In comparison to previous years:
- 2015: 273 out of 11.57 million were a perfect 16-for-16 on the first Thursday (.002 percent)
- 2014: 18,471 out of approximately 11 million were a perfect 16-for-16 on the first Thursday (.2 percent)
Another 182,678 brackets went 15-for-16 on Thursday. On the other end of the spectrum, seven brackets laid an egg, going 0-for-16 on Thursday.
Strange But True: Out of more than 13 million @ESPNFantasy brackets entered this year... ONE has gone an imperfect 0-for-19 to this point.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 18, 2016
The twin upsets by 12-seeds Yale and Arkansas-Little Rock over Baylor and Purdue, respectively, really shook up the field. Plus, a pair of upsets by 11-seeds -- Gonzaga over Seton Hall and Wichita State over Arizona -- heightened the bracket-busting madness. Overall, the better seeds went 9-7 on Thursday.
The madness isn't reserved for the men.— ESPN (@espn) March 18, 2016
The women's tourney begins today, which means another bracket to fill out: https://t.co/pHAPKZhVVn