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January 19, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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ArmyAmerican8.9
UNC AshevilleNorth Carolina A&T5.6
RadfordHampton7.1
FloridaMississippi St.4.7
AlabamaLSU0.7
Rhode IslandLa Salle14.9
Saint Joseph’sGeorge Washington10.4
QuinnipiacRider6.2
Loyola (MD)Boston U-0.8
BucknellColgate-11.6
CreightonSt. John’s4.0
NavyLehigh14.6
Gardner-WebbUSC Upstate10.9
Charleston SouthernHigh Point-7.0
LongwoodCampbell4.0
LouisvilleBoston College7.4
NC St.Virginia Tech-4.1
Georgia TechWake Forest-3.4
NJITVermont-12.0
BinghamtonStony Brook-1.8
HartfordNew Hampshire-2.9
UMass LowellMaine13.4
Maryland-Baltimore Co.Albany5.5
ValparaisoNorthern Iowa-4.5
FurmanWestern Carolina15.0
East Tennessee St.Mercer4.0
WoffordThe Citadel12.6
VillanovaMarquette11.1
Oklahoma St.TCU5.7
Southern IllinoisIndiana St.4.8
Missouri St.Illinois St.11.7
DrakeBradley5.5
Texas A&MKentucky-8.0
RutgersIowa-5.3
AuburnGeorgia23.9
DePaulXavier-5.9
PittsburghVirginia-3.7
WyomingSan Jose St.18.2
Colorado St.New Mexico15.8

Coming later today: Our fourth annual Top 20 Coaches Ready For Prime Time. You will see some familiar names, but you are going to see some names you may not know, including one coach from the Division 2 ranks.

January 2, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Sunday, January 2, 2022

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Boston CollegeNorth Carolina-6.4
DaytonSt. Bonaventure0.5
NorthwesternMichigan St.-1.6
SMUCentral Florida0.7
St. LouisRichmond3.6
Rhode IslandLaSalle14.9
Penn St.Indiana-3.5
TempleHouston-15.7
Georgia TechLouisville-3.0
CaliforniaArizona St.1.5
NebraskaOhio St.-11.3

March 14, 2021

PiRate Ratings Final Bracketology Prediction

Date3/14/2021FINAL
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaBaylorIllinoisMichigan
2Ohio St.AlabamaIowaHouston
3Oklahoma St.ArkansasKansasTexas
4West VirginiaPurdueVirginiaFlorida St.
5TennesseeVillanovaCreightonTexas Tech
6ColoradoUSCLSUMissouri
7BYUOklahomaOregonClemson
8ConnecticutSan Diego St.WisconsinFlorida
9Virginia TechLoyola (Chi.)Georgia TechNorth Carolina
10RutgersSt. BonaventureMarylandVCU
11LouisvilleMichigan St.UCLASyracuseUtah St.Drake
12Oregon St.GeorgetownNorth TexasWinthrop
13Ohio ULibertyUNCGUCSB
14ColgateMorehead St.Abilene ChristianE. Washington
15Cleveland St.DrexelGrand CanyonIona
16Oral RobertsHartfordNorfolk St.Mount St. Mary’sTexas SouthernAppalachian St.

1st Four Out

69Wichita St.
70Colorado St.
71Saint Louis
72Boise St.

1st 4 Games

11 UCLA vs. 11 Drake

11 Syracuse vs. 11 Utah St.

16 Norfolk St. vs. 16 Mount St. Mary’s

16 Texas Southern vs. 16 Appalachian St.

March 11, 2021

A Quick Look At The Bubble

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Thursday, March 11 Prior To Start of Today’s Games

It’s just a little more than 80 hours until the Selection Sunday bids are announced. We will have our final bracketology Sunday around 4 PM EST, unless there is a final tournament game that would affect the seeding.

As of this morning, here is our look at the teams in the gray area, on the bubble.

Let’s start with the teams that we believe are currently in the field if the bids were awarded today, but that are vulnerable to being bumped if other teams play their way into the field.

Louisville: The Cardinals lost in their first ACC Tournament game to fellow bubbler Duke. The Cardinals took a 6-spot dive in the Net Ratings after the loss, and they are in jeopardy of falling out of the tournament if a host of teams play their way in. At 13-7, they finished the season 4-6. UL won just one Quad 1 game, but they were 6-1 in Quad 2 games. Their chances of making the field are still about 85-90%, but they could find themselves playing that extra at-large play-in game.

Xavier: The Musketeers are in a much more precarious position following their immediate Big East Tournament ouster. Xavier fell to 62 in the Net, and they too finished 4-6 after starting 9-2. If a couple of teams still playing advance a couple rounds in their tournaments, it could be lights out for the Musketeers. Their chances of making the field are close to 50-50 today.

Drake: The Bulldogs lost to Loyola in the Arch Madness Championship Game to finish 23-4 with two losses to the Ramblers. A #45 Net with a 6-2 record against Quad 1 and Quad 2 opponents, including one win over Loyola should be enough to keep Drake in a safe spot in this field. Their chances of making the field are about 95%.

Wichita St.: The Selection Committee does not compare teams within the same conference in theory, but when looking at each team’s resumes, they are basically forced to look at who they beat and didn’t beat, and obviously more games are played in-conference, especially this season. Wichita St. is rated behind Memphis in the Net, and their 13-4 record includes a 9-0 mark against Quad 3 & 4 teams. On the plus side, the Shockers finished 9-1 with a win over Houston. The Shockers need to make it to at least the semifinals of the AAC Tournament; a loss to the USF-Temple winner would really jeopardize their tournament hopes. On the good side, Wichita looks to have an express seeding to the AAC Championship Game, so we give them a better than 50-50 chance to Dance.

Syracuse: Yesterday’s pasting of potential Bubble team North Carolina St. has given the Orangemen a legitimate shot to make the field with an upset of Virginia today. SU is now at 39 in the Net. A 1-6 Quad 1 record is poor, but the 5-1 Quad 2 has the Orangemen in position to move into the at-large positive category with a win today. A loss to the Cavs would not totally eliminate SU, depending on what happens in other tournaments. We give SU a 55% chance of making the field. If they stay in the top 40 of the Net, they should get in.

Boise St.: The Mountain West Conference has four teams competing for bids. There might be three awarded. Boise State has 2 Quad 1 wins, and their Net is currently 43. A win over Nevada today is mandatory. If they get that win, then a decent showing against San Diego State tomorrow should be satisfactory. We give BSU a 55-60% chance of making the field.

Colorado St.: Wins at San Diego St. and at Utah St. had the Rams at the top of the MWC in January, but CSU has swooned since and is in danger of playing themselves out of the field. With a Net of 50, a quarterfinal round loss to Fresno St. today would be a dagger in their hearts or dancing shoes. The Rams must win today, and then they might have to beat the Utah St.-UNLV winner tomorrow. If they play USU, it could be an eliminator game.

UCLA: The Bruins are March Madness royalty. The humans on the Selection Committee will find a way to justify placing them in the Dance. A quarterfinal win in the Pac-12 Tournament would more than suffice along with their moving into the top 40 in the Net. UCLA has a 75-80% chance to make the field.

Michigan St.: The Spartans will be hurt if the Net Ratings prove to be as important as the first 16-team pre-selection made by the Committee a month ago. MSU is a low 67 in the Net, but they are coming off a win over 1-seed line Michigan and have 5 Quad 1 wins. The Big Ten schedule, along with a win at Duke, should be enough for Sparty to celebrate with a Dance ticket on Sunday. A win over Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament sets it in stone.

Ole Miss: The Rebels have work to do. They would not be in the field if the Selections were made today, but Ole Miss has a path to get in. They absolutely must defeat South Carolina today and then will have to upset LSU tomorrow to raise their Net of 53 up to the low 40’s at worst. Two wins over Missouri and one over Tennessee are not enough to warrant their selection. Their chances of making the Dance are around 30%.

Utah St.: The Aggies are just outside the Field today, but they swept San Diego State and have a resume ready to move them into the field with a win over UNLV today and then a win over Colorado State in a knockout game tomorrow. If they don’t win two games, they lose out.

SMU: The Mustangs need a lot of help to get in. Teams above them on this list have to play their way out of the field, and SMU needs to do damage in the AAC Tournament, maybe make it to the Championship Game against Houston (not Memphis). A 55 Net is too low to warrant a bid. Their chance to get in is about 20%.

Memphis: It’s awful that the only a desperation heave at the basket by an out of control Houston player could keep the Tigers out of the field. Memphis had a chance to move up into the 40’s in the Net and now sits at 52, which is not good enough. Memphis will have to make it to the Championship Game of the AAC Tournament and face Wichita State in that game to still have an at-large shot. More realistically, the Tigers may need to qualify automatically at this point.

Seton Hall & St. John’s: These two teams face off today in the Big East Tournament. The winner stays alive, while the loser can only think about NIT Selection. The winner still has work to do, maybe needing another tournament win, especially over top-seed Villanova. If Georgetown beats the Hoyas today, then the winner of the SH-SJ game must beat GU tomorrow. St. John’s might still need one more win after that.

Duke: The Eastern equivalent of UCLA, the Blue Devils are March Madness royalty. Like a heavyweight champion in a boxing match, if it goes 15 rounds, the champion will at the least win on a split decision. Duke will qualify for that split decision today if they beat Florida St. The Committee will invent the reason to leapfrog the Blue Devils over eight teams to get them in the Field. A loss today would make them 13-12 with a Net in the 50’s, so they need that win today.

Saint Louis: The Billikens were greatly harmed by a multiple-game cancellation in the regular season. Wins over LSU and St. Bonaventure in the regular season are not going to be enough, and SLU lost to the Bonnies in the A-10 Tournament. It’s not going to be a happy Sunday in the Gateway to the West.

February 23, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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RichmondMassachusetts7.2
VCUSaint Louis2.6
Virginia TechGeorgia Tech2.1
LouisvilleNotre Dame2.3
LibertyNorth Alabama14.8
TCUWest Virginia-9.6
BaylorIowa St.25.6
Kansas St.Oklahoma-12.9
TexasKansas2.3
VillanovaSt. John’s8.4
GeorgetownConnecticut-3.0
CampbellHigh Point3.7
Michigan St.Illinois-9.2
NebraskaPenn St.-6.4
OhioAkron0.5
Central MichiganMiami (O)-3.3
Northern IllinoisBuffalo-13.2
Eastern MichiganBowling Green-6.9
Arizona St.Washington8.0
Georgia St.Appalachian St.6.1
GeorgiaLSU-5.3
AuburnFlorida-0.8
MissouriOle Miss0.1
Prairie View A&MArkansas-Pine Bluff14.3
Texas SouthernMississippi Valley St.26.4
San DiegoPacific-2.7

February 17, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

February 17, 2021

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RichmondVCU-0.1
Central FloridaSouth Florida2.2
PittsburghNC St.2.3
LouisvileSyracuse2.7
North CarolinaNortheastern13.5
Wake ForestDuke-6.8
Kansas St.Kansas-15.4
ButlerMarquette-0.6
Seton HallDePaul10.2
MarylandNebraska8.9
IndianaMinnesota1.9
Loyola (Chi.)Valparaiso20.7
New MexicoWyoming-2.7
Boise St.Utah St.0.1
USCArizona St.10.7
VanderbiltKentucky-3.8
TennesseeSouth Carolina8.6

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 21, 2020

The Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was–Round Three Saturday

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Good Saturday morning sports fans.  This is Greg Humble in the studio along with my colleagues here at See BS–Charles Parkly Clark Post, and Kenny Jones. We’re just moments away from a great slate of Saturday games, and at the end of the day four teams will punch their tickets to the Sweet 16.

We’re going to start everybody out with the top-seed in the East, the 2001 Duke Blue Devils taking on the eight seed Kentucky Wildcats of 1978.  Let’s send it out to our See BS crew, Ian Falcon, Jim Snorkel, and Jamie Herdall.

 

EAST REGION

Wildcat Inside Muscle Too Much For The Region’s Top Seed

 

9 Kentucky 1978

89

1 Duke 2001

80

Unassociated Press: The 8-Seed 1978 Kentucky Wildcats took advantage of a huge rebounding edge to hold off the top seed in the East, the 2001 Duke Blue Devils.  The Wildcats enjoyed a huge 51-30 rebounding advantage with the Blue Mist’s Twin Towers both recording double figure boards.

Kentucky broke open a close game midway through the second half.  With a 56-53 lead, the Wildcats went on a 16-5 run to take a commanding 72-58 lead.  Duke frantically mounted a comeback with three-pointers from Jay Williams, Mike Dunleavy, and Nate James to cut the lead to 76-70, but the Wildcats chose to keep the ball in the hands of Kyle Macy down the stretch, and Duke was forced to foul one of the all time great foul shooters.

 

Boxscore

Kentucky

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Rick Robey

C

5

8

0

0

4

6

3

8

11

2

0

4

2

2

14

Mike Phillips

F

2

5

0

0

2

3

2

10

12

0

0

3

4

3

6

Jack Givens

F

5

11

1

3

4

5

1

5

6

3

0

0

1

1

15

Truman Claytor

G

2

6

1

4

0

0

1

1

2

2

2

0

2

1

5

Kyle Macy

G

4

9

3

7

10

11

0

1

1

5

0

0

3

2

21

James Lee

4

8

0

0

1

2

2

4

6

0

0

0

2

3

9

Chuck Aleksinas

2

3

0

0

0

0

2

4

6

0

0

2

2

2

4

Jay Shidler

4

7

4

7

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

1

12

LaVon Williams

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

Fred Cowan

0

0

0

0

1

2

1

2

3

0

0

1

1

2

1

Team

3

Totals

29

59

9

21

22

29

12

36

51

15

3

10

18

18

89

 

 

 

Duke

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Carlos Boozer

C

5

9

0

0

2

3

2

5

7

0

0

0

1

5

12

Shane Battier

F

7

18

1

3

4

6

1

4

5

2

2

1

1

3

19

Mike Dunleavy

F

5

15

2

7

2

2

0

1

1

3

1

0

2

2

14

Nate James

G

3

5

2

4

0

0

1

2

3

3

2

0

0

5

8

Jay Williams

G

4

10

3

8

3

4

1

1

2

4

1

0

1

3

14

Chris Duhon

1

4

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

2

1

0

0

2

3

Casey Sanders

2

3

0

0

2

3

1

4

5

0

0

0

1

4

6

Matt Christensen

2

6

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

2

4

Team

4

Totals

29

70

8

23

14

20

7

19

30

15

7

1

6

26

80

Player of the Game

Kyle Macy

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Kentucky

46

43

89

Duke

44

36

80

 

 

Tiny Towe Blitz’s Cardinals Press To Lead Pack To Impressive Win

 

4 North Carolina St. 1974

96

12 Louisville 1980

82

 

Unassociated Press: Five foot, six inch guard Monte Towe proved to be impossible to trap by the vaunted Louisville 2-2-1 press defense.  Time and time again, he broke the press and drove until he found an open teammate, forcing Louisville to call the press off.  By the time the Cardinals stopped pressing, the Wolf Pack had turned the ball over twice, but they scored easy baskets or went to the foul line enough times to take a 10-point lead in the first 12 minutes of the game.

A three-minute stretch to end the first half found N.C. State turning the ball over in their own halfcourt four times, while Louisville warmed up from the field and cut the lead to two points.

The Wolf Pack maintained the lead throughout the second half, and once they held a five point lead, they forced Louisville to foul down the stretch, where Towe was 8 of 8 at the charity stripe in the final minutes to preserve the win.

1974 North Carolina State now faces 1978 Kentucky in the Sweet 16 in what should be an incredible matchup, as the two teams have similar styles.  David Thompson and Jack Givens should be worth the price of admission.

Boxscore

North Carolina St.

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Tom Burleson

C

9

14

0

0

4

6

2

11

13

1

0

3

4

3

22

Tim Stoddard

F

3

5

0

0

2

2

1

8

9

0

0

1

1

2

8

David Thompson

F

6

11

1

2

9

12

3

6

9

2

1

2

3

2

22

Mo Rivers

G

1

3

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

2

4

3

Monte Towe

G

3

7

2

5

11

11

0

1

1

8

3

0

3

1

19

Mark Moeller

3

5

1

1

0

0

1

2

3

0

0

0

1

3

7

Steve Nuce

1

3

0

0

3

4

2

2

4

1

0

0

0

2

5

Phil Spence

2

4

0

0

2

2

0

1

1

0

1

0

2

1

6

Greg Hawkins

1

2

0

0

1

2

0

1

1

1

0

0

2

2

3

Bill Lake

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mike Buurma

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bruce Dayhuff

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Craig Kuszmaul

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dwight Johnson

0

1

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Team

3

Totals

29

55

5

12

33

41

9

33

45

15

6

6

18

20

96

 

 

 

Louisville

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Wiley Brown

C

4

8

0

0

2

4

3

2

5

0

1

0

1

5

10

Rodney McCray

F

4

10

1

4

4

5

2

3

5

1

3

0

3

3

13

Derek Smith

F

5

11

0

0

1

2

4

7

11

0

0

1

2

5

11

Darrell Griffith

G

6

17

3

9

4

5

3

3

6

2

1

0

4

4

19

Jerry Eaves

G

2

6

1

5

2

2

1

2

3

5

1

0

2

2

7

Poncho Wright

3

8

1

3

2

3

0

1

1

1

2

0

0

5

9

Roger Burkman

2

7

2

7

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

4

6

Tony Branch

2

5

0

0

1

1

1

2

3

1

1

0

1

5

5

Daryl Cleveland

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

Greg Deuser

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

Marty Pulliam

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Steve Clark

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

3

Totals

29

75

8

28

16

22

14

21

38

11

9

1

13

37

82

Player of the Game

Monte Towe

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

N. C. State

47

49

96

Louisville

45

37

82

 

Cavaliers Put Hoyas To Sleep With Slow Pace

 

3 Virginia 2019

60

14 Georgetown 1984

52

Unassociated Press: The 2019 Virginia Cavaliers slowed the game down to 59 possessions, forcing Georgetown to pass away from Patrick Ewing, and then trapping Ewing when he caught the ball in the post.  The tactic worked, as Ewing could only take seven shots in 35 minutes of action.

This had the look of a game where both teams would struggle to score 40 points, as neither team could solve the other’s defense.  Eight minutes into the game, Georgetown led 7-6.  At this point, Braxton Key entered the game for Virginia and gave the Wahoo offense a shot in the arm with six quick points to give the Cavaliers a 16-13 lead, a lead they would not relinquish.

Virginia held the Hoyas to 34.6% shooting in the second half, as Ewing could only score one basket in the final stanza.

Boxscore

Virginia

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Mamadi Diakete

C

1

4

0

0

1

2

2

5

7

1

0

1

2

1

3

De’Andre Hunter

F

5

12

0

0

4

4

2

3

5

2

0

0

1

1

14

Guy Jerome

F

2

6

1

4

0

0

1

5

6

2

0

0

0

1

5

Kyle Guy

G

2

5

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

3

1

0

1

3

5

Kihei Clark

G

4

11

2

3

2

3

0

2

2

3

0

0

2

1

12

Braxton Key

6

10

2

4

5

6

2

6

8

1

1

0

1

2

19

Jack Salt

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

0

0

0

0

2

2

Team

3

Totals

21

50

6

14

12

15

7

26

36

12

2

1

7

11

60

 

 

 

Georgetown

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Patrick Ewing

C

4

7

0

0

1

2

2

7

9

0

0

2

0

1

9

Reggie Williams

F

3

8

0

0

0

0

1

4

5

1

1

0

0

3

6

Fred Brown

F

3

9

1

6

0

1

1

3

4

2

1

0

1

2

7

David Wingate

G

3

8

2

5

1

2

1

4

5

1

1

1

2

2

9

Michael Jackson

G

4

12

2

7

4

5

0

2

2

2

0

0

1

1

14

Michael Graham

1

2

0

0

1

2

1

2

3

0

0

0

1

2

3

Horace Broadnax

2

6

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

1

4

Gene Smith

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

Bill Martin

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

1

Totals

20

53

5

19

7

12

7

24

32

9

4

3

5

12

52

Player of the Game

Braxton Key

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Virginia

33

27

60

Georgetown

29

23

52

 

Hoosiers Limit Mistakes, Play Excellent Defense In Impressive Win

 

10 Indiana 1987

78

2 North Carolina 2005

63

Unassociated Press: The Hoosiers committed just seven turnovers while limiting North Carolina to 40.7% shooting.  Indiana opened a 15-point lead in the first half, and North Carolina never cut the lead to single digits, getting to within 10 points three times.

The Tar Heel starting front court was held to 10-26 shooting, while the Hoosiers’ front court was 17-34.

This sets up an interesting Sweet 16 game between 1987 Indiana and 2019 Virginia Thursday night.

 

Boxscore

Indiana

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Dean Garrett

C

6

11

0

0

2

4

2

7

9

1

0

0

2

3

14

Daryl Thomas

F

9

14

0

0

4

6

1

6

7

3

2

0

1

2

22

Rick Callaway

F

4

9

1

3

3

4

0

7

7

2

1

1

1

2

12

Keith Smart

G

3

7

1

3

2

2

0

2

2

2

2

0

0

1

9

Steve Alford

G

5

12

3

6

5

6

0

1

1

5

0

0

1

2

18

Steve Eyl

1

4

0

0

1

2

1

1

2

0

1

0

2

2

3

Joe Hillman

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

1

0

Team

3

Totals

28

59

5

13

17

24

4

24

31

16

6

1

7

13

78

 

 

 

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Sean May

C

8

19

0

0

3

4

1

8

9

0

0

2

2

3

19

Jawad Williams

F

2

5

1

3

0

0

1

6

7

1

0

0

0

1

5

Jackie Manuel

F

0

2

0

2

2

3

1

5

6

2

1

0

3

4

2

Rashad McCants

G

4

9

4

9

3

4

2

4

6

1

1

0

5

3

15

Raymond Felton

G

7

16

3

7

2

2

2

2

4

3

2

0

2

4

19

Marvin Williams

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

1

0

0

1

0

Melvin Scott

1

2

0

0

1

2

0

2

2

2

0

0

1

3

3

David Noel

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Team

4

Totals

22

54

8

21

11

15

8

28

40

10

5

2

13

21

63

Player of the Game

Daryl Thomas

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Indiana

41

37

78

N. Carolina

29

34

63

 

SOUTH REGION

 

Top Seed Falls To Quick Bruin Quintet

 

8 UCLA 1964

97

1 Kentucky 1996

89

 

Unassociated Press: UCLA’s great backcourt duo of Walt Hazzard and Gail Goodrich combined for 61 points, and the UCLA full-court press was just as devastating as Kentucky’s matchup press.

Kentucky led for most of the first half and the first six minutes of the second half.  With the Wildcats ahead 61-54, the Bruins reeled off 14 point in the next three minutes to take a 68-66 lead.  After Kentucky tied the score at 68-68, back-to-back three point field goals by Hazzard gave UCLA the lead for good.

Boxscore

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Fred Slaughter

C

2

6

0

0

2

5

3

8

11

4

2

0

5

3

6

Keith Erickson

F

4

9

0

0

2

3

2

9

11

6

3

0

2

3

10

Jack Hirsch

F

3

8

1

4

1

2

2

5

7

1

1

1

4

4

8

Walt Hazzard

G

9

22

3

10

8

11

1

6

7

2

2

0

3

2

29

Gail Goodrich

G

10

17

5

8

7

9

0

1

1

4

2

0

3

2

32

Kenny Washington

3

6

0

0

2

3

4

2

6

0

1

2

3

3

8

Doug McIntosh

2

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

1

1

1

3

4

Kim Stewart

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

Team

4

Totals

33

72

9

22

22

33

13

34

51

17

12

4

21

22

97

 

 

 

Kentucky

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Walter McCarty

C

4

9

0

2

3

5

2

6

8

0

0

1

4

4

11

Antoine Walker

F

7

15

1

2

2

3

1

8

9

0

2

0

1

3

17

Derek Anderson

F

3

7

0

1

0

0

1

4

5

2

1

0

2

5

6

Tony Delk

G

5

13

3

7

4

5

1

3

4

3

2

0

4

2

17

Anthony Epps

G

2

6

1

4

2

3

0

1

1

6

1

0

5

5

7

Ron Mercer

5

8

2

3

3

4

2

3

5

3

2

0

1

2

15

Mark Pope

1

3

0

2

2

2

1

4

5

0

0

1

1

4

4

Jeff Sheppard

2

4

2

4

2

2

0

1

1

1

1

0

2

1

8

Wayne Turner

2

5

0

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

3

4

Allen Edwards

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Team

3

Totals

31

72

9

27

18

24

8

31

42

16

9

2

21

30

89

Player of the Game

Walt Hazzard

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

UCLA

44

53

97

Kentucky

48

41

89

Bruin Muscle Proves Too Much For Cardinals

 

4 UCLA 1970

100

5 Louisville 2013

82

Unassociated Press:  The trio of Steve Patterson, Sidney Wicks, and Curtis Rowe flexed their muscles, scoring almost at will at times in the paint and getting multiple offensive rebounds with putbacks.

After beginning the game matching baskets, the score was knotted at 17-17 with 12 minutes to go in the first half.  UCLA opened a 12-point lead in the next eight minutes, and Louisville could get no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

When the Cardinals cut the lead to seven at 69-62, a Bruin 9-2 run moved the lead out to 14, and Louisville began to rush their offense, committing crucial turnovers that allowed the lead to ballon to 21 points at one point.

The 1970 Bruins now face the 1964 UCLA Bruins in a game of contrasts between 1964’s speed and 1970’s muscle.

 

Boxscore

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Steve Patterson

C

6

13

0

0

2

3

2

6

8

1

1

1

2

2

14

Sidney Wicks

F

9

15

0

0

6

8

5

11

16

0

3

4

3

3

24

Curtis Rowe

F

6

11

0

0

4

6

3

9

12

2

2

2

1

1

16

John Vallely

G

6

12

3

6

3

3

0

2

2

5

1

0

4

2

18

Henry Bibby

G

6

14

3

8

5

7

0

3

3

9

1

0

3

2

20

John Ecker

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

3

2

Kenny Booker

1

3

0

1

1

2

1

2

3

0

0

0

1

2

3

Terry Schofield

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

0

1

3

Bill Siebert

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Andy Hill

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

Team

3

Totals

36

71

7

16

21

29

11

35

49

20

9

7

17

18

100

Louisville

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Gorgiu Dieng

C

7

15

0

0

2

4

2

4

6

1

0

1

2

4

16

Chane Behanen

F

3

8

0

0

1

2

1

6

7

2

0

0

1

5

7

Wayne Blackshear

F

4

11

2

6

2

3

2

6

8

3

1

1

5

4

12

Russ Smith

G

4

9

3

7

6

7

0

4

4

1

2

0

3

3

17

Peyton Siva

G

5

12

2

5

3

3

0

3

3

2

1

0

4

2

15

Luke Hancock

2

4

1

2

0

0

2

1

3

0

0

0

1

4

5

Montrezl Harrell

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

1

0

0

0

1

2

Stephan Van Treese

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

2

2

4

Kevin Ware

1

3

1

3

1

2

0

0

0

2

2

0

1

2

4

Team

2

Totals

29

69

9

23

15

21

7

28

37

14

6

2

19

27

82

Player of the Game

Sidney Wicks

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

UCLA

52

48

100

Louisville

37

45

82

 

Grant Hill Puts Blue Devils’ Hopes On His Shoulder To Bring Duke Back To Victory

 

6 Duke 1992

78

14 Kansas 1997

73

 

Unassociated Press: In a game with many twists and turns, Duke blew a 10-point first half lead and trailed by as many as nine points in the second half until Grant Hill took control of the game, scoring 14 of his game high 20 points in the final 11 minutes of the game.

Kansas went on a 24-7 scoring run that covered the last six minutes of the first half and first four minutes of the second half to take a 49-42 lead.  After Duke cut the lead to three several times, the Jayhawks scored six straight points to take a 59-50.  That’s when Hill went to work, scoring 14 of Dukes’ final 28 points.

 

Boxscore

Duke

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Christian Laettner

C

7

13

0

0

5

7

3

5

8

0

0

1

2

3

19

Brian Davis

F

2

5

0

0

0

0

1

7

8

2

1

0

1

1

4

Grant Hill

F

6

11

2

3

6

6

0

5

5

4

1

0

3

2

20

Thomas Hill

G

5

9

2

4

3

4

0

2

2

2

2

0

2

1

15

Bobby Hurley

G

3

7

1

3

4

4

0

1

1

5

0

0

2

0

11

Antonio Lang

1

2

0

0

1

2

1

2

3

1

0

0

1

2

3

Cherokee Parks

2

4

0

0

2

3

2

3

5

0

0

1

0

3

6

Marty Clark

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

Team

3

Totals

26

52

5

11

21

26

7

26

36

14

4

2

12

13

78

 

 

 

Kansas

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Scot Pollard

C

8

15

0

0

3

4

1

6

7

2

0

0

2

4

19

Raef LaFrentz

F

7

12

0

0

1

2

2

5

7

3

0

2

1

2

15

Paul Pierce

F

8

14

0

0

3

5

2

3

5

2

2

1

0

3

19

Jerod Haase

G

2

5

2

5

0

0

0

3

3

2

1

0

3

4

6

Jacque Vaughn

G

2

6

2

5

2

2

0

2

2

4

2

0

1

4

8

Ryan Robertson

1

3

1

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

4

Billy Thomas

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

0

1

2

0

T.J. Pugh

1

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

2

Team

3

Totals

29

60

5

14

10

15

6

20

29

14

6

3

8

24

73

Player of the Game

Christian Laettner

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Duke

37

41

78

Kansas

31

42

73

 

 

Wildcats Hot For Three Minutes, But It’s Enough To Advance

 

2 Villanova 2018

64

7 Florida 2007

51

 

Unassociated Press: Villanova couldn’t buy a basket for 3/4 of the game, but then neither could the Gators as both teams had trouble finding the range.  Then, a brief barrage of baskets on 4 of 7 shooting that included a couple of three-point shots broke open a close game to allow ‘Nova to pull away to a safe lead.  Leading just 39-38 in the second half, an 11-0 run gave The Wildcats a 12-point lead.  Florida never could mount a move at this point, and Villanova cruised to victory.

Villanova advances to Thursday’s Sweet 16 round against 1992 Duke.

 

 

Boxscore

Villanova

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Omari Spellman

C

3

6

0

0

2

3

2

4

6

0

0

1

3

2

8

Eric Paschall

F

4

7

0

0

4

4

1

8

9

1

0

2

1

1

12

Michael Bridges

F

5

12

2

5

0

2

3

5

8

0

2

0

2

3

12

Phil Booth

G

3

9

1

4

3

4

1

3

4

3

1

0

5

2

10

Jalen Brunson

G

3

7

2

6

4

5

0

2

2

2

1

0

2

4

12

Donte DiVincenzo

3

9

1

4

2

2

1

3

4

1

0

0

1

2

9

Collin Gillespie

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

Team

5

Totals

21

51

6

19

16

22

8

26

39

7

5

3

14

16

64

 

 

 

Florida

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Joakim Noah

C

6

11

0

0

3

5

2

8

10

2

0

2

1

2

15

Al Horford

F

5

10

0

0

2

4

3

6

9

0

0

3

1

4

12

Corey Brewer

F

3

12

1

7

3

3

1

5

6

1

2

1

2

3

10

Lee Humphrey

G

2

9

1

4

0

0

0

2

2

3

0

0

3

4

5

Taurean Green

G

1

7

0

5

2

4

0

1

1

2

0

0

5

2

4

Walter Hodge

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

2

2

0

1

0

1

3

2

Chris Richard

1

1

0

0

1

2

1

1

2

1

1

0

0

1

3

Dan Werner

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Team

2

Totals

19

52

2

17

11

18

7

25

34

9

4

6

14

20

51

Player of the Game

Eric Paschall

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Villanova

26

38

64

Florida

23

28

51

Sweet 16 Schedule For East and South Regions

 

East 

4 – North Carolina St.  1974 vs. 9 – Kentucky 1978

3 – Virginia 2019 vs. 10 – Indiana 1987

South 

4 – UCLA 1970 vs. 8 – UCLA 1964

2 – Villanova 2018 vs. 6 – Duke 1992

 

Coming Tomorrow–Third Round Action From the Midwest and West Regions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2020

The Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was–Thursday, March 19 Results

Welcome to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament between the best teams of the last 60 years.

After two nights in Dayton, we are down to 64 teams, and today, the East and South Regions are featured.

Our See BS Network has all the games for you hear today.  16 games were played in these two regions, and the results are in.  Without further adieu, let’s get out to the East Region for the first game.

 

THE EAST REGION

 

Blue Devils Shoot Lights Out And Turns Lights Out On The Bonnies

 

1 Duke 2001

84

16 St. Bonaventure 1970

70

 

Boxscore

Duke

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Carlos Boozer

C

6

9

0

0

5

6

2

6

8

1

0

2

2

4

17

Shane Battier

F

7

13

2

4

4

4

1

7

8

4

1

2

3

3

20

Mike Dunleavy

F

5

9

1

2

2

2

1

5

6

3

0

0

1

3

13

Nate James

G

2

6

1

3

1

2

0

3

3

1

0

0

3

2

6

Jay Williams

G

6

11

3

6

4

5

0

4

4

5

2

0

2

1

19

Chris Duhon

3

6

0

0

1

2

0

3

3

3

0

0

3

3

7

Casey Sanders

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

4

5

0

0

0

1

3

2

Matt Christensen

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

Team

3

Totals

29

55

7

15

19

23

6

35

44

17

3

4

15

20

84

 

 

St. Bonaventure

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Bob Lanier

C

8

19

0

0

4

7

4

11

15

0

0

3

2

3

20

Matt Gantt

F

5

13

0

0

4

6

3

6

9

0

0

0

1

1

14

GregBubba Gary

F

3

9

0

2

1

2

3

2

5

1

1

1

0

4

7

Paul Hoffman

G

4

12

1

3

4

4

1

0

1

1

0

0

2

2

13

Bill Kalbaugh

G

4

10

3

8

2

3

0

2

2

4

2

0

2

2

13

Mike Kull

1

4

1

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

3

Tom Baldwin

0

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

Team

2

Totals

25

69

5

19

15

22

11

21

34

7

4

4

7

17

70

Player of the Game

Jay Williams

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Duke

45

39

84

St. Bonaventure

39

31

70

 

Wildcats Have Too Much Inside Punch For Spartans

 

9 Kentucky 1978

73

8 Michigan St. 1979

59

 

Boxscore

Kentucky

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Rick Robey

C

5

8

0

0

3

4

3

7

10

2

2

2

2

1

13

Mike Phillips

F

3

7

0

0

2

3

2

5

7

0

0

2

1

3

8

Jack Givens

F

5

10

0

1

5

6

0

3

3

2

1

0

3

1

15

Truman Claytor

G

1

4

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

3

1

0

1

2

3

Kyle Macy

G

4

9

3

8

4

4

0

1

1

4

1

0

2

1

15

James Lee

3

5

0

0

2

3

1

4

5

0

0

1

1

4

8

Jay Shidler

2

5

2

5

1

1

0

1

1

2

1

0

2

1

7

Chuck Aleksinas

1

2

0

0

2

3

1

5

6

0

0

2

0

2

4

LaVon Williams

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

2

Totals

24

52

6

17

19

24

7

28

37

13

6

7

12

15

73

 

 

Michigan St.

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Ron Charles

C

2

5

0

0

0

0

1

6

7

0

0

0

1

5

4

Greg Kelser

F

6

14

0

0

3

4

2

5

7

1

0

0

4

3

15

Jay Vincent

F

2

6

0

0

1

2

1

3

4

0

1

1

0

4

5

Mike Brkovich

G

3

9

2

7

2

2

0

1

1

2

1

0

2

2

10

Magic Johnson

G

5

11

1

3

5

7

2

7

9

7

2

0

2

2

16

Terry Donnelly

2

5

2

5

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

3

3

7

Rob Gonzalez

1

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

3

2

Team

2

Totals

21

54

5

15

12

16

6

23

31

12

5

1

13

22

59

Player of the Game

Rick Robey

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Kentucky

39

34

73

Michigan St.

24

35

59

 

 

Wolf Pack Relies on Stars Thompson, Burleson, and Towe To Top the Blue Devils

 

4 North Carolina St. 1974

94

13 Duke 1999

72

 

Boxscore

N. C. State

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Tom Burleson

C

10

17

0

0

5

7

4

9

13

0

0

4

3

3

25

Tim Stoddard

F

2

5

0

0

1

2

3

7

10

0

1

2

2

4

5

David Thompson

F

11

23

2

5

9

12

4

6

10

3

3

1

3

2

33

Mo Rivers

G

3

9

2

7

2

2

1

1

2

4

2

0

2

1

10

Monte Towe

G

5

12

4

11

5

5

0

1

1

6

6

0

4

1

19

Mark Moeller

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

4

2

Steve Nuce

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

2

0

Phil Spence

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

3

0

0

1

2

3

0

Team

3

Totals

32

69

8

23

22

28

15

27

45

14

13

8

17

20

94

Duke

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Elton Brand

C

7

12

0

0

4

6

2

6

8

0

1

2

3

5

18

Corey Maggette

F

1

5

0

2

3

5

1

5

6

1

1

1

5

4

5

Chris Carrawell

F

1

4

0

1

1

2

0

2

2

3

2

0

1

2

3

Trajan Langdan

G

6

14

4

11

2

2

1

2

3

3

2

0

6

4

18

William Avery

G

8

17

2

6

4

4

0

1

1

4

2

0

5

2

22

Shane Battier

1

3

0

1

1

1

1

3

4

0

1

1

2

4

3

Chris Burgess

1

1

0

0

1

2

1

4

5

0

0

0

1

2

3

Nate James

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

2

3

1

1

0

1

3

0

Team

2

Totals

25

57

6

22

16

22

7

25

34

12

10

4

24

26

72

Player of the Game

David Thompson

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

N. C. State

41

53

94

Duke

37

35

72

 

 

Griffith Leads Cardinals To Upset Victory

 

12 Louisville 1980

82

5 Connecticut 1999

74

 

Boxscore

Louisville

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Wiley Brown

C

5

9

0

0

1

3

2

4

6

0

0

2

1

3

11

Rodney McCray

F

3

7

0

0

2

3

3

8

11

2

0

1

2

3

8

Derek Smith

F

7

13

0

0

2

4

3

11

14

1

1

2

2

4

16

Darrell Griffith

G

9

18

1

3

5

6

1

3

4

4

2

1

3

3

24

Jerry Eaves

G

2

4

1

2

1

2

0

1

1

5

2

0

2

2

6

Poncho Wright

3

5

0

0

1

1

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

7

Roger Burkman

1

3

1

3

4

4

0

1

1

2

0

0

2

1

7

Tony Branch

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

2

3

Team

3

Totals

31

60

4

9

16

23

9

31

43

14

6

6

14

20

82

 

 

Connecticut

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Jake Voskuhl

C

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

6

8

0

0

2

1

3

0

Kevin Freeman

F

2

5

0

0

2

3

1

8

9

1

0

0

1

5

6

Richard Hamilton

F

8

19

2

7

5

6

2

5

7

3

2

0

2

4

23

Ricky Moore

G

5

11

2

5

4

6

1

2

3

5

1

0

3

3

16

Khalid El-Amin

G

8

18

0

2

4

5

0

1

1

6

1

0

1

1

20

Albert Mouring

2

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

4

Edmund Saunders

1

2

0

0

1

2

0

2

2

0

0

1

1

3

3

Souleymane Wane

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

2

Rashamel Jones

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Antric Klaiber

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

3

Totals

27

64

4

14

16

22

7

25

35

16

5

3

9

21

74

Player of the Game

Darrell Griffith

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Louisville

41

41

82

Connecticut

41

33

74

 

 

Cavs’ Defense Stifles High-Flying Hogs

 

3 Virginia 2019

70

14 Arkansas 1991

61

Boxscore

Virginia

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Mamadi Diakete

C

3

5

0

0

0

2

2

5

7

0

0

2

1

3

6

De’Andre Hunter

F

6

12

1

3

3

4

3

6

9

1

0

0

2

2

16

Guy Jerome

F

6

11

4

8

3

3

1

6

7

6

1

0

4

2

19

Kyle Guy

G

5

14

3

9

2

3

1

5

6

2

0

0

3

1

15

Kihei Clark

G

1

4

0

2

1

2

1

1

2

3

1

0

4

2

3

Braxton Key

3

5

1

2

2

2

1

5

6

2

1

0

3

3

9

Jack Salt

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

Team

1

Totals

25

53

9

24

11

16

10

29

40

14

3

2

17

15

70

 

 

 

Arkansas

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Oliver Miller

C

7

12

0

0

2

4

2

6

8

1

0

1

3

3

16

Isaiah Morris

F

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

4

5

0

0

0

1

2

2

Todd Day

F

3

9

2

8

5

5

1

3

4

3

3

0

3

0

13

Lee Mayberry

G

4

11

2

9

4

5

0

1

1

2

2

0

2

2

14

Arlyn Bowers

G

2

8

1

5

0

0

0

1

1

3

2

0

1

2

5

Ron Huery

2

6

1

4

1

2

0

2

2

2

2

0

1

3

6

Roosevelt Wallace

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

0

0

0

0

2

2

Ernie Murry

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

3

Rod Fletcher

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Team

2

Totals

21

53

7

27

12

16

5

20

27

13

9

1

12

15

61

Player of the Game

Guy Jerome

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Virginia

34

36

70

Arkansas

29

32

61

 

Hoyas Come From Behind In Last 4 Minutes To Top ‘Nova

Villanova led 58-52 & Georgetown ends game on 13-2 run

 

11 Georgetown 1984

65

6 Villanova 2016

60

 

Boxscore

Georgetown

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Patrick Ewing

C

6

10

0

0

4

6

3

6

9

0

0

5

2

2

16

Reggie Williams

F

4

10

2

5

2

3

1

3

4

1

0

0

3

1

12

Fred Brown

F

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

2

1

0

2

0

2

David Wingate

G

4

10

0

0

3

4

0

6

6

3

1

0

1

1

11

Michael Jackson

G

3

6

1

3

3

3

0

1

1

4

1

0

4

1

10

Michael Graham

2

3

0

0

0

2

2

3

5

0

0

2

1

2

4

Horace Broadnax

2

4

1

2

1

1

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

6

Gene Smith

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

2

0

1

0

2

Bill Martin

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

Ralph Dalton

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

1

0

1

0

Team

3

Totals

24

50

4

10

13

19

6

28

37

15

5

8

14

8

65

 

 

 

Villanova

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Daniel Ochefu

C

3

6

0

0

1

2

1

7

8

0

0

1

1

5

7

Kris Jenkins

F

3

9

2

6

0

0

1

3

4

2

0

0

1

5

8

Josh Hart

F

5

11

2

4

1

2

1

6

7

3

1

0

2

2

13

Jalen Brunson

G

3

7

1

4

2

2

1

2

3

2

0

0

3

0

9

Ryan Arcidiacono

G

6

15

2

8

2

2

1

2

3

4

2

0

2

1

16

Darryl Reynolds

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

Phil Booth

2

6

1

3

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

1

5

Mikal Bridges

1

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

1

2

0

1

3

2

Team

2

Totals

23

58

8

26

6

8

6

22

30

14

5

1

11

18

60

Player of the Game

Patrick Ewing

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Georgetown

28

37

65

Villanova

26

34

60

 

Callaway Sinks Crucial Foul Shots To Give Hoosiers The Win

 

10 Indiana 1987

76

7 UCLA 1995

75

 

Boxscore

Indiana

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Dean Garrett

C

3

5

0

0

1

2

2

6

8

0

0

2

3

3

7

Daryl Thomas

F

4

9

0

0

3

4

1

7

8

1

1

0

2

2

11

Rick Callaway

F

4

8

0

0

7

8

0

4

4

2

1

0

4

1

15

Keith Smart

G

4

8

2

4

2

2

1

2

3

3

1

0

1

2

12

Steve Alford

G

9

17

4

7

4

5

0

1

1

3

1

0

2

2

26

Steve Eyl

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

Joe Hillman

0

2

0

1

2

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

1

2

Todd Meier

0

0

0

0

1

2

1

1

2

1

0

0

1

3

1

Kreigh Smith

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

2

2

Team

2

Totals

25

51

6

12

20

25

5

23

30

13

4

2

14

18

76

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

George Zidek

C

4

7

0

0

1

2

3

5

8

1

0

0

0

5

9

Ed O’Bannon

F

5

11

1

3

3

4

2

4

6

3

1

1

3

3

14

Charles O’Bannon

F

4

7

0

0

3

4

1

3

4

1

2

1

1

2

11

Cameron Dollar

G

1

3

0

1

0

0

0

2

2

2

0

0

1

2

2

Tyus Edney

G

3

7

3

7

4

5

0

1

1

6

2

0

4

1

13

Toby Bailey

3

8

1

3

3

4

1

3

4

2

2

0

3

2

10

J.R. Henderson

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

1

4

4

Ike Nwankwo

3

5

0

0

0

1

1

2

3

0

0

0

0

2

6

Kris Johnson

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

1

4

Omm’A Givens

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

Team

1

Totals

28

58

5

14

14

20

8

25

34

17

7

2

13

23

75

Player of the Game

Rick Callaway

Callaway hit 2 FT on last possession to win for IU

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Indiana

37

39

76

UCLA

44

31

75

 

 

May’s Last Second Block Shot Secure Exciting Overtime Victory for Carolina

 

2 North Carolina 2005

104

2 OT

15 Ohio St. 1962

103

 

Boxscore

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Sean May

C

9

15

0

0

7

9

3

11

14

1

2

1

4

3

25

Jawad Williams

F

4

9

2

5

5

6

1

8

9

1

0

0

2

4

15

Jackie Manuel

F

2

4

0

0

1

2

0

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

5

Rashad McCants

G

6

14

3

6

3

5

0

4

4

5

2

0

3

4

18

Raymond Felton

G

5

11

2

5

5

5

1

2

3

10

3

0

5

2

17

Marvin Williams

5

10

0

0

6

6

1

1

2

0

1

0

2

3

16

Melvin Scott

1

4

1

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

Reyshawn Terry

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

1

0

0

1

2

2

David Noel

1

3

1

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

3

3

Quentin Thomas

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Team

4

Totals

34

71

9

23

27

34

7

31

42

22

10

2

19

23

104

 

 

 

Ohio St.

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Jerry Lucas

C

10

16

0

0

5

6

5

13

18

3

1

3

1

3

25

Doug McDonald

F

4

7

0

0

1

2

1

4

5

1

0

1

2

5

9

John Havlicek

F

7

15

2

6

4

4

4

9

13

5

5

0

1

4

20

Richard Reasbeck

G

4

8

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

3

2

9

Mel Nowell

G

7

16

4

9

2

3

0

1

1

6

2

0

4

4

20

Gary Bradds

1

3

0

0

2

3

1

2

3

1

0

0

2

3

4

Jim Doughty

1

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

Gary Gearhart

1

4

0

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

2

3

LeRoy Frazier

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

3

2

Don Flatt

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Bob Knight

2

4

1

3

2

3

0

2

2

1

0

0

2

2

7

Dick Taylor

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

Team

4

Totals

39

80

7

20

18

25

11

31

46

20

9

4

18

31

103

Player of the Game

Raymond Felton

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

OT

OT

Final

North Carolina

44

36

11

13

104

Ohio St.

36

44

11

12

103

 

THE SOUTH REGION

 

Big Blue Press and Three-Point Shooting Downs Terps

 

1 Kentucky 1996

98

16 Maryland 1974

88

 

Boxscore

Kentucky

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Walter McCarty

C

5

9

0

0

1

2

2

5

7

1

1

2

2

3

11

Antoine Walker

F

11

19

1

2

5

7

3

7

10

3

0

0

4

2

28

Derek Anderson

F

2

6

1

3

0

0

0

3

3

3

2

0

1

5

5

Tony Delk

G

5

11

3

8

3

4

1

2

3

4

2

0

3

1

16

Anthony Epps

G

3

5

2

3

2

3

2

1

3

6

1

0

2

4

10

Ron Mercer

7

12

3

5

4

5

2

4

6

3

1

0

3

3

21

Mark Pope

1

3

0

0

0

0

2

3

5

0

0

2

1

4

2

Jeff Sheppard

1

4

1

3

2

2

1

0

1

2

0

0

1

2

5

Wayne Turner

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

2

0

Allen Edwards

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

0

1

0

0

Team

0

Totals

35

70

11

24

17

24

13

26

39

23

10

4

18

26

98

Maryland

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Len Elmore

C

7

11

0

0

6

8

3

8

11

0

0

4

2

3

20

Tom McMillen

F

7

15

1

3

5

7

2

4

6

2

0

2

4

2

20

Owen Brown

F

4

7

0

0

1

2

1

5

6

1

1

1

1

5

9

John Lucas

G

8

19

5

13

5

6

0

2

2

5

3

0

5

3

26

Mo Howard

G

2

6

1

4

4

5

0

1

1

4

2

0

3

4

9

Jap Trimble

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

0

1

0

1

3

2

Tom Roy

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

1

1

2

Billy Hahn

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

1

0

Team

3

Totals

30

61

7

20

21

28

7

24

34

14

7

7

19

22

88

Player of the Game

Antoine Walker

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Kentucky

55

43

98

Maryland

43

45

88

 

UCLA Pulls Away From Hoosier With Second Half 14-2 Run

 

8 UCLA 1964

87

9 Indiana 1981

80

 

Boxscore

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Fred Slaughter

C

2

4

0

0

1

2

3

6

9

0

1

1

3

3

5

Keith Erickson

F

3

6

0

0

2

2

1

8

9

2

2

0

2

1

8

Jack Hirsch

F

5

11

0

0

3

4

3

4

7

1

1

0

4

2

13

Walt Hazzard

G

7

17

2

5

7

9

0

3

3

2

2

0

2

3

23

Gail Goodrich

G

7

15

4

9

7

7

0

1

1

5

3

0

3

2

25

Kenny Washington

4

7

0

0

2

3

4

9

13

0

0

1

3

3

10

Doug McIntosh

1

2

0

0

1

2

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

3

Kim Stewart

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

Chuck Darrow

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mike Higgins

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vaughn Hoffman

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

3

Totals

29

62

6

14

23

29

11

33

47

11

9

2

19

16

87

 

 

 

Indiana

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Landon Turner

C

5

8

0

0

1

2

2

7

9

0

0

1

1

4

11

Ray Tolbert

F

6

13

1

3

3

3

1

7

8

2

1

0

2

3

16

Ted Kitchel

F

6

17

4

13

3

4

0

3

3

1

0

0

2

4

19

Randy Wittman

G

3

6

2

5

2

2

1

5

6

3

2

0

5

2

10

Isiah Thomas

G

5

14

3

8

4

5

0

4

4

6

1

0

4

3

17

Jim Thomas

1

3

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

3

2

0

2

3

3

Tony Brown

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

2

Steve Risley

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

1

0

0

2

0

Glen Grunwald

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

0

0

0

0

1

2

Team

4

Totals

28

66

11

32

13

16

5

33

42

16

8

1

16

23

80

Player of the Game

Gail Goodrich

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

UCLA

36

51

87

Indiana

39

41

80

 

 

Bruins Control The Glass & Place Starting 5 in Double Figures

 

4 UCLA 1970

113

13 Oklahoma 1988

85

 

Boxscore

UCLA

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Steve Patterson

C

7

13

0

0

4

6

4

7

11

1

0

3

2

3

18

Sidney Wicks

F

8

15

0

0

6

7

7

9

16

1

1

5

4

2

22

Curtis Rowe

F

10

17

0

0

7

8

3

7

10

3

3

1

3

4

27

John Vallely

G

6

13

1

3

3

5

1

2

3

3

1

0

2

1

16

Henry Bibby

G

5

10

2

5

4

5

0

2

2

7

2

0

4

3

16

John Ecker

2

3

1

2

1

1

2

3

5

0

0

0

1

1

6

Kenny Booker

1

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

1

2

0

2

3

2

Terry Schofield

1

3

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

3

Andy Hill

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bill Siebert

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

Rick Betchley

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jon Chapman

1

2

1

2

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

1

0

3

Team

3

Totals

41

79

6

16

25

32

18

36

54

17

10

9

20

19

113

Oklahoma

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Stacey King

C

8

14

0

0

3

5

2

5

7

0

0

1

3

4

19

Harvey Grant

F

7

13

0

0

3

4

1

7

8

0

0

0

2

5

17

Dave Sieger

F

1

5

1

5

0

0

1

4

5

2

1

0

1

3

3

Mookie Blaylock

G

6

17

5

13

2

4

1

2

3

4

4

0

5

3

19

Ricky Grace

G

4

11

3

9

4

6

0

0

0

6

3

0

4

5

15

Terrence Mullins

2

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

5

Tony Martin

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

1

0

0

3

1

2

Andre Wiley

2

4

0

0

1

2

1

3

4

0

0

0

1

1

5

Mike Bell

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

Art Pollard

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

0

Team

2

Totals

31

72

10

29

13

21

7

23

32

16

8

1

20

29

85

Player of the Game

Curtis Rowe

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

UCLA

58

55

113

Oklahoma

39

46

85

 

 

Siva’s Foul Shooting In Final Two Minutes Seals Victory For The Cardinals

 

5 Louisville 2013

74

12 North Carolina St. 1983

73

 

Boxscore

Louisville

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Gorgiu Dieng

C

2

4

0

0

1

2

3

6

9

0

0

1

1

2

5

Chane Behanen

F

2

5

0

0

3

6

4

5

9

0

0

0

3

1

7

Wayne Blackshear

F

4

9

1

3

2

3

1

6

7

1

2

0

2

3

11

Russ Smith

G

7

14

2

5

6

7

0

3

3

2

1

0

4

1

22

Peyton Siva

G

3

8

2

6

8

9

0

4

4

4

2

0

4

2

16

Luke Hancock

1

4

1

4

1

2

0

1

1

3

1

0

2

0

4

Montrezl Harrell

2

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

0

0

1

1

1

4

Stephan Van Treese

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

4

1

1

0

2

2

4

Kevin Ware

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

0

1

Team

3

Totals

23

49

6

18

22

31

11

30

44

13

8

2

20

12

74

 

 

 

N. Carolina St.

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Cozell McQueen

C

3

7

0

0

0

0

2

5

7

0

0

0

1

5

6

Thurl Bailey

F

6

12

0

1

2

3

2

6

8

1

1

3

2

3

14

Lorenzo Charles

F

3

6

0

0

0

0

1

4

5

0

0

1

1

4

6

Dereck Whittenberg

G

6

15

4

12

3

4

0

1

1

3

1

0

3

3

19

Sidney Lowe

G

3

9

2

7

3

3

0

1

1

6

2

0

2

4

11

Terry Gannon

2

5

2

5

2

3

1

2

3

2

0

0

1

3

8

Alvin Battle

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

2

Ernie Myers

3

7

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

1

4

7

Team

2

Totals

27

63

9

28

10

13

6

20

28

14

5

4

11

28

73

Player of the Game

Peyton Siva

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Louisville

43

31

74

N.C. State

30

43

73

 

 

Roy Williams’ Jayhawks Upset Roy Williams’ Tar Heels

 

14 Kansas 1997

92

3 North Carolina 2009

82

 

Boxscore

Kansas

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Scot Pollard

C

4

7

0

0

3

4

4

4

8

0

1

1

2

4

11

Raef LaFrentz

F

6

11

0

0

4

5

5

5

10

0

0

2

1

4

16

Paul Pierce

F

10

15

3

5

4

6

3

3

6

2

1

0

4

3

27

Jerod Haase

G

3

7

2

5

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

0

3

4

11

Jacque Vaughn

G

2

7

1

3

2

2

0

2

2

7

1

0

3

2

7

Ryan Robertson

1

3

1

3

1

1

0

1

1

3

0

0

1

3

4

Billy Thomas

4

9

2

5

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

2

2

10

T.J. Pugh

1

3

0

0

1

2

0

3

3

0

0

0

1

2

3

B.J. Williams

1

2

0

0

1

2

1

4

5

1

0

1

0

1

3

Nick Bradford

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

Team

4

Totals

32

65

9

21

19

26

14

25

43

18

5

4

17

27

92

 

 

 

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Tyler Hansbrough

C

7

10

0

0

8

10

2

7

9

1

1

0

2

3

22

Deon Thompson

F

3

6

0

0

2

3

0

8

8

0

0

1

1

5

8

Danny Green

F

4

10

2

4

1

2

2

4

6

5

0

1

3

2

11

Wayne Ellington

G

5

11

2

5

5

6

1

5

6

4

1

0

5

4

17

Ty Lawson

G

4

11

1

3

5

6

1

1

2

5

4

0

3

3

14

Ed Davis

2

4

0

0

1

2

1

6

7

1

0

1

2

3

5

Bobby Frasor

1

3

1

2

0

0

0

2

2

0

1

0

1

1

3

Larry Drew

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

Tyler Zeller

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

2

Team

3

Totals

27

58

6

14

22

29

7

35

45

17

7

3

18

24

82

Player of the Game

Paul Pierce

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Kansas

41

51

92

North Carolina

40

42

82

 

Blue Devils Pull Away In Final Three Minutes To Advance

 

6 Duke 1992

75

11 Connecticut 2014

68

 

Boxscore

Duke

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Christian Laettner

C

5

9

1

2

5

6

3

6

9

1

2

1

1

2

16

Brian Davis

F

2

6

0

0

3

4

1

2

3

0

0

0

0

3

7

Grant Hill

F

6

11

2

4

3

4

1

5

6

2

1

0

2

2

17

Thomas Hill

G

3

7

1

3

2

3

1

2

3

3

1

0

1

2

9

Bobby Hurley

G

4

7

2

4

3

4

0

1

1

6

0

0

1

1

13

Antonio Lang

2

4

0

0

1

1

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

2

5

Cherokee Parks

3

5

0

0

0

1

2

1

3

0

0

0

1

3

6

Marty Clark

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

1

2

Team

2

Totals

26

51

6

13

17

23

8

20

30

15

4

1

6

16

75

 

 

 

Connecticut

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Phillip Nolan

C

2

4

0

0

2

2

2

4

6

0

0

0

0

3

6

DeAndre Daniels

F

8

14

0

0

0

0

0

7

7

1

0

1

1

1

16

Niels Giffey

F

2

5

1

3

0

0

1

4

5

1

0

0

0

2

5

Ryan Boatright

G

2

5

1

3

4

5

1

2

3

3

1

0

2

2

9

Shabazz Napier

G

8

17

3

8

3

4

2

8

10

5

1

0

4

2

22

Lasan Kromah

2

5

0

0

1

2

1

1

2

2

1

0

1

2

5

Amidah Brimah

1

2

0

0

1

2

1

3

4

0

0

1

1

3

3

Terrence Samuel

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

Team

2

Totals

25

52

5

14

13

17

8

30

40

12

3

2

9

16

68

Player of the Game

Grant Hill

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Duke

37

38

75

UConn

34

34

68

 

 

Balanced Gator Offense Offsets Incredible Game By Anthony

 

7 Florida 2007

82

10 Syracuse 2003

76

 

Boxscore

Florida

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Joakim Noah

C

5

9

0

0

3

4

2

6

8

1

0

1

2

4

13

Al Horford

F

6

11

0

0

7

9

5

8

13

2

0

3

1

1

19

Corey Brewer

F

4

9

3

7

3

3

3

2

5

1

3

0

2

2

14

Lee Humphrey

G

3

8

2

6

2

3

0

1

1

2

1

0

2

2

10

Taurean Green

G

4

9

3

7

3

5

0

1

1

6

0

0

4

3

14

Walter Hodge

2

5

1

2

1

2

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

1

6

Chris Richard

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

0

0

0

0

2

2

Dan Warner

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

1

2

Marreese Speights

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

2

Team

3

Totals

27

57

9

22

19

26

11

24

38

15

5

5

13

19

82

 

 

 

Syracuse

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Craig Forth

C

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

0

0

2

1

5

2

Carmelo Anthony

F

12

22

2

6

5

7

4

7

11

2

1

0

3

2

31

Hakim Warrick

F

3

7

0

0

2

4

1

2

3

0

1

0

0

4

8

Kueth Duany

G

2

5

1

3

2

2

3

1

4

1

2

0

2

4

7

Gerry McNamara

G

6

15

3

7

4

4

0

1

1

5

0

0

3

1

19

Billy Edelin

2

5

0

0

3

4

0

1

1

3

2

0

1

2

7

Josh Pace

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

7

8

2

2

0

0

4

2

Jeremy McNeil

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

Team

3

Totals

27

60

6

16

16

21

10

21

34

13

8

3

11

24

76

Player of the Game

Al Horford

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Florida

37

45

82

Syracuse

40

36

76

 

 

‘Nova Opens Hitting 9 of First 11 Shots To Put Game Away Early

 

2 Villanova 2018

81

15 Illinois 2005

70

 

Boxscore

Villanova

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Omari Spellman

C

3

7

1

3

1

2

2

6

8

0

0

3

2

3

8

Eric Paschall

F

3

6

2

5

2

3

2

4

6

3

1

0

1

2

10

Michael Bridges

F

8

14

2

4

4

5

1

4

5

2

2

1

2

1

22

Phil Booth

G

3

6

1

2

1

2

0

3

3

4

1

0

2

2

8

Jalen Brunson

G

7

15

1

1

4

4

0

2

2

4

0

0

2

2

19

Donte DiVincenzo

3

7

1

3

2

2

1

2

3

3

1

0

0

3

9

Collin Gillespie

1

3

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

2

3

Tim Delaney

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

Jermaine Samuels

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

4

Totals

29

60

9

21

14

18

7

24

35

16

6

4

10

16

81

 

 

Illinois

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

James Augustine

C

3

6

0

0

4

6

2

7

9

1

0

1

2

3

10

Roger Powell

F

3

7

0

1

0

0

4

6

10

4

2

0

1

2

6

Luther Head

F

6

14

2

7

2

2

2

5

7

2

0

0

2

4

16

Deron Williams

G

5

11

2

4

1

2

1

3

4

4

1

0

3

3

13

Dee Brown

G

7

15

4

10

5

7

0

1

1

5

2

0

4

2

23

Jack Ingram

1

4

0

1

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

1

2

2

Richard McBride

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

Nick Smith

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

Warren Carter

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Shaun Pruitt

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fred Nkemdi

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Team

2

Totals

25

60

8

24

12

17

11

25

38

17

6

2

15

16

70

Player of the Game

Jalen Brunson

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Villanova

48

33

81

Illinois

32

38

70

 

Saturday’s East & South Region Schedule

 

East

1 – Duke 2001 vs. 9 – Kentucky 1978

4 – North Carolina St. 1974 vs. 12 – Louisville 1980

3 – Virginia 2019 vs. 11 – Georgetown 1984

2 – North Carolina  2005 vs. 10 – Indiana 1987

 

South

1 – Kentucky 1996 vs. 8 – UCLA 1964

4 – UCLA 1970 vs. 5 – Louisville 2013

6 – Duke  1992 vs. 14 – Kansas 1997

2 – Villanova 2018 vs. 7 – Florida 2007

 

Coming Tomorrow: Second Round Action From The Midwest and West Regions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2020

The Greatest March Madness That Never Was

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, we cannot issue our great Bracketnomics 505 Course for 2020.  2020 figured to be the year where we debuted many new pieces to our bracket-picking formula, as we spent well dozens of days researching and back-testing data, as well as research what we call the morphing of the game, where one style of play became more successful over another style of play, and where one metric proved more accurate in predicting March Madness success over other metrics.   

Alas, all that research must now go into hibernation until such a time that an NCAA Tournament can be played.  If the tournament re-schedules to May, June, July, or August, we will not issue a Bracketnomics tutorial, since this will be totally uncharted water.  We hear that the NCAA is trying to salvage something by possibly conducting a 16-team tournament much like the old NIT where all 16 teams gather in one venue.  This was the last gasp plan before the tournament was  completely cancelled, and there is talk that the top 16 teams, which would have been the top four seeds in each region could still be put into one venue for five days, just like 16 teams played at Madison Square Garden.

Our unique plan would be to play a tournament like this outdoors in a warm weather and dry climate where rain would not be a factor.  Games have been played outdoors in the past, including in the Olympics.

In place of the real tournament, The PiRate Selection Committee has seeded 68 of the greatest  teams in modern day history in the “Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was.”

This simulated tournament will consist of 44 past National Champions and the best teams that fell a little short.  The only rules in our selection system is that no single school can have teams picked from consecutive seasons.  That means that we could not award all three of Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s UCLA teams bids.  And, because the 1968 team rates the highest of the three, we did not select the 1967 and 1969 Bruins in order to get the great 1968 team.

Additionally, because we wanted National Champions first and foremost, great teams like the 1975 Indiana Hoosiers and 1991 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels were ineligible for the tournament, since the 1976 IU and 1990 UNLV teams received automatic bids.

 
Four regions with 17 teams in each region have been seeded and games have been scheduled, starting Tuesday night with two first round games in Dayton, Ohio.

These games will be played via a tabletop game created by our Captain and inspired by the Avalon Hill/Sports Illustrated Professional Game called Statis-Pro Basketball.  If you want to take a peak at this out of print game, go to the following link:  https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4453/statis-pro-basketball

The Captain is the utmost sports boardgame geek.  Games like the one above and Strat-O-Matic Baseball led to his falling in love with statistics.  The Captain cracked the ratings codes for many of these games, including Statis-Pro,  and he decided to create his own college version of the game.  He even added three-point shooting to the game with the addition of a few simple rules, and voila, he had created a homemade board game that supplied him (and friends) with many hours of great fun.  Teams were made from the 1960’s through the 1980’s and later into the 1990’s.  After many years of use, when Mrs. PiRate placed the ring on his finger, the game was put away in a storage closet in the Captain’s basement.  When the Coronavirus claimed almost all sports as its victims, the Captain’s Lady thought it might be a good idea for him to play out a tournament by using the old game and reporting the results on this website.

The first thought was to make 68 teams from the 2020 season based on regular season conference champions and at-large teams that his bracketology showed to be the right 68.  There was a problem with that, because he could not make 68 new teams from 2020 and play this tournament beginning Tuesday, as it would be April before he could make 68 teams.  So, since he had dozens of the greatest teams from 1960 to about 1997, he only needed to update the set of teams from 1998 to 2019, which he spent most of Thursday and Friday and some of Saturday night making.  The 68 teams have been chosen and are ready to begin “The Greatest NCAA Basketball Tournament Never Played.”

The Selection Committee, otherwise known as the Simple Rating System at Sports Reference, has chosen and seeded the field.  Let’s get to it.

First, we began with the East Region. These games will be played in Hartford, Connecticut, on Thursday and will not be broadcast on CBS.  Our PiRate Ratings Network is “See BS.”

The number one seed in the East Region is—————- 

The 2001 Duke Blue Devils.   Coach Mike Krzyzewski has a roster stacked with talent, including Shane Battier, Jay Williams, and Mike Dunleavy.

Duke will play the winner of the 16-seeded play-in game Tuesday night between the 1984 North Carolina Tar Heels, with eight McDonald’s All-Americans on the roster, and the 1970 St. Bonaventure Bonnies.  Just so you know, Bob Lanier will be healthy for all NCAA Tournament games St. Bonaventure plays. In real life, Lanier’s injury in the Eastern Regional Final cost his team any chance to compete against Jacksonville in the National Semifinal Game.

The number eight seed is the 1979 Michigan State Spartans featuring the great Magic Johnson. They will play the nine-seed Kentucky Wildcats of 1978.  This was Wildcats’ coach Joe B. Hall’s lone national title with a team featuring Jack “Goose” Givens and the Twin Towers of Rick Robey and Mike Phillips.

The number four seed is the 1974 North Carolina State Wolf Pack, with Norm Sloan coaching the great David Thompson along with tiny Monte Towe and huge Tom Burleson. NC State will play the number 13 seed 1999 Duke Blue Devils, one of the at-large non-national champions.  This Blue Devil team had eight McDonald’s All-Americans, including Trajan Langdon, Shane Battier, and Elton Brand.

And, the final game in this Hartford pod features the number five-seed 1999 Connecticut Huskies.  UConn was led by Richard Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin.  The Huskies will be  playing the number 12-seed Louisville Cardinals of 1980 with the great Darrell Griffith leading the way.

Now, let’s go to the bottom half of the bracket in the East Region. These games will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday.

The number three-seed Virginia Cavaliers of 2019, the team that avenged the embarrassment of being the first number one seed to lose to a 16-seed in 2018 by winning the national championship in 2019.  The Wahoos will take on the number 14-seed Arkansas Razorbacks of 1991, another at-large team that failed to win the national championship.  This Razorback squad featured three big stars in Todd May, Lee Mayberry, and Oliver Miller.

The next game features the number six-seed Villanova Wildcats of 2016 playing the number 11-seed Georgetown Hoyas of 1984, two hot rivals that won national championships. In this simulation, trying not to have multiple teams from the same school in each region was more important than having teams from the same conference playing each other, and that is why two Big East teams are playing in their first game.

Let’s move on. The number seven-seed UCLA Bruins of 1995 will play the number 10-seed Indiana Hoosiers of 1987, the team that won the title on a last second shot by Keith Smart.  And, rounding out the East Region, the number two-seed North Carolina Tar Heels of 2005 will take on the number 15-seed Ohio State Buckeyes of 1962, a heavy favorite that lost their national championship game that year to in-state rival Cincinnati, in a game played by the previous two national champions.

East Region

Play-in Round for #16 Seed
North Carolina 1984 vs. St. Bonaventure 1970

1-Duke 2001 vs. 16-UNC/St. Bonaventure
8-Michigan St. 1979 vs. 9-Kentucky 1978
4-North Carolina St. 1974 vs. 13-Duke 1999
5-Connecticut 1999 vs. 12-Louisville 1980
3-Virginia 2019 vs. 14-Arkansas 1991
6-Villanova 2016 vs. 11-Georgetown 1984
7-UCLA 1995 vs. 10-Indiana 1987
2-North Carolina 2005 vs. 15-Ohio St. 1962

Now, let’s look at the South Region. These next four games will play Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. The top seed in the South is the 1996 Kentucky Wildcats. Rick Pitino finally won his first national championship with a team loaded with talent that could go 10-deep without the Wildcats missing a beat.

 

The Big Blue will play the winner of the play-in round Tuesday night between the 1974 Maryland Terrapins and the 1970 Florida State Seminoles. Maryland did not make the NCAA Tournament, and partly because one of the top three teams in the nation was just the number two team in the ACC, the NCAA expanded to 32 teams in 1975 and began to allow two teams from each conference to make the tournament. The 1970 Seminoles were definitely one of the top teams in the nation, but they were on probation and ineligible for the tournament that year. In our simulation world, a great team with the terrific Dave Cowens is getting a ticket to this dance.

 

The next game in this pod features the number eight-seed UCLA Bruins of 1964, featuring Walt Hazzard, Gail Goodrich, and Keith Erickson. They will face the nine-seed Indiana Hoosiers of 1981 with the great Isaiah Thomas in what should be an excellent study in contrasts.

 

Moving on, the number four-seed is the 1970 UCLA Bruins, the semi-surprise champion in Westwood after Kareem Abdul Jabbar graduated. They will play the number 13-seed Oklahoma Sooners of 1988, another at-large non-champion.

 

Rounding out this pod, the number five-seed is the 2013 Louisville Cardinals, and they will take on the 12-seed North Carolina State Wolf Pack of 1983, the Cinderella champion of the great Jim Valvano.

 

The other half of the pod in the South Region will take place in Chicago on Friday at the United Center. The number three-seed North Carolina Tar Heels of 2009 will play the number 14-seed Kansas Jayhawks of 1997, another at-large power that did not win the national championship. Coach Roy Williams of the Tar Heels will go up against Coach Roy Williams of the Jayhawks.

The number six-seed is the 1992 Duke Blue Devils, and Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s second ever champion will take on the number 11-seed Connecticut Huskies of 2014, a team that almost lost their first tournament game in real life and won it in overtime before reeling off five more victories.

The number seven-seed is the 2007 Florida Gators, the better of Billy Donovan’s consecutive national champions. Florida will play the number 10-seed Syracuse Orangemen on 2003.

And,  rounding out the South Region, the number two-seed Villanova Wildcats of 2018 will play the number 15-seed Illinois Fighting Illini of 2005, another at-large team that came up a few minutes short in the title game.

Half the field is now chosen. Are you hoping your favorite team will make this dance? If they won the national championship, and it isn’t a consecutive season from another national championship, they will be in the field, but there are still eight at-large teams that will be in one of the final two regions.

 

South Region

Play-In Round for 16-seed
Maryland 1974 vs. Florida St. 1970

1-Kentucky 1996 vs. 16 Maryland/Florida St.
8-UCLA 1964 vs. 9-Indiana 1981
4-UCLA 1970 vs. 13-Oklahoma 1988
5-Louisville 2013 vs. 12-North Carolina St. 1983
3-North Carolina 2009 vs. 14-Kansas 1997
6-Duke 1992 vs. 11 Connecticut 2014
7-Florida 2007 vs. 10-Syracuse 2003
2-Villanova 2018 vs. 15-Illinois 2005

Let’s go to the Midwest Region. These four games will be played on Friday at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The top seed in the Midwest is the 1968 UCLA Bruins, the best of the three seasons when Kareem Abdul Jabbar was in Westwood. The Bruins will face the winner of Wednesday’s play-in round game in Dayton between the 2008 Memphis Tigers and the 1973 Providence Friars. This Providence team will have a healthy Marvin Barnes, unlike the team that lost to Memphis State in the Final Four.

 

The number eight seed is the 1962 Cincinnati Bearcats, the repeat national champion that beat in-state rival Ohio State for the second year in a row. Cinti will take on the number nine-seed Loyola of Chicago Ramblers of 1963, the closest opening round game that was actually played in a national championship.

 

The number four seed in the Midwest is the 2015 Duke Blue Devils, Coach K’s most recent national champion. Duke plays the number 13-seed Connecticut Huskies of 2011 led by the incredible Kemba Walker.

 

The number five seed is the 2017 North Carolina Tar Heels, and Roy Williams’ squad will face the 12-seed Villanova Wildcats of 1985, one of the biggest upset winners in national championship game history.

 

Now moving on to the bottom half of this region’s bracket, these four games will take place Thursday in Kansas City. The number three seed is the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, Coach Bob Knight’s first title team and the last team to go undefeated. Their opponent is the number 14-seed Stanford Cardinal of 2001, another of the at-large teams that did not win the national championship.

 

The number six seed is the 1994 Arkansas Razorbacks, and Arkansas will take on the number 11-seed Kansas Jayhawks of 1988, the surprise national champion led by the great Danny Manning.

 

The number seven seed is the 1998 Kentucky Wildcats, the team led by Coach Tubby Smith. The Big Blue will face the 10-seed UCLA Bruins of 1975, Coach Wooden’s final national champion.

 

Rounding out the Midwest Region, the number two seed Michigan Wolverines of 1989 will play the number 15-seed Houston Cougars of 1968, another at-large team that did not win the national title, featuring the Big E, Elvin Hayes, and Donald “Duck” Chaney.

 

Midwest Region

Play-In Round for 16-seed
Memphis 2008 vs. Providence 1973

1-UCLA 1968 vs. 16-Memphis/Providence
8-Cincinnati 1962 vs. 9-Loyola (Chi.) 1963
4-Duke 2015 vs. 13-Connecticut 2011
5-North Carolina 2017 vs. 12-Villanova 1985
3-Indiana 1976 vs. 14-Stanford 2001
6-Arkansas 1994 vs. 11-Kansas 1988
7-Kentucky 1998 vs. 10-UCLA 1975
2-Michigan 1989 vs. 15-Houston 1968

 

That’s three regions down and just one to go. Here’s the seeding for the West Region. These next four games will take place at the Key Arena in Seattle on Friday. The number one seed and the top seed in the entire tournament is the 1972 UCLA Bruins, led by Bill Walton, Jamaal Wilkes, and Henry Bibby. They will face the winner of Wednesday’s play-in game in Dayton between 16-seeds 1972 North Carolina and 1983 Houston, two teams that fell a tad short in the Final Four.

 

The number eight seed Connecticut Huskies of 2004 led by Emeka Okafor will face the nine-seed Arizona Wildcats of 1997, Coach Lute Olson’s lone national champion.

 

The number four seed is the 2000 Michigan State Spartans, the last Big Ten team to win the title. Sparty will face the number 13-seed 1986 Louisville Cardinals with Never Nervous Pervis Ellison.

 

The number five seed is the 2012 Kentucky Wildcats, John Calipari’s national championship team. Kentucky will play the 12-seed Texas Western Miners of 1966, a team that spoiled another Kentucky team’s hopes and dreams.

 

And in the last pod, these games that will be played Thursday at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.  The number three seed is the 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes with Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, and Larry Siegfried. The Buckeyes will square off against the number 14-seed Cincinnati Bearcats of 1960, an exact match from the 1960 Final Four. This is the Cinti team led by one of the all-time greats in the Big O, Oscar Robertson.

 

The number six seed is the 1990 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, the team that holds the record for largest margin of victory in the National Championship Game. The Rebels will face the number 11-seed Marquette Warriors of 1977, Coach Al McGuire’s only national champions that came in his final year of coaching.

 

The number seven seed is the 2002 Maryland Terrapins, and the Terps will face the 10-seed 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels, featuring the great Michael Jordan, along with James Worthy and Sam Perkins.

 

And, finally, rounding out the field of 68, the two seed is the 2008 Kansas Jayhawks, and Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, KU faces the 15-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs of 2017, the last of our at-large field.

 

West Region

Play-in Round For 16-seed
North Carolina 1972 vs. Houston 1983

1-UCLA 1972 vs. 16-UNC/Houston
8-Connecticut vs. 9-Arizona 1997
4-Michigan St. 2000 vs. 13-Louisville 1986
5-Kentucky 2012 vs. 12-Texas Western 1966
3-Ohio St. 1960 vs. 14-Cincinnati 1960
6-UNLV 1990 vs. 11-Marquette 1977
7-Maryland 2002 vs. 10-North Carolina 1982
2-Kansas 2008 vs. 15-Gonzaga 2017

 

Who were the teams that just barely missed out on getting into this dance?

The First Four Out were in order, the 1975 Kentucky Wildcats, the 1986 Duke Blue Devils, the 1993 Michigan Wolverines, and the 1969 Purdue Boilermakers.

The Next Four Out were the 2007 Ohio State Buckeyes, the 1996 Massachusetts Minutemen, the 1960 California Golden Bears, and the 1989 Seton Hall Pirates.

We’ll be back Tuesday Night with the results of the first two games in Dayton.

 

Tuesday Night:
East Region: 1984 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. 1970 St. Bonaventure Bonnies

South Region: 1974 Maryland Terrapins vs. 1970 Florida State Seminoles

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