This is the fourth year that we have tracked tens of millions of brackets from the largest online bracket games across the country, including our Bracket Challenge Game, ESPN, CBS, Yahoo, Fox, and Sports Illustrated, to see when the last perfect bracket busts.

Usually, that tracking ends on Friday, or sometimes — if we’re lucky — Saturday. This year, it will last until at least the second Thursday of the tournament, when play picks back up with the Sweet 16 and game No. 49.

For reference, if every game were a coin toss, the odds of predicting 48 in a row are 1 in 281,474,976,710,656. So, yeah, this is kinda impressive.

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In the next round, “Center Road” is going completely chalk. Here are its next eight picks:

Date/TIME (ET)
3/28 at 7:09 PM
(1) Gonzaga vs. (4) Florida State
3/28 at 7:29 PM
(2) Tennessee vs. (3) Purdue
3/28 at 9:39 PM
(2) Michigan vs. (3) Texas Tech
3/28 at 9:57 PM
(1) Virginia vs. (12) Oregon
3/29 at 7:09 PM
(2) Michigan State vs. (3) LSU
Michigan State
3/29 at 7:29 PM
(1) UNC vs. (5) Auburn
3/29 at 9:39 PM
(1) Duke vs. (4) Virginia Tech
3/29 at 9:57 PM
(2) Kentucky vs. (3) Houston
That would give us four 1 seeds and four 2 seeds in the Elite Eight, which has never happened in the 34-year history of the tournament. But then again, no one has ever picked 48 games in a row perfectly in the history of the tournament (that we …

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