NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament Brackets

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Expert:

Dr. Dennis DeTurck

Dean of  the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

* Managing Editor of the American Mathematical Society's "Contemporary Mathematics" book series

* Author of more then fifty papers on partial differential equations and differential geometry

* Honors include the Mathematical Association of America's Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching

Quote:

"The formula for maximizing the number of winning picks involves using seed numbers. The probability of picking all the winners of any given bracket in the tournament based on seeding is around 1 in 500. Picking the statistical favorites and not one's sentimental favorites increases the likelihood of picking winning teams.  Of course, a certain number of upsets are the rule, not the exception."