Greg Rhoads, Justin Ross, Bruce Petersen, and Hannah Gibbs went the longest out of the 75 people in the Six Degrees of MVNUSID contest with a perfect bracket as they each survived the first 11 games before the UNLV loss knocked them all out of the ranks of the unbeaten. My only loss through the first 12 games was when No. 14 seed Davidson blew a nine-point lead in the final 5:23 to lose 59-58 to No. 3 Marquette as I stood at 11-1 as well.
No one lost their eventual champion on the first day although one person did have New Mexico playing in the final game. Of the 75 people, 23 picked overall top seed Louisville to claim the title, 21 went with Indiana, and 16 chose Ohio State. I'm one of only two people to have picked Duke.
My guess is that things will get a little more interesting as the action tips off today on the second day of action with 16 more games on tap. It will be interesting to see how things stand at the end of the day. Enjoy!
A big thanks to Outback Steakhouse for sponsoring the bracket. Nate will be enjoying a free Bloomin' Onion to celebrate his successful day one.