So, you’re looking for the perfect NCAA tournament bracket. The perfect bracket is such a rarity that contests offering millions of dollars have sprouted up over the years enticing entries and further building up the excitement surrounding March Madness. Picking the bracket, perfect or maybe almost perfect, is nothing but an inexact science. Here’s how you can put together a solid NCAA tournament bracket for 2017.
Okay. Upsets are going to happen. The problem for you is selecting where and when. Only eight No. 15 seeds have won games in the tourney. Middle Tennessee State did it just last year when the Blue Raiders upset Michigan State. The occurrence is such a rarity that one should avoid the trap of picking a No. 2 seed.
In the past four tournaments a No. 14 seed has won at least one game. Stephen F. Austin did it last year beating West Virginia, 70-56. This year, Iona might have a shot at upsetting Oregon, which lost Chris Boucher to a knee injury. Or, maybe it’s the revival of ‘Dunk City,’ Florida Gulf Coast, which plays Florida State in Round 1.
One of the surest bets in the tournament is on a No. 12 seed winning a game. Since 1985, 46 No. 12 seeds have won a tournament game. That is nearly 36 percent success in the first round. This year’s choices are UNC-Wilmington, Nevada, Princeton, and Middle Tennessee State. Maybe the Blue Raiders can pull an upset for the second straight year….