CHICAGO (CBS) — When Duke defeated Wisconsin for the NCAA basketball title, a 12-year-old boy from Lake Zurich ended up tied for the best bracket on ESPN.
Sam Holtz missed only six games in the entire tournament, and ended up tied for first out of 11.5 million entries in the ESPN Bracket Challenge.READ MORE: Death Investigation Underway After Man Found Unresponsive On CTA Red Line Platform In Old Town
“During the regular season, I really don’t watch that much basketball,” he said Tuesday. “I normally just picked whoever I really liked, whoever had the highest seeds, and I did study a little bit before.”
Even so, he was perfect in the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four, and the title game, thanks to Duke’s rally to beat Wisconsin.READ MORE: Transgender Attorneys Says Judges And Clerks Have Harassed Her; Fights For Change
“I was getting a little worried there,” he said.