After 50 matches of the 2019 NCAA championship, the streak is over. There aren’t any brackets.
The briefly famous”center street” bracket, which had correctly predicted the very first 49 games of March Madness, suffered its first loss at the next match of the Sweet 16 when 3-seed Purdue conquer 2-seed Tennessee in overtime.
The bracket was entered in our Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge match by 40-year-old neuropsychologist Gregg Nigl, that was not even conscious of the record-breaking streak until NCAA.com called him Monday, after the next round of this tournament.
Check out our full interview with Nigl here.
Before this past year, the longest we had ever seen a bracket go unblemished was 39 straight matches, which happened in 2017 (we describe why we are so sure of the number below). Nigl’s”centre road” bracket shattered this listing.