[ad_1]

Don’t be too disappointed if you didn’t pick Oral Roberts to reach the Sweet 16. Almost everyone didn’t.

But tens of thousands of people did. Really.

We looked at the numbers and found that 32,885 Bracket Challenge Game brackets (somehow!) correctly had the Golden Eagles in the Sweet 16 this year. Not bad, considering Oral Roberts joins 2013 Florida Gulf Coast as the only No. 15 seeds to ever make the Sweet 16 in NCAA tournament history.

Now the question is this — what do those 32,885 brackets think of ORU’s chances the rest of the way?

Well, a majority thought the Golden Eagles’ Cinderella run would end in the next round. That doesn’t mean BCG users all thought ORU would fall to No. 3 Arkansas specifically in this round — just that they stopped picking Oral Roberts starting now.

But not all hopped off the bandwagon. More than 39 percent think ORU will make more history and be the first No. 15 seed ever to reach the Elite Eight. And more than 12 percent think Cinderella will keep dancing into the Final Four behind the star power of Max Abmas and Kevin Obanor.

MARCH MADNESS: Follow live coverage of the 2021 NCAA tournament

As for winning it all? That would be 1,418 brackets — or only 4.31 percent of those who had ORU in the Sweet 16. So Cinderella clearly had a midnight, at least for most of the 32,885 brackets.

Here’s another look:

Round BRACKETS picking ORU To… Percent of BRACKETS who had ORU in the Sweet 16
Reach the Elite Eight 12,895 39.21 percent
Reach the Final Four 4,044 12.30 percent
Reach the national championship game 2,118 6.44 percent
Win the national championship 1,418 4.31 percent

Oral Roberts’ Sweet 16 run is even more impressive considering the Golden Eagles were the third least-picked No. 15 seed in the first round, when the Golden Eagles played Ohio State. Iona was instead the most popular No. 15 seed to win its first-round game, as 5 percent of BCG users had the Gaels upsetting Alabama.

But we all know what happened. Iona kept it close against the Tide for a while, yet three of the four No. 15 seeds all lost by double digits. The fourth is still playing and faces No. 3 Arkansas at 7:25 p.m. ET Saturday on TBS.

PICKS: Check how your Bracket Challenge Game bracket is doing

This is the longest an NCAA bracket has ever stayed perfect

In the 2019 NCAA tournament, an Ohio man picked the first 49 games correctly in his March Madness tournament. That is the longest streak we have ever seen.

READ MORE

Gonzaga is the team the nation picked to win the 2021 NCAA tournament

Gonzaga (of course!) is the nation’s pick to win the 2021 NCAA championship. Here’s every 2021 NCAA tournament team ranked by percentage of picks to win the championship.

READ MORE

Here’s the 2021 Final Four combination picked most often in the NCAA bracket

These are the favorite Final Four combinations for Bracket Challenge Game players in the 2021 NCAA bracket.

READ MORE

[ad_2]

Share.

About Author

Turner South Syndicate  is proud to publish SportsBuzzSource.com TSS is a group of common interest people coming together in the sports news world. Sports news has always been an evolving hobby of ours. We take pride in researching the latest breaking news and presenting stories to readers as a quick reference. Sources are from multiple outlets scoured by our highly enthused team of researchers. Presenting a navigational friendly website, we are dedicated to exhibit the latest stories in sports. Also, for mobile news check out our app, Sports Buzz Source, on Google Play Store. ​ Lastest app releases are Remind List+ and YoCelsi on iTunes. Remind List+ -- Record all your list in one place and get notifications on home screen. Check it out... ​ YoCelsi - Minimalist Weather and Local Sorm Conditions Social Browser - 3D iBrowser with integrated social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc...)

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: