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There Are Now Zero Perfect NCAA Tournament Brackets

An NCAA logo on the court during the NCAA Tournament.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 21: A general view of the court ahead of the game between the UCLA Bruins and UAB Blazers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

There will be no perfect bracket picked this year. The hope for one died moments ago with Tennessee's overtime loss to Purdue.

Neurophysicist Gregg Nigl went a perfect 48-for-48 through two rounds, drawing plenty of attention in the process. Nigl made it 49-for-49 with Gonzaga's win over Florida State earlier tonight.

However, he picked the No. 2 seed Tennessee to beat the No. 3 seed Purdue in the South. The Vols fell to the Boilermakers 99-94 in overtime, snapping Nigl's impressive streak.

According to Darren Rovell, Nigl once put together 39 correct picks in a row but bested that mark this year.

There is a silver lining to this story though. While Nigl won't pick all 63 games correctly, he has gained notoriety from this and even earned a special trip for his efforts. Buick paid to send Nigl and his son to Anaheim to watch his favorite team, the Michigan Wolverines, in the Sweet 16 against Texas Tech. That game just tipped off on CBS.

That's not a bad consolation prize at all.