NCAA Releases Statement On Leaked Bracket

    The NCAA released a statement on the leaked bracket that hit Twitter during Selection Sunday.

    March 14, 2016

    The NCAA released a statement on the leaked bracket that hit Twitter during Selection Sunday.


    The highly-anticipated release of the 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket came earlier than expected on Selection Sunday when it was leaked on Twitter in the middle of the CBS broadcast.

    While its validity was questioned at first, the leaked bracket turned out to be the exact field of 68. It even appeared to cause CBS to adjust it’s show in order to announce the remaining bracket while the window was still open.

    Afterwards, the NCAA released the following statement on the leaked bracket.

    “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.”

    For a complete look at the 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket, click here.

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