Where is Saint Pierre University? | 15 seeds rock Kentucky
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are just the tenth team in March Madness history to pull off the upset as the No. 15 seed.
WASHINGTON – St. Peter has delivered the fourth upset of the NCAA Tournament and it was the biggest yet.
The No. 15 seeded Saint Peter Peacocks defeated the No. 2 seeded Kentucky Wildcats 85-79 in overtime Thursday night in the first round of the men’s tournament.
Saint Peter’s, which is located in Jersey City, New Jersey, is part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is making its first tournament appearance since 2011. Saint Peter’s defeated Monmouth 60-54 to claim their fourth MAAC Championship and clinch their big March Madness dance ticket.
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The Peacocks are just the tenth team to pull off the upset as the No. 15 seed. While the March Madness feat is super rare, there was another 15-for-2 upset last year when Oral Roberts shocked everyone by beating Ohio State.
There were three other upsets earlier in the day, including No. 12 seed New Mexico State upsetting No. 5 seed Connecticut 70-63.
Even before that, the slices were pretty busted by the two early Thursday afternoon upsets. After Richmond’s 67-63 upset over Iowa and Michigan’s 75-63 upset win over Colorado State, there were only 1.76% perfect slices left in the NCAA Bracket Challenge Game.
The historical upheaval of Saint-Pierre will surely bring down even more parentheses.
What are the chances of a perfect bracket?
According to NCAA.comif you were to simply guess or flip a coin for each game, the odds of a perfect NCAA bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808.
However, NCAA.com also notes that the odds are closer to 1 in 120.2 billion, if the person making the bracket takes into account top team information and tournament history.
The closest person to a perfect parenthesis is thought to have happened just three years ago.
In the 2019 tournament, a man from Ohio correctly guessed all the games enter the Sweet 16, according to NCAA.com. But his streak of 49 correct picks ended when Purdue beat Tennessee 99-94 in overtime of Game 2 of the Sweet 16.
Last year, it only took 28 games for there to be no more perfect brackets.