10 things that are more likely than Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell winning their 1,000th games on the same day
What are the odds? UConn coach Geno Auriemma and North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell both could win their 1,000th games on Tuesday and join the late Pat Summitt, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer and Duke men's coach Mike Krzyzewski as the only Division I basketball coaches to reach the milestone.
It is so improbable that the two would reach the milestone on the same day, in fact, that the top-notch analytics team at ESPN didn't even feel comfortable calculating such astronomical odds.
While we had hoped to put together a list of things with comparable odds, instead here's a list of things that are at least probable enough to have odds -- so seemingly more likely to happen than what college basketball fans could get to witness on Tuesday.
Winning Powerball: 1 in 292 million
The exact numbers change for every drawing, but the bottom line is you're probably not winning. But as Auriemma and Hatchell are poised to prove, anything is possible. So what the heck, go out and buy those numbers!
Being drafted by the WNBA: 1 in 5,000
Before you get too excited about your professional-basketball-playing future, please note that number is only for high school seniors who are playing the sport. If you've never, you know, actually played organized basketball, your odds aren't quite as good. Sorry.
Getting bitten by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million
No word on what the odds would be if sharks were able to live on land, a la "Sharknado."
Being injured by a toilet: 1 in 10,000
You might want to be careful on your next trip to the bathroom.
Winning Olympic gold in the 100 meters: 1 in 900 million
However, the odds of winning a gold medal in any sport are slightly better -- 1 in 662,000.
Becoming President of the United States: 1 in 10 million
So it looks like there's a chance for your 2020 run.
Having quadruplets: 1 in 800,000
Quadruplets are so rare that there were no GIFs available. Gasp! So these kittens will have to do.
Winning an Oscar: 1 in 11.5 million
Better start practicing your acceptance speech now.
Finding a four-leaf clover: 1 in 10,000
So, um, are you looking over a four-leaf clover that you overlooked before?
Correctly picking the entire men's NCAA tournament bracket: 1 in 128 billion
Some mathematicians actually believe the odds are somehow even less favorable. But yet it still might be more likely than two NCAA coaches winning their 1,000th game on the same day.