Tournament Challenge: Duke's loss shakes up large percent of brackets

March, 19, 2017
Mar 19
11:30
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No. 2 Duke's 88-81 loss to No. 7 South Carolina has major implications for the Tournament Challenge:

  • Duke was picked in 87 percent of the brackets to be in the Sweet 16.
  • The Blue Devils were selected to make the Elite Eight in 69 percent of the brackets.
  • Final Four in 39 percent
  • Championship game 25 percent (4,767,146 brackets)
  • Winning the national title 12 percent (2,258,552 brackets)

Only five percent of brackets had South Carolina making the Sweet 16. South Carolina will play Baylor, which was a matchup picked in only 2.1 percent of brackets. Of those brackets, 30 percent have the Gamecocks advancing past the Bears.

Greg Rosenstein is the fantasy basketball editor at ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at @grosenstein.

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