ESPN says this is the closest First Round contest this year.
The 2017 NCAA Tournament bracket was released Sunday night. Since then millions across the country have submitted their brackets.
Last year’s winner, Villanova, another team in their region, Duke, and North Carolina have emerged as the favorites to win the title. However, we’re not here for who will win it all.
We’re here to celebrate the closest First Round matchup. You know, the game that people look at and can’t decide who will win? This may not have been your toughest decision, but according to ESPN Stats and Info, Northwestern and Vanderbilt is the closest game of the tournament.
14.6 million brackets are in! Pick for closest 1st-round contest? Vanderbilt (50.2%) over NW (49.8%). Enter now:https://t.co/mZIsQyEAU6
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 16, 2017
Northwestern is under some serious pressure after making it to their first NCAA tournament in the school’s history. Can the Wildcats beat Vanderbilt, or will the Commodores ruin Northwestern’s first trip to the tourney?