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NCAA Backetball Tournament Fun Fact

03/20/08

Permalink 01:19:00 pm, by millercommamatt, 82 words   English (US)
Categories: General, US News

NCAA Backetball Tournament Fun Fact

I case anyone was curious, there are 264 (two to the sixty fourth power) ways to fill out an NCAA basket including the play-in game.

One play-in game, 32 first round games, 16 second round games, 8 sweet sixteen games, 4 elite eight game, 2 final four games, and the final gives you:

21 x 232 x 216 x 28 x 24 x 22 x 21 = 264
(18,446,744,073,709,551,616)

You have better odds of winning the lottery several times than you do filling out a NCAA tournament bracket randomly and correctly picking the winner of all the games.

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