We’ve got the second big upset of March Madness 2022. The No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats took a first-round loss to St. Peter’s, obliterating our NCAA Tournament brackets and sending the field into chaos.
A whopping 96.4 percent of brackets on 63Games had Kentucky advancing out of this round. This follows Iowa’s loss to Richmond earlier in the day, decimating the ranks of perfect brackets. Only one perfect bracket remains in 63Games.
The compound effects of this are massive, as Kentucky was picked in 7.5 percent of brackets to lift the national title. As the tournament advances, those who picked Kentucky will see increased grief.
This is the 10th instance of a No. 15 seed beating a No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament history, and it’ll be a sweet moment for Saint Peter’s. John Calipari’s Wildcats will have to go back to the drawing board after an embarrassing exit from the bracket.