No Billion-Dollar Winner: Last Bracket Is Busted
Last three standing fell on Memphis' win over George Washington
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2014 2:43 PM CDT
Updated Mar 22, 2014 7:53 AM CDT
Mercer players celebrate their win over Duke.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(Newser) – A few too many upsets has ended any hope that a college hoops fan will be $1 billion richer at the end of the NCAA tournament. Thanks to upsets of Duke and Ohio State, among others, only three people were still alive in the Warren Buffett challenge heading into yesterday's game between George Washington and Memphis, reports USA Today. All three picked picked George Washington, incorrectly. "If Warren Buffett wants to donate the (billion) to our university, we will take it and use it in good company," said Memphis coach Josh Pastner after the game, reports AP. Still, the top 20 bracket pickers will get $100,000 each when all is said and done.

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FarmerMichael
Mar 22, 2014 12:15 PM CDT
Wow...time travel quantified. Now if one spends less than $1 billion to send back the final bracket to the start, one can "profit." Ignoring all the science betting on how one can't go back in time.... what was the deal for multiple right answers? Science fiction writers want to know....
gingolfpokerman
Mar 22, 2014 12:05 PM CDT
DUH, I think pretty much most of us knew of the fantasy of the Billion Dollar prize and all the junk email that comes with something free but like the chance at the twenty 100,000 dollar prizes. Besides all that, doesnt your delete button work?
JERZJOE
Mar 22, 2014 8:58 AM CDT
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