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The Games! The Upsets! The Madness!

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Even the best and brightest analysts couldn't have predicted the upsets in this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. To comfort your busted bracket, check out past Cinderella stories and upsets …

Even the best and brightest analysts couldn't have predicted the upsets in this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. To comfort your busted bracket, check out past Cinderella stories and upsets and the odds of having a perfect bracket this year.

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  • 1. Once upon a time, there was......in March.George MasonButler VCUAdmissionsIncreaseAthleticDonationsSeasonTicket Sales41%45%25%20%67%27%22%25%100%The Perfect BracketThe odds of filling out a perfect bracket were a staggering1 in 9.2 quintillion.Thats 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 if youre not into the whole rounding thing.For NCAA basketball aficionados, the odds increased to1 in 128,000,000,000.How big is that?You’d have a better chance of hitting four holes-in-one in a single round of golf.You could travel to the edge of our solar systemand back 9.9 billion times.The Endwww.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297246/NCAA-bracket-predictions-2013-Professor-says-1-9-QUINTILLION-chance-getting-picks-right.htmlwww.geekosystem.com/odds-of-perfect-bracket/www.freep.com/article/20120313/SPORTS08/120313043/ncaa-tournament-perfect-bracketwww.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/03/19/ncaa-tournament-perfect-bracket-odds-quintillion/1999795/www.lostlettermen.com/larranaga-will-haunt-gmus-ad-forever/www.espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dollars/post/_/id/460/tournament-pays-handsomely-for-schoolswww.espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dollars/post/_/id/3222/how-fgcus-run-can-benefit-admissionswww.eagle.gmu.edu/newsroom/591/www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/region_focus/2011/q2/pdf/upfront.pdfwww.nytimes.com/2006/12/09/sports/09mason.htmlwww.butlersports.com/releases/nacma-awards2011www.espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dollars/post/_/id/3217/stubhub-says-advantage-louisvilleactiv8social.com // @activ8social // facebook.com/Activ8SocialCinderella StoriesFGCU vs. UF: In State RivalryFlorida Gulf Coast was the first 15-seeded team to advance to theSweet Sixteen. Their March Madness run ended in Texas where theEagles were defeated by the Florida Gators 60-52 on Friday, March 29.48,785$8,474,783 12,000UF #3est. 1853Student Body Arena SeatingB–ball Expenses8,000$1,098,569 4,500FGCU #15est. 1991Villanova #81985Butler #5 + #82010 + 2011Mizzou #122002Temple Owls #112001Loyola Marymount #111990Cleveland State #141986Chattanooga #141997FGCU #152013NationalChampionNationalChampionshipElite 8Sweet 16Final FourLSU #111986GMU #112006VCU #112011The Cinderella EffectThe Cinderella Effect (n.) - the dramatic increase in studentapplications, athletic donations, and season ticket sales as a result ofan underdog school’s advancement in the NCAA tournament.Historically more #12 seeds have2nd round wins than #11 seeds witha winning percentage of 48.8%.2013 was the only year to have 3 teamsseeded 12 or lower in the Sweet 16:Oregon #12, LaSalle #13 & FGCU #151991 & 2013 had at least 1 teamof every seed (except #16’s)advance to the Round of 32.Butler is the only team to makeconsecutive Final Fours while not beinga #1 or #2 seed either time.FGCU: 596 days UF: 80 yearsFull NCAADivision 1 Eligibility