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Daniel Wilco | NCAA.com | March 17, 2018

Looking at the worst brackets in the 2018 NCAA tournament

UMBC upsets Virginia, 74-54

Marshall's major upset of 4-seed Wichita State took the number of perfect brackets across the world from a few thousand to just a couple hundred.

But for two brackets in our Capital One Bracket Challenge Game, it was the first game they got right.

For 18 games, those two did something almost as impressive as a perfect bracket - they went 0-for-18.

Now, you might say, that’s definitely easier than picking a 18-0 bracket. Not so fast! Any first-round games you might consider a guaranteed win, such as a 1 seed extending the 132-0 streak against 16 seeds, work the same both ways.

MARCH MADNESS SHOP
And these brackets weren't full of absurd picks either (if you don’t count the 1-v-16 games). Neither picked a 16 seed to make it to the Final Four.

Both were confident in 4-seed Arizona (lost by 21 points to 13-seed Buffalo) and 11-seed St. Bonaventure (lost by 15 to 6-seed Florida). They also had faith in 16-seed Radford (lost by 26 points to Villanova) and 16-seed Penn (lost by 16 to Kansas).

Unfortunately, one bracket (titled Mary May), which was was 0-for-16, slipped up and got Texas A&M's win over Providence correct in the 17th game of the tournament.

The two champions of the worst brackets in the Bracket Challenge Game are 5-seed West Virginia, and 6-seed Miami (which lost in the first round).

Last year, the longest a bracket went without getting one game right was 21 games. 

Check out at each of the last-place brackets here: | One | Two

 

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