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Malaquias4394 had maintained a perfect bracket at the ESPN-sponsored NCAA tournament challenge through the first thirty-four games played. But along came the Arizona Wildcats who ousted the Buckeyes 73-58 (after trailing most of the first half) and simultaneously ended the ultimate dream of bracket gurus everywhere.

Malaquias4394's perfect bracket spoiled by Arizona Wildcats in third game of the second round.


The odds of picking a perfect bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (1 in 9.2 quintillion) or 1 in 128 billion, depending on who you listen to. Either way, your odds are of being struck repeatedly by lightening on a clear day are significantly better.