March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Tennessee’s SEC Tournament win over Kentucky
Kentucky-Tennessee Round 3 was everything fans could have hoped for. In an intense, back-and-forth game, the Volunteers rallied from an eight-point deficit late in the second half and secured an 82-78 victory over the Wildcats in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The teams had split their first two matchups this season. Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner hit a clutch 3-pointer to put his team ahead with less than 30 seconds to play and it held on from there.
The only perfect bracket left is no longer perfect , thanks to Tennessee coming up short and a questionable call by the refs. Yup, Purdue’ s overtime win was the first game Gregg Nigl got wrong in his bracket , which was a historic run for NCAA brackets .
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The only perfect bracket left is no longer perfect, thanks to Tennessee coming up short and a .
Yup, Purdue's overtime win was the first game Gregg Nigl got wrong in his bracket, which was a historic run for NCAA brackets. Nigl, which Gonzaga's win Thursday night, had picked the first 49 games correctly, which is 10 picks better than the previous record holder, per Darren Rovel.
Nigl, a neuropsychologist from Ohio who made the media rounds during the the week, was flown out to Anaheim by Buick with his son to watch Thursday's games in person.
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RELATED: Men’ s NCAA Tournament bracket , matchups, more. The historic Highlander Education and Research Center in New Market, Tennessee , renowned for social Tennessee has struggled to defend the 3-point line recently, allowing 15 makes from three in each of the last two games.
The perfect NCAA bracket tracker: Thursday, march 28. 10:01 PM: Wow. In one of the best games of the tournament, Tennessee rallied 11:06 PM: Ohio State kept it close against Houston for the first half, but the Cougars pulled out the win to advance to the Sweet 16 and advance "center
And then his streak came to an end:
The most perfect bracket in history is done. With Tennessee's loss, Gregg Nigl, who with Gonzaga's win tonight, opened his bracket by picking the first 49 games right, takes his first L. His 49 out of the first 49 was 10 picks better than the previous record of 39 straight.
- Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell)
CBS had more info on his bracket and the odds he beat just to pick the first 49 games correctly:
Somehow, someway, Gregg Nigl's bracket remains perfect.
- CBS Sports (@CBSSports)
What a run.
UConn women preparing for unpredictable path when NCAA Tournament bracket is released
In a season where every team in the AP Top 25 has lost, and all but one of the top 10 has lost multiple games, the No. 2 UConn women's basketball team is preparing for anything when the NCAA Tournament bracket is released on Monday. After decades of coaching, Geno Auriemma says this season's bracket is more unpredictable than most he's been a part of. The Huskies have been the top team in the country for years, but this season's been different, with UConn carrying two losses into the tournament. "I remember the late '80s, early '90s when I was obsessed with the brackets probably like every other coach," Auriemma said. "[I would say], 'We're getting screwed.
No perfect NCAA bracket lasted through the first round on Friday night, thanks to the historic 16-1 upset of UMBC over Virginia. And after a runaway Gonzaga victory to start the Sweet 16, the "center road" bracket suffered its first loss , as Purdue beat Tennessee 99-94 in overtime in the 50th game of
Tennessee ’ s loss put an end to the last perfect NCAA bracket after historic run . Nobody's perfect anymore. Before filling out your bracket be sure to checkout NCAA Tournament wins by Seed, and Final Four Appearances by Seed, where we have calculated the odds of each seed winning the
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The Man With the Perfect Bracket Is a 40-Year-Old Neuropsychologist From Ohio.
The Man With the Perfect Bracket Is a 40-Year-Old Neuropsychologist From Ohio