Win a billion bucks? Not this year
It was stated from the beginning that the odds of picking a perfect NCAA tournament bracket were 9.2 quintillion-to-1, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that there aren't any left among the ESPN-record 11 million-plus entries in the ESPN Tournament Challenge.
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And as for anybody's hopes of hitting up Warren Buffett for his $1 billion prize in the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge? Alas, that will not happen. Nobody -- as in no-bo-dy -- was left with a perfect bracket after Memphis ousted George Washington before the round of 64 was complete.
"If Warren Buffett wants to donate the (billion) to our university, we will take it and use it in good company," Memphis coach Josh Pastner told reporters after the game. "We'll find a way."
All is not lost, however; there are still 20 prizes of $100,000 each for the best "imperfect" brackets in that challenge.
Yahoo! Sports reported that one person on the site picked a perfect bracket, but it was not entered in the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.
You get the idea.
Perhaps that's why in the history of ESPN's Tournament Challenge, there never has been a perfect bracket.
In fact, only once in the past seven years has anyone even gone 32-0 entering the Round of 32.
But don't worry. There's always next year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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