George Mason is Four in a Million

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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.

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