Bracket busters

How Craig Gilmore picked the winning March Madness tournament bracket

Originally Published: February 18, 2014
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

IN THE MINUTES after Warren Buffett announced his billion-dollar bounty for a perfect NCAA basketball bracket, Craig Gilmore's phone started to buzz. Last year Gilmore topped more than 9 million of his fellow contestants in the ESPN Tournament Challenge. He wasn't perfect, but he was closer to it than anyone else, predicting Louisville's win over Michigan and even Florida Gulf Coast's first-round upset of Georgetown. Now old college friends, colleagues and even his own mother have ...

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