Beyond the Games: Mike Lopez

Beyond the Games: Mike Lopez (WRGB)

NISKAYUNA, NY (WRGB)--According to some estimations, the odds of picking a perfect NCAA tournament bracket are one in 9.2 quintillion.

But don't tell that to Skidmore professor Mike Lopez.

Lopez played football at Bates college before becoming a statistician. He found a day job combining his love of math with his love of sports.

Back in 2015, he helped create a formula that best predicts the outcomes of tournament games.

His reward? A $15,000 grand prize.

With the Thoroughbreds on spring break, and First Four tip-off less than 24 hours away, Lopez stopped by the studio to talk with our Brittany Devane.

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