2016 NCAA Tournament Brackets Leaked On Twitter

2016 NCAA Tournament Brackets Leaked On Twitter
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Oregon will be the No 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA tournament. Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia will join the surprising top seed with top billing. The brackets were leaked in twitter prior the official broadcast partners’ opportunity to unveil it.


Incredible depth and wide range scoring options won the top spot for the Oregon. This was among the most unpredictable season. The top spot in the Associated Press poll changed six times, which is one short of the record.

The NCAA released a statement addressing the leaked brackets: “We go through great lengths to prevent the tournament field from being revealed early, and the NCAA took its usual measures to protect this from happening. Unfortunately and regrettably, the bracket was revealed prior to our broadcast partners’ having the opportunity to finish unveiling it. We take this matter seriously, and we are looking into it.”

The brackets are closely guarded secret, with all the 68 teams unidentified and the match-ups not posted before the television show reveals it. But on Sunday, someone on twitter posted a bracket around 6:30 p.m., midway through the television show. The tweet read “Spoiler Alert: full bracket:” and revealed the full field of 68. By then, the south and the west region had been unveiled, and they were identical to the post.

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Jayhawks (30-4) are the overall No. 1 as they won the both regular season and conference title in the nation’s toughest league, the Big-12. According to Gary Parish of CBSSports.com, this is the best team with top-10 offense and top-10 defense. “Our entire team saw it before the fourth region was out,” Randy Bennett, whose Saint Mary’s team didn’t make the final selection, said via text, according to the ESPN. “We were ready to leave at that point.”

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