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Lake Zurich 12-year-old fills out near-perfect NCAA bracket

A 12-year-old from Lake Zurich filled out the best bracket out of more than 11 million entries on ESPN.

According to WLS, Sam Holtz spent five minutes filling out his winning entry last month — the fourth of his 10 entries. You can view it here.

Duke’s 68-63 win thrust Holtz into the top spot in the bracket challenge, tying him with one other player.

“I just rushed right through it. I think it was kind of all skill. Some people say it’s luck, but I think I studied enough,” Holtz told WLS.

“I didn’t even think I’d get in the top 100,000 when I first made a bracket. I just make ‘em for fun. I didn’t think I’d make it this far, so it’s incredible.”

Holtz entered the bracket challenge with permission from his father, according to the report, because players are required to be 18 or older.

Watch the full WLS report here.