The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 18, 2020

The Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was–Wednesday, March 18

Friars Hot Three-Point Shooting Leads To Victory

1973 Providence

79

2008 Memphis

75

Unassociated Press:  The 1973 Providence Friars connected on 11 three-point shots and held off a furious Tiger Rally to beat 2008 Memphis 79-75.

Ernie DiGregorio and Kevin Stacom combined for nine of the Friars’ 11 three-pointers, while Marvin Barnes dominated inside with 17 rebounds.

Down 73-59 with five minutes to play, Memphis held Providence scoreless for three minutes while scoring 13 consecutive points and connecting on six of nine shots to cut the lead to a point at 73-72.  Consecutive baskets by Barnes and Nehru King built the lead back to five points wiht one minute remaining.

Providence advances to the Midwest Region as the Number 16 seed and will face top-seed 1968 UCLA on Friday.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Providence

41

38

79

Memphis

32

43

75

Boxscore

Providence

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Marvin Barnes

C

7

12

0

0

2

5

4

13

17

0

0

4

3

3

16

Frank Costello

F

3

6

0

0

0

0

2

7

9

1

0

1

2

3

6

Nehru King

F

3

8

2

7

0

0

1

4

5

2

0

0

2

1

8

Kevin Stacom

G

6

11

4

7

3

4

1

1

2

5

2

0

1

2

19

Ernie DiGregorio

G

9

19

5

11

3

3

0

2

2

8

1

0

1

1

26

Charles Crawford

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

2

2

4

Team

3

Totals

30

61

11

25

8

12

8

29

40

17

3

5

11

12

79

 

 

 

Memphis

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Joey Dorsey

C

5

10

0

0

2

3

2

6

8

0

0

2

0

2

12

Robert Dozier

F

3

6

0

0

0

0

3

4

7

1

0

1

1

1

6

Chris Douglas-Roberts

F

8

17

2

6

3

4

1

2

3

2

1

1

2

1

21

Antonio Anderson

G

1

5

1

5

0

0

1

2

3

4

1

0

0

2

3

Derrick Rose

G

7

15

1

3

4

5

1

4

5

6

3

0

1

1

19

Donneal Mack

0

3

1

3

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

1

Shawn Taggart

2

4

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

1

1

1

0

2

4

Willie Kemp

2

5

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

6

Andre Allen

1

3

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

3

Team

2

Totals

29

68

8

25

9

12

9

24

35

16

6

5

5

12

75

Player of the Game

Ernie DiGregorio

 

 

Cougars Prevail in Exicting Overtime Game

 

1983 Houston

104

OT

1972 North Carolina

101

 

Unassociated Press: The 1983 Houston Cougars and 1972 North Carolina Tar Heels fought an evenly contested game that took an extra five minutes to decide the outcome Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio.  Houston won 104-101.  Late steals by Clyde Drexler and Bennie Anders led to baskets that clinched the victory for the Cougars.

North Carolina had taken a 99-96 lead with 90 seconds remaining in overtime, but Houston capitalized on consecutive steals leading to consecutive made baskets and free throws to take a 102-99 lead.  The Tar Heels appeared to be headed to victory in regulation with a 79-71 lead late in the second half.  Houston tied the game at 87-87 on a basket by Larry Micheaux with eight seconds remaining.

Houston advances to the West Region as the number 16 seed and will face number one seed 1972 UCLA on Friday.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

OT

Final

Houston

45

42

17

104

N. Carolina

47

40

14

101

 

Boxscore

Houston

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Hakeem Olajuwon

C

10

16

0

0

5

9

4

6

10

0

1

4

3

4

25

Michael Young

F

7

14

0

0

2

4

2

3

5

1

1

0

1

4

16

Larry Micheaux

F

8

13

0

0

4

7

3

4

7

2

2

1

2

4

20

Clyde Drexler

G

8

17

1

3

4

4

1

3

4

2

4

1

1

3

21

Alvin Franklin

G

2

5

1

4

2

3

0

1

1

6

2

0

3

3

7

Benny Anders

1

3

1

3

2

2

0

2

2

2

3

0

3

4

5

Dave Rose

1

4

0

2

1

2

1

3

4

1

1

1

1

5

3

Reid Gettys

2

4

2

4

1

2

1

2

3

1

0

0

0

2

7

Team

2

Totals

39

76

5

16

21

33

12

24

38

15

14

7

14

29

104

 

 

 

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Bob McAdoo

C

10

17

0

0

4

6

4

7

11

1

0

2

2

4

24

Dennis Wuycik

F

5

12

2

5

6

6

2

4

6

2

0

0

2

3

18

Bobby Jones

F

4

7

1

2

3

3

2

8

10

4

2

1

3

4

12

Steve Previs

G

1

4

0

1

2

3

1

2

3

3

0

0

4

5

4

George Karl

G

4

9

2

5

4

4

2

1

3

4

1

0

5

4

14

Bill Chamberlain

5

10

2

4

5

7

1

6

7

1

1

0

2

3

17

Kim Huband

2

5

1

3

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

0

1

1

7

Donn Johnston

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

1

0

2

1

2

Bill Chambers

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

3

0

Craig Corson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

Ray Hite

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

Team

2

Totals

33

67

9

23

26

31

12

32

46

18

7

3

24

30

101

Player of the Game

Hakeem Olajuwon

Coming Thursday:  The East and South Regions

 

East Region

1-Duke 2001 vs. 16-St. Bonaventure 1970
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

 

South Region

1-Kentucky 1996 vs. 16-Maryland 1974
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

 

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2020

The Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was–Tuesday, March 17 Results

Bonnies Prevail In The Paint

1970 St. Bonaventure

87

1984 North Carolina

79

 

Unassociated Press: The 1970 Saint Bonaventure Bonnies dominated in the paint and taking advantage of early 1984 North Carolina turnovers to take a 10-point lead in the first eight minutes, as they cruised to an 87-79 victory.  The Bonnies now advance to the East Region as the number 16 seed where they will face the top-seeded 2001 Duke Blue Devils.

Bob Lanier led Saint Bonaventure with 31 points and 18 rebounds, and in the process he drew five fouls on Tar Heel starter Brad Daugherty.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

St. Bonaventure

44

43

87

N. Carolina

34

45

79

Boxscore

St. Bonaventure

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Bob Lanier

C

13

21

0

0

5

8

6

12

18

0

0

4

2

3

31

Matt Gantt

F

6

13

0

0

3

5

3

5

8

1

1

1

1

4

15

GregBubba Gary

F

4

11

0

0

2

4

2

2

4

1

2

0

3

3

10

Bill Kalbaugh

G

3

7

2

5

3

4

0

2

2

3

2

0

4

3

11

Paul Hoffman

G

4

10

3

8

7

8

0

1

1

2

0

0

3

4

18

Mike Kull

1

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

3

2

Tom Baldwin

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

1

0

1

1

0

Team

2

Totals

31

66

5

14

20

29

11

25

38

10

6

5

15

21

87

 

 

 

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Brad Daugherty

C

2

7

0

0

1

2

1

5

6

1

0

0

2

5

5

Sam Perkins

F

7

12

0

0

5

6

2

8

10

2

1

1

3

2

19

Matt Doherty

F

2

6

2

5

2

2

1

3

4

2

0

0

5

4

8

Michael Jordan

G

6

14

3

9

7

8

1

5

6

5

2

1

3

3

22

Kenny Smith

G

3

7

2

6

5

6

1

3

4

4

2

0

5

5

13

Steve Hale

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

2

Joe Wolf

2

5

0

0

1

2

2

5

7

0

0

2

2

3

5

Buzz Peterson

3

7

2

6

2

2

0

1

1

3

2

0

3

2

10

Cecil Exum

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

1

0

2

3

0

Team

3

Totals

24

55

9

26

22

26

7

28

38

18

8

4

24

24

79

Player of the Game

C-Bob Lanier

 

 

Terps Ride Big Offensive Night From Lucas

 

1974 Maryland

95

1970 Florida St.

85

 

Unassociated Press: The 1974 Maryland Terrapins played 37 minutes of up-tempo basketball before slowing the game down during the final three minutes to hold off the 1970 Florida State Seminoles 95-85.  Star guard John Lucas was virtually unstoppable, leading Coach Lefty Driesell’s Terps with 25 points, while narrowly missing a double-double with nine assists.  His three steals led to seven Maryland points.

Florida State stayed within striking distance thanks to strong offensive rebounding, but the Seminoles committed 22 turnovers, 10 of them via steals and never could get within six points in the second half.

Maryland advances to the South Region as the 16-seed and will face top-seed Kentucky 1996 on Thursday.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Mary

52

43

95

FSU

45

40

85

 

 

Boxscore

Maryland

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Len Elmore

C

7

13

0

0

5

8

3

9

12

1

0

3

1

3

19

Tom McMillen

F

9

16

2

5

3

4

1

6

7

2

1

1

2

2

23

Owen Brown

F

4

7

0

0

1

2

1

4

5

0

1

1

1

3

9

John Lucas

G

8

17

3

7

6

7

0

1

1

9

3

0

3

2

25

Mo Howard

G

4

11

3

8

2

3

0

2

2

4

2

0

2

2

13

Tom Roy

2

4

0

0

0

0

2

3

5

0

1

1

1

2

4

Jap Trimble

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

Billy Hahn

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

2

0

Team

3

Totals

35

71

8

21

17

24

7

27

37

19

10

6

11

17

95

 

 

 

Florida St.

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Dave Cowens

C

8

15

0

0

3

4

4

12

16

0

1

2

2

3

19

Willie Williams

F

10

17

0

0

2

3

3

9

12

0

0

1

1

2

22

Vernell Ellzy

F

2

5

2

5

0

0

2

2

4

3

0

1

3

2

6

Ken Macklin

G

3

7

2

6

2

2

0

1

1

2

2

0

5

4

10

Skip Young

G

2

6

1

4

4

6

1

3

4

5

1

0

3

3

9

Ron Harris

3

7

2

5

2

3

0

1

1

3

1

0

2

3

10

Rowland Garrett

2

5

0

1

0

0

1

4

5

0

0

1

1

2

4

Randy Cable

1

4

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

Jan Gies

1

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

2

Team

2

Totals

32

69

8

26

13

18

11

34

43

15

5

5

19

22

85

Player of the Game

John Lucas

 

Wednesday’s Schedule From Dayton

 

Midwest Region: 2008 Memphis vs. 1973 Providence

West Region: 1972 North Carolina vs. 1983 Houston

 

 

March 2, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For March 2, 2020

Date

3/2/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Kansas

Gonzaga

Baylor

San Diego St.

2

Dayton

Maryland

Florida St.

Seton Hall

3

Duke

Villanova

Louisville

Kentucky

4

Creighton

Oregon

Michigan St.

Penn St.

5

Auburn

Iowa

Ohio St.

Colorado

6

Butler

Wisconsin

BYU

West Virginia

7

Michigan

Arizona

Marquette

Illinois

8

Houston

LSU

Virginia

Texas Tech

9

Saint Mary’s

Florida

Arizona St.

Xavier

10

USC

Indiana

Oklahoma

Rutgers

11

Providence

Stanford

East Tennessee

Northern Iowa

12

Yale

Liberty

Wichita St.

Utah St.

Cincinnati

Rhode Island

13

Stephen F. Austin

Vermont

North Texas

Akron

14

New Mexico St.

Hofstra

Belmont

Colgate

15

UC-Irvine

Little Rock

Wright St.

South Dakota St.

16

Montana

Radford

Siena

Prairie View

St. Francis (PA)

N.C. A&T

 

Bubble Contenders

 

69

UCLA

70

Mississippi St.

71

North Carolina St.

72

Richmond

73

Memphis

74

Texas

75

Arkansas

76

Alabama

 

Notes

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

February 28, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For February 28, 2020

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Date

2/28/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Kansas

Gonzaga

Baylor

San Diego St.

2

Dayton

Maryland

Florida St.

Duke

3

Creighton

Villanova

Seton Hall

Kentucky

4

Oregon

Louisville

Penn St.

Auburn

5

Michigan St.

Ohio St.

Colorado

Iowa

6

Michigan

West Virginia

Butler

BYU

7

Wisconsin

Arizona

Marquette

Illinois

8

LSU

Houston

Arizona St.

Florida

9

Texas Tech

Saint Mary’s

Indiana

Virginia

10

Xavier

Utah St.

Oklahoma

USC

11

Rhode Island

Wichita St.

East Tennessee St.

Northern Iowa

12

Liberty

Stephen F. Austin

Rutgers

Cincinnati

N. C. State

Providence

13

Yale

Vermont

North Texas

New Mexico St.

14

Bowling Green

Hofstra

Colgate

South Dakota St.

15

Wright St.

UC-Irvine

Little Rock

Belmont

16

Montana

Radford

St. Francis (PA)

Prairie View

Siena

N. C. A&T

First Four Out

 

69

Richmond

70

UCLA

71

Stanford

72

Arkansas

 

Next Four Out

 

73

Mississippi St.

74

Memphis

75

South Carolina

76

Texas

 

 

February 24, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For February 24, 2020

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Date

2/21/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Kansas

Baylor

Gonzaga

San Diego St.

2

Dayton

Duke

Maryland

Florida St.

3

Creighton

Seton Hall

Louisville

Villanova

4

Kentucky

Oregon

Penn St.

West Virginia

5

Colorado

Auburn

Michigan St.

Butler

6

Iowa

Ohio St.

Michigan

Arizona

7

BYU

Marquette

Wisconsin

LSU

8

Houston

Illinois

Texas Tech

Arizona St.

9

Saint Mary’s

Florida

Virginia

Indiana

10

Rutgers

Xavier

Rhode Island

USC

11

Wichita St.

Utah St.

East Tennessee St.

Northern Iowa

12

Yale

Liberty

North Carolina St.

Oklahoma

Cincinnati

Providence

13

Stephen F. Austin

Vermont

North Texas

Akron

14

New Mexico St.

Colgate

Wright St.

Hofstra

15

Belmont

UC-Irvine

Little Rock

South Dakota St.

16

Radford

Montana

Saint Peter’s

Prairie View

St. Francis (PA)

N. C. A&T

Bubble Teams Outside The Field (in order)

 

69

Richmond

70

Stanford

71

Georgetown

72

Arkansas

73

Alabama

74

Purdue

75

Memphis

76

UCLA

77

Mississippi St.

78

Minnesota

79

UNC Greensboro

80

Furman

 

Teams on the Rise

Akron

Arizona St.

Belmont

BYU

Creighton

Dayton

East Tennessee St.

Hofstra

Kansas

Kentucky

Michigan

Montana

New Mexico St.

Prairie View

Radford

St. Francis (PA)

Saint Peter’s

South Dakota St.

Stephen F. Austin

UCLA

UNC Greensboro

Utah St.

Villanova

Virginia

Wisconsin

 

Teams on the Decline

Butler

Marquette

Oklahoma

Penn St.

Purdue

Rider

Rutgers

South Carolina

USC

West Virginia

Winthrop

 

 

 

 

 

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