Oklahoma’s loss busted a lot of brackets

Armchair bracketologists were pretty high on Trae Young’s ability to carry Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament, but it didn’t work out so well for them.

Despite Rhode Island being seeded slightly higher than Oklahoma, A LOT of people picked the Sooners to pull off the ‘W.’

In fact, almost 50% of CBS’s brackets are busted after No. 10 Oklahoma fell to No. 7 URI in an 83-78 OT thriller in the first round today.

Here’s exactly how many perfect brackets remained after the Sooners loss to the Rams earlier this afternoon:

While some saw the hype that surrounded Young as a little excessive, the guard put together a pretty solid rookie campaign averaging 27.4 points, 8.8 assists and 3.9 boards this season. Post-game URI head coach Dan Hurley told CBS’s Dana Jacobson that Young is one of the most special players he’s ever coached against.

But Young was the considered the lone bright spot of a team that had dropped 11 of its last 15 games heading into the tourney. That stretch also included a six-game losing streak in February.

Related: See how the top 20 teams are projected to fare: 

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Ohio State

Chances of reaching Final Four: 5%
Chances of reaching championship: 2%
Chances of winning championship: 0.6%

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Florida

Chances of reaching Final Four: 4%
Chances of reaching championship: 2%
Chances of winning championship: 0.7%

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Texas Tech

Chances of reaching Final Four: 6%
Chances of reaching championship: 3%
Chances of winning championship: 1%

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Houston

Chances of reaching Final Four: 7%
Chances of reaching championship: 3%
Chances of winning championship: 1%

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Arizona

Chances of reaching Final Four: 6%
Chances of reaching championship: 3%
Chances of winning championship: 1%

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Wichita State

Chances of reaching Final Four: 6%
Chances of reaching championship: 3%
Chances of winning championship: 1%

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Tennessee

Chances of reaching Final Four: 9%
Chances of reaching championship: 4%
Chances of winning championship: 2%

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Kentucky

Chances of reaching Final Four: 7%
Chances of reaching championship: 4%
Chances of winning championship: 2%

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West Virginia

Chances of reaching Final Four: 8%
Chances of reaching championship: 4%
Chances of winning championship: 2%

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Michigan

Chances of reaching Final Four: 14%
Chances of reaching championship: 6%
Chances of winning championship: 2%

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Xavier

Chances of reaching Final Four: 17%
Chances of reaching championship: 7%
Chances of winning championship: 3%

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Gonzaga

Chances of reaching Final Four: 24%
Chances of reaching championship: 9%
Chances of winning championship: 4%

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North Carolina

Chances of reaching Final Four: 25%
Chances of reaching championship: 11%
Chances of winning championship: 5%

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Purdue

Chances of reaching Final Four: 20%
Chances of reaching championship: 10%
Chances of winning championship: 5%

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Cincinnati

Chances of reaching Final Four: 23%
Chances of reaching championship: 13%
Chances of winning championship: 6%

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Michigan State

Chances of reaching Final Four: 24%
Chances of reaching championship: 12%
Chances of winning championship: 6%

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Kansas

Chances of reaching Final Four: 32%
Chances of reaching championship: 15%
Chances of winning championship: 8%

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Duke

Chances of reaching Final Four: 29%
Chances of reaching championship: 16%
Chances of winning championship: 10%

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Villanova

Chances of reaching Final Four: 50%
Chances of reaching championship: 29%
Chances of winning championship: 17%

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Virginia

Chances of reaching Final Four: 47%
Chances of reaching championship: 32%
Chances of winning championship: 18%

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Bounced in the first round of the Big 12 conference and the NCAA Tournament? Not exactly the way you want to end your season.

The early exit also did nothing to silence those who felt Oklahoma made the field because the selection committee wanted to ride the Young train a little longer.

As for the Rams, they’ll face the winner of Duke-Iona on Saturday.

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