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Tournament Challenge: Thursday update

A total of 7,372 brackets out of 11 million-plus in Tournament Challenge got all four of Thursday's winners correct. Dayton was the obvious bracket buster here, as just 0.8 percent of brackets had the Flyers in the Elite Eight. Other notes from Thursday's action:

South Region

  • A whopping 85 percent of brackets had Florida in the Elite Eight (with 61.9 percent reaching the Final Four and 27.1 percent winning it all).

  • Dayton is picked to reach the Final Four in just 19,665 brackets (0.18 percent), and 3,644 brackets have the Flyers winning it all.

  • Just 44,397 brackets (0.4 percent) had the Florida-Dayton matchup in the Elite Eight. The Gators were picked to win in 86.5 percent of those matchups.

West Region

  • A total of 36.3 percent of brackets had the top two seeds Arizona and Wisconsin meeting in the Elite Eight. The Wildcats are picked to win in 67.3 percent of those matchups.

  • Overall, 69.4 percent of brackets have Arizona in the Elite Eight; Wisconsin at 49.6 percent.

  • Also, 48.8 percent of brackets have Arizona in the Final Four and 7.9 percent to win it all. Wisconsin is at 20.7 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

Obama's bracket

The president got three of the four games correct Thursday, missing only Dayton. His Final Four teams of Florida and Arizona both won. He ranks in the 85.4 percentile.

Notable numbers regarding Friday's games

  • Michigan State, the 4-seed, is picked to reach the Elite Eight in more brackets than 1-seed Virginia (58.9 percent-33.5 percent).

  • Louisville is picked to reach the Elite Eight in 57.8 percent of brackets.

  • Teams picked to reach the Elite Eight in less than 10 percent of brackets: Kentucky (7.8 percent), UConn (5.9 percent) and Tennessee (1.3 percent).