NCAA tournament: Ohio State loss busts brackets

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SAN DIEGO — So you were confident in your bracket, hoping to win the office pool, maybe get lucky and take down that $1 billion prize Warren Buffett is offering for a perfect run of picks.

One game in and … done.

With Dayton’s 60-59 victory over Ohio State, about 83 percent of the brackets in Yahoo’s Tourney Pick ’Em game were one and done, perfection flushed in 40 minutes. Harvard’s victory over Cincinnati and North Dakota State’s victory over Oklahoma added to the number of disappointed would-be billionaires.

At CBSSports.com, Dayton took out 81 percent of the poolers in the bracket challenge. By the time Harvard won, just

5 percent of the brackets were still perfect. By the end of the night, fewer than 1 percent of brackets remained unblemished in contests by CBSSports.com and ESPN.

Of the 11 million brackets in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, more than 80 percent had Ohio State advancing to the next round. That’s about 8.8 million brackets with a blemish after one game.

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