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Page 2's NCAA Tournament flowchart

Originally Published: March 17, 2011
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Your alma mater? Upset by No-Name Tech. Your adopted Cinderella? Pummeled by Big-Name U. Your carefully chosen, game theory-informed brackets? Toast by Monday morning.

Here's the thing about the NCAA tournament: It's irresistible, unpredictable and designed to break your heart. Even if you root for Duke. Only 68 teams make the field. Sixty-seven of them get eliminated. Which means, as a fan, you're usually left playing March Madness musical chairs, looking for the next team to cheer ...

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