Tuesday, April 5, 2016

U.S. Department of College Basketball National Tournament, Part 2

So with five states--Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina--still to report, here's where the regional lineups for the U.S. Department of College Basketball National Tournament stand:

West/Anaheim, California

1. Oregon (projected state champion)
2. Gonzaga 
3. Arizona
4. Utah
5. Southern California
6. Hawai'i
7. Colorado
8. Boise State
9. New Mexico State
10. Nevada
11. Wyoming
12. Montana State
13. Kansas (at-large berth)
14. Iowa State (at-large berth)
15. Seton Hall (at-large berth)
16. Stephen F. Austin (projected at-large berth)

East/Philadelphia

1. Villanova (projected state champion)
2. West Virginia
3. Connecticut
4. Providence (projected state champion)
5. Princeton
6. Columbia
7. Northeastern
8. Vermont
9. Navy
10. Dartmouth
11. Delaware
12. Maine
13. Purdue (at-large berth)
14. Texas A&M (at-large berth)
15. Iowa (at-large berth)
16. California (projected at-large berth)

North/Dayton, Ohio

1. Wichita State
2. Michigan State
3. Xavier
4. Butler
5. Creighton
6. Northern Iowa
7. South Dakota State
8. Northwestern
9. Marquette
10. North Dakota State
11. Minnesota
12. Missouri-Kansas City
13. Miami (at-large berth)
14. Duke (at-large berth)
15. Maryland (at-large berth)
16. Virginia Commonwealth (projected at-large berth)

South/Louisville, Kentucky

1. North Carolina
2. Virginia
3. Oklahoma (projected state champion)
4. Kentucky
5. Vanderbilt
6. Clemson (projected state champion)
7. Texas Tech
8. Georgia
9. Arkansas
10. Alabama-Birmingham
11. Louisiana Tech
12. Florida Gulf Coast
13. Southern Mississippi
14. Indiana (at-large berth)
15. Syracuse (at-large berth)
16. Baylor (at-large berth)

The top four seeds in each regional will host sub-regionals, and everything else will be a blind-draw situation.

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  1. South Carolina tournament ... home courts/home teams listed last ... blind draw ...

    2 Clemson Tigers
    3 Winthrop Eagles

    4 South Carolina State Bulldogs
    5 Presbyterian Blue Hose

    8 Furman Paladins
    9 Charleston Southern Buccaneers

    10 College of Charleston Cougars
    11 The Citadel Bulldogs

    1 South Carolina Upstate Spartans

    6 South Carolina Gamecocks

    7 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

    12 Wofford Terriers

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    1. Clemson 80 at Winthrop 54 ... S.C. State 71 at Presbyterian 74 ... Forman 81 at Charleston Southern 61 ... Charleston 70 at Citadel 67.

      South Carolina Upstate 71 at Clemson 78 ... South Carolina 77 at Presbyterian 69 ... Coastal Carolina 66 at Furman 76 ... Wofford 61 at Charleston 65.

      Clemson 94 at South Carolina 86 in overtime! ... Furman 46 at Charleston 64.

      Championship: Clemson 40 at Charleston 42.

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  2. South/Louisville, Kentucky

    1. North Carolina
    2. Virginia
    3. Oklahoma (projected state champion)
    4. Kentucky
    5. Vanderbilt
    6. Texas Tech
    7. Georgia
    8. Arkansas
    9. Alabama-Birmingham
    10. College of Charleston
    11. Louisiana Tech
    12. Florida Gulf Coast
    13. Southern Mississippi
    14. Indiana (at-large berth)
    15. Syracuse (at-large berth)
    16. Baylor (at-large berth)

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  3. Little Rhody:

    Providence Friars of Providence vs. Bryant Bulldogs of Smithfield
    Brown Bears of Providence vs. Rhode Island Rams of Kingston

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    1. Providence, 78-51 ... Brown, 75-68 ... Championship: Providence, 79-66.

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  4. East/Philadelphia

    1. Villanova (projected state champion)
    2. West Virginia
    3. Connecticut
    4. Providence
    5. Princeton
    6. Columbia
    7. Northeastern
    8. Vermont
    9. Navy
    10. Dartmouth
    11. Delaware
    12. Maine
    13. Purdue (at-large berth)
    14. Texas A&M (at-large berth)
    15. Iowa (at-large berth)
    16. California (projected at-large berth)

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  5. Regional draws:

    10
    11
    5
    4 Host

    15
    13
    6
    1 Host

    7
    8
    9
    2 Host

    14
    12
    16
    3 Host

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  6. So, UK will play either Vandy or Baylor in Lexington to open the national tournament.

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  7. Oklahoma 4 team tourney. Ken Pom ranks Oklahoma as the best team at 7, Tulsa is second at 62.

    Final 4 G1: Tulsa 68, Oklahoma State 77
    Final 4 G2: Oral Roberts 86, Oklahoma 78

    Final: Oklahoma State 71, Oral Roberts 63

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  8. Oregon 4 team tourney. Ken Pom ranks Oregon as the best at 12, Oregon St second at 67.

    Final 4 G1: Oregon St 70, Portland St 76
    Final 4 G2: Portland 70, Oregon 90

    Final: Portland St 61, Oregon 70

    Oregon is in the tourney

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  9. Congrats, Travis Ford.

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  10. VCU is out of the national tournament.

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  11. Pennsylvania 13 team tourney. Ken Pom has Villanova ranked best at 1, and St. Joseph's second at 38.

    St. Joseph's, St. Francis, and Penn State drew byes.

    Round 1 G1: Drexel 71, Penn 65
    Round 1 G2: Bucknell 78, Lehigh 77
    Round 1 G3: Duquesne 64, Villanova 79
    Round 1 G4: Lafayette 59, La Salle 69
    Round 1 G5: Temple 55, Pittsburgh 71

    Final 8 G1: St. Joseph's 73, Drexel 71
    Final 8 G2: Bucknell 65, Villanova 83
    Final 8 G3: St. Francis 77, La Salle 70
    Final 8 G4: Penn State 53, Pittsburgh 68

    Final 4 G1: St. Joseph's 50, Villanova 67
    Final 4 G2: St. Francis 66, Pittsburgh 78

    Final: Villanova 86, Pittsburgh 78

    Villanova is in the tourney

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  12. Ok. I'll post the bracket soon as i can this afternoon, and you can join in playing the games if you want.

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    1. Region brackets below. I'm going to start playing the first-round games top to bottom but region by region. So, for example, I'll play 10 vs. 11 in the South, then 10 vs. 11 in the West and so on. If you want to play games, too, then just start with the 16/3 game in the North, then do 16/3 in the East and snake your way up the brackets from the bottom.

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  13. South/Louisville, Kentucky

    10 College of Charleston vs. 11 Louisiana Tech
    5 Texas Tech at 4 Vanderbilt

    15 Syracuse vs. 13 Florida Gulf Coast
    6 Georgia at 1 North Carolina

    7 Arkansas vs. 8 Oklahoma State
    9 Alabama-Birmingham at 2 Virginia

    14 Purdue vs. 12 Southern Mississippi
    16 Maryland at 3 Kentucky

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    1. Louisiana Tech 70, College of Charleston 57

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    2. Texas Tech 64 at Vanderbilt 59

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    3. Syracuse 73, Florida Gulf Coast 60

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    4. Georgia 80 at North Carolina 87

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    5. Oklahoma State 76, Arkansas 56

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    6. Maryland 66 at Kentucky 75

      PHEW!

      PHEW!!!

      Murray goes for 18; Briscoe, for 16. Big 13 from Skal.

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  14. West/Anaheim, California

    10 Nevada vs. 11 Wyoming
    5 Southern California at 4 Utah

    15 Duke vs. 13 Kansas
    6 Hawai’i at 1 Oregon

    7 Colorado vs. 8 Boise State
    9 New Mexico State at 2 Gonzaga

    14 Indiana vs. 12 Montana State
    16 Baylor at 3 Arizona

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  15. East/Philadelphia

    10 Dartmouth vs. 11 Delaware
    5 Princeton at 4 Providence

    15 Iowa vs. 13 Oklahoma
    6 Columbia at 1 Villanova

    7 Northeastern vs. 8 Vermont
    9 Navy at 2 West Virginia

    14 Iowa State vs. 12 Maine
    16 Stephen F. Austin at 3 Connecticut

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    1. Dartmouth 45, Delaware 59 ... Fightin' Blue Hens went 7-23 over the regular season and Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

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    2. Princeton 62 at Providence 74

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  16. North/Dayton, Ohio

    10 North Dakota State vs. 11 Minnesota
    5 Creighton at 4 Butler

    15 Seton Hall vs. 13 Miami
    6 Northern Iowa at 1 Wichita State

    7 South Dakota State vs. 8 Northwestern
    9 Marquette at 2 Michigan State

    14 Texas A&M vs. 12 Missouri-Kansas City
    16 California at 3 Xavier

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    1. North Dakota State 53, Minnesota 52

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    2. Creighton 103 at Butler 99 in overtime!

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    3. Northwestern 76, South Dakota State 67

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    4. Marquette 58 at Michigan State 78

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  17. South/Louisville, Kentucky

    11 Louisiana Tech vs. 5 Texas Tech
    15 Syracuse at 1 North Carolina
    8 Oklahoma State at 2 Virginia
    14 Purdue at 3 Kentucky

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    1. Syracuse 78 at North Carolina 74

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    2. Purdue 75 at UK 69. If Matthew hadn't been involved, I might well have cheated.

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    3. It would be interesting to see Syracuse play North Carolina in real life, to see if they could pull off that upset.

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  18. West/Anaheim, California

    10 Nevada at 4 Utah
    13 Kansas at 1 Oregon
    7 Colorado at 2 Gonzaga
    14 Indiana vs. 16 Baylor

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  19. East/Philadelphia

    11 Delaware at 4 Providence
    13 Oklahoma at 1 Villanova
    7 Northeastern at 2 West Virginia
    14 Iowa State at 3 Connecticut

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    1. Delaware 69 at Providence 65 ... oh, my!

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    2. Northeastern 53 at West Virginia 70

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    3. Iowa State 79 at Connecticut 78

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  20. North/Dayton, Ohio

    10 North Dakota State vs. 5 Creighton
    13 Miami at 1 Wichita State
    8 Northwestern at 2 Michigan State
    14 Texas A&M at 3 Xavier

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    1. Creighton 70, North Dakota State 69

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    2. Miami 51 at Wichita State 69

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    3. Northwestern 63 at Michigan State 84

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  21. South Regional at Louisville, Kentucky

    Louisiana Tech vs. Syracuse
    Virginia vs. Purdue

    West Regional at Anaheim, California

    Utah vs. Oregon
    Gonzaga vs. Baylor

    East Regional at Philadelphia

    Delaware vs. Oklahoma
    West Virginia vs. Iowa State

    North Regional at Dayton, Ohio

    Creighton vs. Wichita State
    Michigan State vs. Texas A&M

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  22. All right. I'm ready to pay attention to the Masters. This tournament is about over.

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  23. South: La Tech 49, Syracuse 63 ... Va 68, Purdue 67 ... Syracuse 86, Virginia 79.

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    1. Good call by What-If Sports on the Syracuse-UVA game.

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  24. Utah 79, Oregon 81 ... Gonzaga 79, Baylor 85 ... Baylor 84, Oregon 76

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  25. Delaware 65, Oklahoma 75 ... West Virginia 64, Iowa State 78 ... Oklahoma 84, Iowa State 74

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    1. I haven't been paying real close attention, but Buddy Hield has had 25 points in at least two of Oklahoma's games so far in the national tournament.

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  26. Creighton 59, Wichita State 80 ... Michigan State 66, Texas A&M 61 ... Michigan State 72, Wichita State 53.

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  27. National semifinals in Phoenix: Syracuse vs. Baylor and Oklahoma vs. Michigan State ...

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    1. Baylor 73, Syracuse 72

      Oklahoma 74, Michigan State 81

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    2. Two of the Final Four -- Syracuse and Oklahoma -- turned out the same as the real tournament. Furthermore, N. Carolina didn't make this Final Four because it was eliminated by Syracuse, and Villanova was eliminated by Oklahoma.

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  28. Championship: Baylor 72, Michigan State 67.

    The end.

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