MISSOULA — A No. 14 seed has never won the NCAA Tournament — and the likelihood of that ever happening is minuscule.
Just how miniscule?
Bleacher Report put Montana's chances of winning the tournament at 3,750,000-to-1. But take heart, Grizzlies fans. N.C. Central was given 10,000,000-to-1 odds to come home with the trophy.
You'd be more likely to get struck by lightning, be killed by a shark, die by a bee sting or die from chronic constipation, according to the Boston Globe. But those are pretty morbid.
Less depressing, and more likely, to happen than Montana winning the tourney: Being dealt a royal flush in a game of poker, hitting a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole, winning an Oscar or winning an Olympic gold medal.
As for lines that can actually be bet on, Bovada has Montana's odds of winning the whole darn dance at 500/1, which isn't the longest in the field.
Bucknell is the lone team with 700/1 odds to win the tourney, while Cal State Fullerton, College of Charleston, Georgia State, Iona, Lipscomb, Long Island, UMBC, Murray State, N.C. Central, UNC Greensboro, Radford, Penn, South Dakota State, St. Bonaventure and Texas Southern all have 1,000/1 odds to go home as the NCAA champion.
OK, OK. Let's get back to some semblance of reality. What about Montana just making it to the Final Four?
The Washington Post ran the numbers and the Grizzlies have a 0.2 percent chance of making it to San Antonio, which again, isn't the longest longshot out there.
South Dakota State, Davidson, UNC Greensboro and Murray State were all given a 0.1 percent chance of making it to the Final Four, while the Post said Buffalo, Bucknell, College of Charleston, Marshall, Georgia State, Iona, Lipscomb, Wright State, Cal State Fullerton, Penn, Radford, UMBC and Texas Southern all have a zero percent chance of making it to the final weekend.
OK, OK. How about one game at a time?
The line for the Michigan-Montana match-up is Michigan -11, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. That's not great, but also not the worst, either.
Outside of Griz fans, is anybody actually picking Montana to win? Sure.
Chip Patterson of CBS Sports has Montana advancing in his bracket. According to ESPN's People's Bracket, six percent of people picked Montana to win the first round game.
Of course, the trend is to go chalk. Former President Barack Obama went with Michigan, as did nearly everyone else.
But Grizzly Nation can dream.