Advanced Bracketology: UWM math professor weighs in on the best bracket strategies
(MILWAUKEE) – For the millions of fans of the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament Sunday is something of a holiday. No games will be played. Rather on Selection Sunday, as it’s come to be known, each of the 68 competing teams will learn their position on the dizzying March Madness tournament bracket. And that means that between Sunday night and Thursday morning, millions of fans will be filling in their best guess at who will win each and every game.
While the odds of picking a perfect bracket are infinitesimally small, there are some things you can do to give yourself an edge over the rest of the people in your office pool.
On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Michael Schlesinger invited UWM mathematics professor Brendan Burns Healy onto the court to get a mathematician’s perspective on the best ways to win your bracket pool.