NPR logo

George Mason is Four in a Million

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5308433/5308434" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
George Mason is Four in a Million

George Mason is Four in a Million

George Mason is Four in a Million

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5308433/5308434" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

If your NCAA bracket is in bad shape, you're in good company. Three million people submitted their picks to ESPN.com before the men's tournament began and only four of them correctly picked the final four. More than 4,000 had correct entries last year. At CBS Sportsline, none of the 2 million brackets were correct. This final four is the first time in 26 years that no number-one seed is playing.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. If your NCAA bracket is in bad shape, you're in good company. Three million people submitted their picks to ESPN.com before March Madness. Only four of them correctly picked this weekend's matchup. More than 4,000 had correct entries last year. At CBS Sportsline, none of the 2 million brackets were correct. And that's all thanks to Cinderella George Mason. This is MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2006 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.