After Princeton's shocking win in the NCAA tourney, barely half of 1/100th of 1% of all brackets are intact ๐Ÿ˜ญ
ยท Mar 17, 2023 ยท

Big props to the nine brave Americans who had Princeton advancing past the first round yesterday.

It has become a rite of passage for sports fans to fill out their annual March Madness brackets for the NCAA basketball tournaments.

However, all the planning and preparation for many has been blown out the water with No. 15 seed Princeton's shock victory against the No. 2 seeded Arizona.

According to the NCAA March Madness Twitter, only 0.065% of the millions of brackets completed remain intact following the Tigers' upset.

The video:

Just brutal stuff.

Nobody ever accounts for this sort of thing.

You don't expect Princeton to win. Do you want to see what Princeton's record in the NCAA tourney looks like for the past 40 years?

You're just not thinking of Princeton in your bracket. It doesn't happen. Especially against a team like Arizona.

But don't feel bad โ€” the odds of your bracket being perfect are essentially next to nothing:

Tim Chartier, a distinguished visiting professor at the US National Museum of Mathematics and Joseph R. Morton professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College, explained to CNN the likelihood of having a successful bracket.

"I'm going to pick one second in 292 billion years, and your job is to tell me which second I pick," Chartier explains.

"There is a stat out there that there's a one in 10,000 chance that you get injured by a toilet. So there are better odds that that same family of four all get injured by the toilet than picking a perfect bracket," the professor continues.

That's something to think about the next time you're in the bathroom crying over your ruined bracket. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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