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  • Expert: Bracket seedings irrelevant after Sweet Sixteen round

    According to Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science and the director of the simulation and optimization laboratory at Illinois, picking the higher-seeded team to beat a lower-seeded opponent usually works only in the first three rounds of the tournament.

    According to Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science and the director of the simulation and optimization laboratory at Illinois, picking the higher-seeded team to beat a lower-seeded opponent usually works only in the first three rounds of the tournament.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Sheldon H. Jacobson, call 217-333-4049; e-mail shj@illinois.edu.
    For a copy of the paper, visit https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/shj/www/shj.html.