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How Accurate Was Joe Lunardi's Bracketology This Year?

Joe Lunardi speaking on ESPN.

The 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket has officially been unveiled, and per usual, there's debate. A few teams - Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Tulsa - snuck in the field despite what seemed like low odds. Even ESPN's Joe Lunardi didn't have them as part of the 68-team competition.

Just how well did Lunardi do, you ask? Well, he got 65 of 68 right. Heading into the selection show, he had both Vanderbilt and Syracuse as part of his "First Four Out" section. He didn't have Tulsa anywhere near the bracket. You can check out his final bracket over at ESPN.

Which teams did Lunardi have in that didn't make it? He had San Diego State, St. Bonaventure and Saint Mary's among the final eight teams in. None made it.

As for seed lines, Lunardi had a few mishaps there too. He had Michigan State as a 1-seed over Oregon, and he had Kentucky as a 3-seed over Texas A&M. Overall, he did pretty well though. 

Here's what Lunardi had to say about the three misses. He called Tulsa's inclusion "indefensible."

">March 13, 2016

">March 13, 2016

You can see the entire real bracket here. Play begins Tuesday night.