By Matt Zahn

CHICAGO (CBS) — The UCLA Bruins are a big reason why many people have long had their NCAA Tournament brackets busted. But that is not the case for 13-year-old Sam Tomas of suburban Riverside.

Sam’s bracket is alive and doing amazingly well. He is currently in third place in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge — out of more than 16 million entries.

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But how has he done it?

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“I literally did not think that any of this would happen,” he said. “I picked USC to go to the Elite Eight. I had Baylor versus Arkansas there. I mean, UCLA, that’s what’s gotten me so far in the Final Four. It’s all just been crazy because it’s all luck, really. There’s no skill taken into this.

Sam is a Michigan State fan. He picked the winner of the Spartans/UCLA First Four game to go to theFinal Four.

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He thought it would be MSU, but he still gets the points with the Bruins making it.