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March 29, 2021

PiRate Ratings Elite 8 Spreads

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HoustonOregon St.9.0
BaylorArkansas5.1
GonzagaUSC9.3
MichiganUCLA6.4

PiRate Ratings Bracketnomics Update

Houston, Baylor, Gonzaga, and Michigan are the four remaining teams that possess the analytics criteria that 93% of the last 30 national champions possessed. Gonzaga and Michigan have the overall best criteria, but most of Michigan’s statistical outcomes includes injured star Isaiah Livers. Houston lacks overall schedule strength, but a win tonight over Oregon State and then a Final Four win over Baylor would give the Cougars the last needed piece of the puzzle in a national title game. Baylor misses on only one main criteria point as well as a couple minor points.

Obviously, the Pac-12 strength of schedules needed to be tweeked upward by a few points, and the Covid issues probably disguised the league’s resurrection. The Big Ten and Big 12 were overrated this year, while the SEC and ACC were somewhat overrated. The fact that the Elite 8 has three Pac-12 teams, and one team each from the Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, West Coast, and American Athletic speaks a lot about the balance in basketball this year. The Western half of the country was the better half this year for the first time in more than a decade, maybe in the 21st Century.

March 21, 2021

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament Spreads

Sunday, March 21, 2021

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BaylorWisconsin5.4
VillanovaNorth Texas5.7
ArkansasTexas Tech1.9
FloridaOral Roberts9.9
IllinoisLoyola (Chi.)6.2
Oklahoma St.Oregon St.5.6
West VirginiaSyracuse2.8
HoustonRutgers7.1

March 19, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Friday, March 19, 2021

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BaylorHartford22.0
WisconsinNorth Carolina0.3
VillanovaWinthrop8.1
PurdueNorth Texas7.4
Texas TechUtah St.2.3
ArkansasColgate8.4
FloridaVirginia Tech2.1
Ohio St.Oral Roberts16.1
IllinoisDrexel20.5
Loyola (Chi.)Georgia Tech2.7
TennesseeOregon St.7.6
Oklahoma St.Liberty8.2
San Diego St.Syracuse2.8
West VirginiaMorehead St.11.6
RutgersClemson1.9
HoustonCleveland St.17.9

February 24, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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DavidsonSt. Bonaventure-1.0
George MasonGeorge Washington6.5
Saint Joseph’sDayton-8.8
La SalleDuquesne-4.3
South FloridaTemple3.8
MemphisTulane11.7
TulsaCincinnati1.2
Wake ForestClemson-6.0
VirginiaNC St.8.7
Miami (Fla.)Florida St.-12.5
North CarolinaMarquette8.9
ButlerSeton Hall-6.7
CreightonDePaul13.6
ProvidenceXavier-0.8
Southern UtahNorthern Arizona11.8
LongwoodHampton8.8
RutgersIndiana3.1
Ball St.Kent St.-4.6
UNC CentralNorth Carolina A&T2.8
Norfolk StDelaware St.14.2
Air ForceNew Mexico0.1
UNLVFresno St.5.8
Boston UniversityHoly Cross5.4
Loyola (MD)American3.6
Mississippi St.South Carolina3.5
ArkansasAlabama-2.0
VanderbiltTennessee-6.8
FurmanThe Citadel12.8
MercerChattanooga2.5
UNCGWestern Carolina11.9
Northwestern St.Stephen F. Austin-7.4
SE LouisianaMcNeese4.2
Texas A&M-CCNew Orleans-0.4
NichollsHouston Baptist10.5
Incarnate WordLamar4.5
Abilene ChristianSam Houston St.8.1
SouthernAlabama A&M6.4
Alcorn St.Alabama St.5.7

February 16, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

February 16, 2021

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Rhode IslandDayton3.1
Saint LouisLa Salle14.1
TulsaTemple3.9
Oklahoma St.Iowa St.12.0
ConnecticutProvidence4.4
St. John’sXavier0.3
MarylandNebraska8.9
PurdueMichigan St.6.3
IllinoisNorthwestern11.8
GeorgiaMissouri-3.6
ArkansasFlorida2.8
Santa ClaraLoyola Marymount-0.7

February 9, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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DukeNotre Dame4.5
St. BonaventureLaSalle12.2
RichmondGeorge Washington14.3
DaytonVCU-1.8
San FranciscoPepperdine4.9
South CarolinaAlabama-9.9
NC St.Syracuse-0.1
Michigan St.Penn St.-1.5
KentuckyArkansas-2.3
Kansas St.Texas-16.6
VanderbiltAuburn-6.4
Texas TechWest Virginia1.8
GeorgetownCreighton-7.4
ButlerSt. John’s-3.4
TCUIowa St.3.9
Colorado St.New Mexico16.7

March 22, 2020

The Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was–Round Three Sunday

Welcome back to the See BS Studio.  I’m  Bernie Johnson along with my colleagues Charles Ruffley, Clark Post, and Kenny Jones, and we’re ready to bring you the final eight games of the Round of 32.  By the end of the day, the Sweet 16 will be set.

Let’s go out to the Midwest Region, where the number one-seed UCLA Bruins of 1968 will battle the eight-seed 1962 Cincinnati Bearcats.  It should be a great matchup inside between two great centers.  So, take it away Brad Messler, Steve Blabbin, and Evan Dryburn.

 

MIDWEST REGION

 

Balanced Bruin Offense With 5 In Double Figures–UCLA Runs Away From Bearcats

 

1 UCLA 1968

75

8 Cincinnati 1962

59

After a close first half, in which the Bearcats never trailed by more than five points, UCLA pulled away with a 14-3 run in the second half and stayed 12 points or more ahead the rest of the way.

Two free throws by Tom Thacker and a three-pointer by Tony Yates gave Cincinnati their only lead of the day at 27-26 late in the first half, but UCLA countered with a three-pointer by Lynn Shackleford and an offensive putback by Kareem Abdul Jabbar to give the Bruins the lead for good.

 

Boxscore

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

C

6

11

0

0

4

6

4

8

12

2

0

4

3

2

16

Mike Lynn

F

4

7

0

0

2

2

2

7

9

1

1

0

0

3

10

Lynn Shackleford

F

6

13

2

4

3

4

1

4

5

3

2

0

1

1

17

Lucius Allen

G

5

12

1

3

2

4

0

2

2

2

4

0

5

3

13

Mike Warren

G

4

10

2

5

4

5

0

1

1

6

3

0

3

2

14

Jim Nielsen

0

1

0

0

1

2

2

3

5

0

0

1

1

3

1

Kenny Heitz

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

1

2

0

2

1

2

Bill Sweek

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

2

Team

3

Totals

27

57

5

13

16

23

9

28

40

15

12

5

16

17

75

 

 

 

Cincinnati

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Paul Hogue

C

3

7

0

0

1

2

1

8

9

2

0

1

3

4

7

George Wilson

F

1

4

0

0

0

0

1

4

5

1

0

0

1

4

2

Ron Bonham

F

5

14

0

0

3

5

2

3

5

4

1

0

3

2

13

Tom Thacker

G

4

12

2

8

4

5

1

4

5

2

3

0

5

3

14

Tony Yates

G

5

10

3

6

3

4

0

1

1

3

1

0

6

3

16

Tom Sizer

2

6

2

6

1

2

1

3

4

0

1

0

2

5

7

Team

3

Totals

20

53

7

20

12

18

6

23

32

12

6

1

20

21

59

Player of the Game

Mike Warren

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

UCLA

34

41

75

Cincinnati

31

28

59

 

 

Blue Devils Come From Behind With Big Finish To Knock Off Rival Tar Heels

 

4 Duke 2015

76

5 North Carolina 2017

66

 

After a close first half, North Carolina pulled ahead by 11 points at 49-38 after Joel Berry and Luke May hit back to back three pointers, and then a steal by May that led to a basket by Justin Jackson, gave the Tar Heels their biggest lead.  Duke then began mounting a steady comeback, cutting the lead to eight at 52-44, to five at 56-51, and finally down to just two points at 62-60.  After the teams traded one made foul shot to make it 63-61 Carolina, Matt Jones tied the game at 63-63, and then Tyus Jones drove into the lane to hit a basket and draw a foul on Theo Pinson.  After Jones made the foul shot, Duke led 66-63.  The Tar Heels could manage just one three-point basket, while they sent the Blue Devils to the foul line.  Duke hit 7 of 8 at the charity stripe to salt the game away.

 

Boxscore

Duke

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Jahlil Okafor

C

6

12

0

0

0

1

2

5

7

1

0

0

1

4

12

Justise Winslow

F

4

11

1

5

2

3

1

4

5

2

2

2

1

3

11

Quinn Cook

F

4

10

1

4

0

0

1

6

7

3

0

0

3

1

9

Matt Jones

G

6

9

4

6

0

0

1

3

4

2

1

0

2

2

16

Tyus Jones

G

1

3

0

0

8

10

0

2

2

1

3

0

2

3

10

Grayson Allen

2

5

1

3

3

4

0

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

8

Amile Jefferson

2

4

0

0

2

2

1

2

3

3

1

2

0

2

6

Marshall Plumlee

2

5

0

0

0

0

2

1

3

0

0

0

1

2

4

Team

2

Totals

27

59

7

18

15

20

8

24

34

13

8

4

11

18

76

 

 

 

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Kennedy Meeks

C

1

3

0

0

3

4

1

6

7

2

1

2

4

2

5

Isaiah Hicks

F

2

5

0

0

1

2

3

6

9

1

0

2

2

1

5

Justin Jackson

F

6

15

2

7

3

5

2

4

6

3

0

0

1

2

17

Theo Pinson

G

1

3

0

1

2

2

1

1

2

4

1

0

3

5

4

Joel Berry

G

6

14

3

8

3

4

1

5

6

2

2

0

6

2

18

Tony Bradley

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

Nate Britt

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

1

2

0

Luke May

5

9

2

4

3

3

0

2

2

1

1

0

1

2

15

Seventh Woods

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Team

3

Totals

22

53

7

21

15

20

9

25

37

13

5

4

18

18

66

Player of the Game

Matt Jones

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Duke

34

42

76

N. Carolina

36

30

66

 

 

Indiana Solves The Arkansas Press And Dominates On The Glass

 

Indiana looked to be vulnerable in the first half as Arkansas forced nine turnovers with their full court press, and the Razorbacks led by as much as 10 points.  In the second half, The Hoosiers did not turn the ball over in the backcourt one time and committed just five frontcourt turnovers.  Meanwhile, Indiana outrebounded Arkansas in the second half 24-9 to win going away.  Scott May scored 19 of his game high 28 points in the final half.

 

3 Indiana 1976

82

6 Arkansas 1994

71

 

Boxscore

Indiana

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Kent Benson

C

9

14

0

0

2

4

4

5

9

2

0

2

2

3

20

Scott May

F

9

16

3

5

7

8

2

6

8

5

1

0

3

1

28

Tom Abernathy

F

4

8

3

6

3

4

1

4

5

1

0

1

1

3

14

Bobby Wilkerson

G

2

6

0

2

1

2

2

7

9

3

3

2

4

4

5

Quinn Buckner

G

2

5

0

1

2

4

1

4

5

4

2

0

2

2

6

Wayne Radford

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

1

3

2

Jim Wisman

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

1

0

Rich Valavicius

2

3

1

1

2

3

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

7

Team

4

Totals

29

56

7

16

17

25

10

30

44

19

6

6

14

18

82

 

 

 

Arkansas

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Dwight Stewart

C

1

4

0

2

1

2

2

2

4

2

0

0

1

5

3

Corliss Williamson

F

5

9

0

0

1

2

1

5

6

3

1

0

0

3

11

Ken Biley

F

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

Scotty Thurman

G

6

15

4

11

5

6

2

1

3

2

1

0

3

5

21

Corey Beck

G

2

6

0

1

0

0

0

2

2

4

3

0

2

2

4

Darnell Robinson

4

9

0

0

0

2

2

3

5

0

0

0

1

2

8

Clint McDaniel

2

7

1

4

3

4

0

3

3

0

0

0

1

3

8

Lee Wilson

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

Divar Rimac

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Alex Dillard

3

6

3

6

3

4

0

0

0

2

1

0

1

2

12

Ray Biggers

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

4

Totals

25

61

8

24

13

20

7

19

30

13

6

0

9

24

71

Player of the Game

Scott May

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Indiana

37

45

82

Arkansas

42

29

71

 

 

15-seeded Cougars Advance To Sweet 16 In Exciting Game

 

15 Houston 1968

108

10 UCLA 1975

101

In what turned out to be the most exciting game of the day, Houston and UCLA staged one of the finest offensive performances in Simulated NCAA Tournament History by combining for 209 points.

The pace of the game was fast from the onset, as the teams were tied 25-25 just eight minutes into the game.  Elvin Hayes was virtually unstoppable all day, and a 12-point scoring burst in the final six minutes of the opening half gave the Cougars a six-point halftime lead.

The teams traded the lead for most of the second half with UCLA’s last lead coming at the six minute mark at 87-86.  Houston enjoyed a quick 10-3 run to make it 96-90, and the Bruins could not overcome the run.

 

Boxscore

Houston

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Elvin Hayes

C

15

25

0

0

9

13

8

14

22

2

0

5

4

3

39

Ken Spain

F

7

15

0

0

4

7

2

10

12

1

2

2

2

3

18

Theodis Lee

F

4

9

1

3

4

6

1

5

6

3

1

1

1

5

13

Don Chaney

G

7

13

4

8

5

6

1

4

5

7

3

0

3

4

23

George Reynolds

G

4

12

2

6

2

3

0

1

1

5

1

0

5

4

12

Tom Gribben

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

3

0

Larry Cooper

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

0

1

0

1

2

0

Carlos Bell

1

3

0

0

1

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

3

3

Vern Lewis

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

1

0

Team

3

Totals

38

77

7

17

25

37

13

38

54

20

8

8

19

28

108

 

 

 

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Richard Washington

C

5

11

0

0

3

4

3

6

9

0

0

1

2

5

13

Dave Meyers

F

8

14

0

0

7

10

3

8

11

1

0

1

1

4

23

Marques Johnson

F

10

22

2

6

4

6

2

7

9

3

2

1

4

3

26

Pete Trgovich

G

7

15

3

8

3

4

0

4

4

4

3

0

2

4

20

Andre McCarter

G

1

6

1

4

2

3

0

1

1

6

1

0

5

5

5

Ralph Drollinger

3

7

0

0

1

2

2

3

5

1

0

2

1

3

7

Raymond Townsend

2

5

2

4

1

2

0

1

1

3

1

0

1

5

7

Jim Spillane

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

Wilbert Olinde

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Team

5

Totals

36

80

8

22

21

31

10

30

45

18

7

5

16

35

101

Player of the Game

Elvin Hayes

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Houston

61

47

108

UCLA

55

46

101

 

 

WEST REGION

 

Overall Top Seed Romps Again

 

1 UCLA 1972

94

8 Connecticut 2004

61

 

The top seed in the tournament looked infallible for most of the game, as the Bruins began the game with a 16-1 lead before the Huskies could hit their first basket.  UCLA began to empty the bench in the first half once the lead swelled past 30 points, which allowed UConn to make its only run of the day cutting a 42-12 lead to 44-19 at the half.

After a 20-10 run to start the second half, the Bruins led by 35 points, when they started to remove the starters.  Until Emeka Okafor hit an old-fasioned three-pointer on the final possession, UCLA backup center Swen Nater had matched him point for point.  Nater played just 12 minutes to Okafor’s 33.

Boxscore

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Bill Walton

C

7

11

0

0

3

5

5

9

14

4

2

4

2

3

17

Jamaal Wilkes

F

6

9

2

3

4

4

1

6

7

1

1

1

1

3

18

Larry Farmer

F

5

7

2

3

1

2

2

5

7

1

3

1

1

2

13

Greg Lee

G

3

7

1

3

3

4

0

3

3

2

1

0

3

3

10

Henry Bibby

G

3

8

2

5

5

6

0

2

2

5

2

0

2

2

13

Tommy Curtis

2

5

1

3

1

2

0

1

1

3

1

0

2

1

6

Larry Hollyfield

2

6

1

3

0

0

1

1

2

1

1

0

1

2

5

Swen Nater

3

5

0

0

2

3

2

3

5

0

0

1

0

2

8

Vince Carson

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

2

Andy Hill

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Jon Chapman

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gary Franklin

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Team

3

Totals

33

64

9

21

19

26

11

32

46

18

11

7

13

21

94

 

 

 

Connecticut

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Emeka Okafor

C

4

8

0

0

3

6

2

7

9

1

0

2

1

4

11

Josh Boone

F

3

7

0

0

0

2

2

4

6

0

1

0

3

2

6

Rashad Anderson

F

4

11

3

9

3

4

1

5

6

2

2

0

2

4

14

Ben Gordon

G

5

16

3

12

4

4

0

2

2

3

1

0

5

3

17

Taliek Brown

G

3

8

0

0

2

5

0

2

2

3

1

0

3

4

8

Denham Brown

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

2

0

Hilton Armstrong

1

2

0

0

1

2

1

2

3

1

0

0

3

3

3

Charlie Villanueva

1

4

0

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

Shamon Tooles

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Team

2

Totals

21

57

6

22

13

23

7

24

33

10

5

2

18

24

61

Player of the Game

Bill Walton

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

UCLA

44

50

94

UConn

19

42

61

 

 

Smaller, Quicker Miners Steal Way To Victory

 

12 Texas Western 1966

71

13 Louisville 1986

59

Louisville, a team known for an excellent full court press through the years, fell victim to the man to man press by Texas Western.  The Miners stole the ball 16 times in the game, while forcing 25 Cardinal Turnovers.

After an early 8-5 Louisville lead, back to back steals by Bobby Joe Hill led to a basket and two foul shots to give the Miners their first lead at 9-8.

Later in the half, after Louisville recovered to take a 24-22 lead, steals by Willie Worsley and Orsten Artis led to easy baskets to put TW up 26-24.  A missed three-point attempt by Milt Wagner, led to a fast break basket for the Miners when Harry Flournoy grabbed the rebound and found Artis, who then passed to Willie Cager for the layup.  Up 28-24, The Miners led the rest of the way.

Louisville cut the lead from eight to three with eight minutes to play, but a 8-0 run put the game away.

 

Boxscore

Texas Western

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Nevil Shed

C

3

6

0

0

2

3

4

4

8

0

0

1

1

2

8

David Lattin

F

4

11

0

0

2

3

2

3

5

2

2

0

3

2

10

Harry Flournoy

F

4

10

0

0

3

5

4

9

13

1

0

2

2

1

11

Orsten Artis

G

3

9

2

5

3

4

0

2

2

4

4

0

4

3

11

Bobby Joe Hill

G

4

11

2

6

3

4

0

1

1

3

4

0

3

2

13

Willie Cager

4

7

2

3

4

5

2

3

5

2

3

1

2

2

14

Willie Worsley

1

4

1

2

1

2

0

0

0

2

3

0

2

1

4

Team

3

Totals

23

58

7

16

18

26

12

22

37

14

16

4

17

13

71

 

 

 

Louisville

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Pervis Ellison

C

6

13

0

0

2

4

2

4

6

0

0

2

4

4

14

Billy Thompson

F

5

11

0

0

0

0

1

5

6

3

1

0

2

2

10

Herbert Crook

F

3

8

0

2

2

3

1

3

4

1

1

1

5

5

8

Jeff Hall

G

3

6

2

4

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

3

3

8

Milt Wagner

G

3

7

1

3

4

5

0

2

2

4

2

0

5

2

11

Tony Kimbro

2

4

1

2

1

2

1

2

3

2

1

0

3

4

6

Kevin Walls

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

8

0

0

0

1

1

0

Mark McSwain

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

0

0

0

2

2

2

Team

2

Totals

23

51

4

11

9

14

6

27

35

12

5

3

25

23

59

Player of the Game

Harry Flournoy

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Texas Western

33

38

71

Louisville

26

33

59

 

 

Siegfried’s Three Sinks Marquette

 

3 Ohio St. 1960

72

11 Marquette 1977

70

 

Larry Siegfried connected on a three-point shot in Ohio State’s final possession to give the Buckeyes their only lead in the second half, and then a last-gasp shot by Bernard Toone missed and was rebounded by Joe Roberts to send Ohio State to the Sweet 16.

Marquette was able to slow the pace down, using up 24 to 28 seconds on the shot clock per possession and limiting Ohio State’s offensive rebounding strength.  With Bo Ellis scoring 11 of his 13 points in the first half, the Warriors led by a bucket at the break.

Butch Lee kept Marquette’s offense moving in the second half, as the Warriors kept the lead between four and seven points until the three minute mark.

After a 6-6 foul shooting mark in the first half, Marquette players missed several crucial foul shots down the stretch, as the Warriors could only hit 7 of 12 free tosses.  Ohio State rebounded the ball on all the missed foul shots, and they scored on five consecutive possessions to cut a 68-61 lead to 70-69.  After a Jim Boylan turnover, Ohio State tried to get the ball inside to Jerry Lucas or in the mid post to John Havlicek, but Marquette’s zone defense plugged the middle, forcing Siegfried to take the three-pointer as the shot clock expired.

 

Boxscore

Ohio St.

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Jerry Lucas

C

9

14

0

1

2

2

3

7

10

2

0

1

2

3

20

Joe Roberts

F

3

9

0

0

0

0

2

5

7

1

0

0

1

4

6

John Havlicek

F

6

12

2

4

4

5

2

6

8

3

2

0

1

2

18

Larry Siegfried

G

5

11

3

6

5

8

1

4

5

4

1

0

3

2

18

Mel Nowell

G

2

6

1

3

3

4

0

1

1

3

1

0

5

3

8

Dick Furry

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

1

0

0

2

2

2

Team

3

Totals

26

55

6

14

14

19

9

25

37

14

4

1

14

16

72

 

 

 

Marquette

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Jerome Whitehead

C

5

12

0

0

1

2

3

4

7

1

0

1

2

4

11

Bo Ellis

F

5

11

0

0

3

5

1

8

9

2

2

2

1

3

13

Bill Neary

F

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

Butch Lee

G

6

13

4

10

5

6

0

1

1

2

1

0

4

3

21

Jim Boylan

G

2

6

1

3

2

2

0

2

2

5

2

0

2

2

7

Bernard Toone

4

7

0

0

2

3

2

5

7

0

0

0

2

2

10

Gary Rosenberger

2

3

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

6

Team

2

Totals

25

55

7

16

13

18

6

22

30

11

5

3

12

17

70

Player of the Game

Larry Siegfried

 

 

Tar Heels Win Overtime Thriller

 

10 North Carolina 1982

86

OT

2 Kansas 2008

78

 

Darnell Jackson missed the front end of a 1 and 1 foul opportunity, and James Worthy’s field goal tied the game up at in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime.  In overtime, the Carolina Trio of Worthy, Sam Perkins, and Michael Jordan took the game over to give the Tar Heels a ticket to the Sweet 16.

Reserve forward Chris Brust came off the bench and hit two crucial baskets when Kansas had begun to stretch the lead.  Brust’s two baskets sandwiched one by Matt Doherty in a 6-1 Tar Heel mini-run that cut the KU lead to two points.  Moments later, Perkins fouled Jackson, and Jackson missed the foul shot that allowed Carolina force overtime.

Boxscore

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Sam Perkins

C

8

15

0

0

4

6

3

6

9

0

0

2

2

3

20

James Worthy

F

8

13

0

0

7

8

3

8

11

2

0

2

2

2

23

Matt Doherty

F

2

5

2

4

2

2

0

2

2

1

1

0

1

3

8

Michael Jordan

G

4

9

2

5

8

9

2

5

7

4

1

1

1

2

18

Jimmy Black

G

1

4

1

4

2

3

0

2

2

5

2

0

3

3

5

Jim Braddock

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

0

Chris Brust

2

3

0

0

2

4

1

3

4

0

0

0

2

3

6

Buzz Peterson

1

2

1

2

3

4

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

2

6

Team

3

Totals

26

51

6

15

28

36

9

28

40

15

5

5

13

20

86

Kansas

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Darnell Jackson

C

8

14

0

0

3

5

3

4

7

2

0

1

2

4

19

Darrell Arthur

F

5

7

0

0

2

3

1

6

7

1

0

0

1

4

12

Brandon Rush

F

1

4

1

4

2

2

3

3

6

3

1

0

3

5

5

Russell Robinson

G

5

12

3

8

3

4

0

2

2

4

2

0

2

3

16

Mario Chalmers

G

5

15

3

11

5

6

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

4

18

Sherron Collins

2

6

1

4

1

2

1

4

5

1

0

0

1

5

6

Sasha Kaun

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

4

2

Rodrick Stewart

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Cole Aldrich

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Team

2

Totals

27

61

8

27

16

22

8

21

31

13

4

1

10

33

78

Player of the Game

James Worthy

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

OT

Final

North Carolina

33

37

16

86

Kansas

36

34

8

78

 

The Sweet 16

 

East Region–Thursday

 

1974 North Carolina St. vs. 1978 Kentucky

2019 Virginia vs. 1987 Indiana

South Region–Thursday

 

1970 UCLA vs. 1964 UCLA

2018 Villanova vs. 1992 Duke

 

Midwest Region–Friday

 

1968 UCLA vs. 2015 Duke

1976 Indiana vs. 1968 Houston

 

West Region–Friday

 

1972 UCLA vs. 1966 Texas Western

1960 Ohio St. vs. 1982 North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

March 6, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For March 6, 2020

Date

3/6/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Kansas

Gonzaga

Baylor

San Diego St.

2

Dayton

Florida St.

Villanova

Seton Hall

3

Duke

Maryland

Louisville

Michigan St.

4

Kentucky

Creighton

Oregon

Ohio St.

5

Penn St.

Auburn

Iowa

Butler

6

Wisconsin

BYU

Colorado

Michigan

7

West Virginia

Arizona

Illinois

Marquette

8

Houston

Virginia

Saint Mary’s

LSU

9

USC

Florida

Arizona St.

Providence

10

Texas Tech

Indiana

Oklahoma

Xavier

11

Rutgers

Stanford

E. Tennessee St.

Texas

UCLA

12

Yale

S. F. Austin

Liberty

Cincinnati

Utah St.

13

Vermont

Akron

North Texas

Loyola (Chi.)

14

New Mexico St.

Hofstra

Belmont

Colgate

15

Little Rock

Wright St.

UC-Irvine

S. Dakota St.

16

Montana

Radford

Prairie View

Siena

St. Francis (PA)

UNC Central

The Bubble

 

Last 4 IN: Texas, UCLA, Cincinnati, Utah St.

First 4 Out: North Carolina St., Wichita St., Richmond, Arkansas

Next 4 Out: Rhode Island, Memphis, Purdue, Saint Louis

 

Needing a miracle but probably headed to the NIT: Northern Iowa, which lost by 21 to Drake in the Missouri Valley Conference Quarterfinal Round today.

March 2, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For March 2, 2020

Date

3/2/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Kansas

Gonzaga

Baylor

San Diego St.

2

Dayton

Maryland

Florida St.

Seton Hall

3

Duke

Villanova

Louisville

Kentucky

4

Creighton

Oregon

Michigan St.

Penn St.

5

Auburn

Iowa

Ohio St.

Colorado

6

Butler

Wisconsin

BYU

West Virginia

7

Michigan

Arizona

Marquette

Illinois

8

Houston

LSU

Virginia

Texas Tech

9

Saint Mary’s

Florida

Arizona St.

Xavier

10

USC

Indiana

Oklahoma

Rutgers

11

Providence

Stanford

East Tennessee

Northern Iowa

12

Yale

Liberty

Wichita St.

Utah St.

Cincinnati

Rhode Island

13

Stephen F. Austin

Vermont

North Texas

Akron

14

New Mexico St.

Hofstra

Belmont

Colgate

15

UC-Irvine

Little Rock

Wright St.

South Dakota St.

16

Montana

Radford

Siena

Prairie View

St. Francis (PA)

N.C. A&T

 

Bubble Contenders

 

69

UCLA

70

Mississippi St.

71

North Carolina St.

72

Richmond

73

Memphis

74

Texas

75

Arkansas

76

Alabama

 

Notes

(1.)  The last two at-large teams in the field, Cincinnati and Rhode Island, rate less than one-half point ahead of the first team out of the field, UCLA, and less then one point ahead of the next team out, Mississippi St.

(2.) Stephen F. Austin and Vermont actually rank ahead of the last two in and first two out, but we cannot put four mid-major teams in the 12-seed spot, and make the play-in games a battle of 13-seeds.

(3.) No political alterations have been made in this bracketology release.  These 68 + 8 teams listed here are 100% mechanically derived using our unique statistical criteria.  Had we applied some political bend to this report, some of the teams would have been moved on their seed lines, and UCLA would be moved into the field ahead of Rhode Island, because we believe the Selection Committee would be forced to take the Pac-12’s conference champion (assuming UCLA does win the Pac-12)

 

Coming Later Today:  Conference Tournament action begins tomorrow evening.  We will release the schedules and bracketing for the conference tournaments that are set to begin in the next few days.

 

 

 

February 28, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For February 28, 2020

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Date

2/28/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Kansas

Gonzaga

Baylor

San Diego St.

2

Dayton

Maryland

Florida St.

Duke

3

Creighton

Villanova

Seton Hall

Kentucky

4

Oregon

Louisville

Penn St.

Auburn

5

Michigan St.

Ohio St.

Colorado

Iowa

6

Michigan

West Virginia

Butler

BYU

7

Wisconsin

Arizona

Marquette

Illinois

8

LSU

Houston

Arizona St.

Florida

9

Texas Tech

Saint Mary’s

Indiana

Virginia

10

Xavier

Utah St.

Oklahoma

USC

11

Rhode Island

Wichita St.

East Tennessee St.

Northern Iowa

12

Liberty

Stephen F. Austin

Rutgers

Cincinnati

N. C. State

Providence

13

Yale

Vermont

North Texas

New Mexico St.

14

Bowling Green

Hofstra

Colgate

South Dakota St.

15

Wright St.

UC-Irvine

Little Rock

Belmont

16

Montana

Radford

St. Francis (PA)

Prairie View

Siena

N. C. A&T

First Four Out

 

69

Richmond

70

UCLA

71

Stanford

72

Arkansas

 

Next Four Out

 

73

Mississippi St.

74

Memphis

75

South Carolina

76

Texas

 

 

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