Maize n Brew’s NCAA Tournament 2020 simulation rolls along as we move into the round of 32. Today, we send eight teams to the Sweet Sixteen with some more March chaos on the way.
The simulations are being run via ncaagamesim.com by selecting the matchups and compiling them based on what happens with ONE CLICK of the mouse. This is the best way for us to simulate the chaos that could ensue during a single basketball game.
Here are your results for Saturday’s games.
(4) Wisconsin 80, (12) Cincinnati 68
The Badgers were able to avoid the upset here and pull away late, continuing their hot streak from the end of the season and move into the Sweet Sixteen.
(10) Oklahoma 69, (2) Creighton 64
Creighton gets popped before it really even has a chance to get going. This is one of the most surprising results of the opening weekend sims.
(3) Duke 75, (6) West Virginia 54
Duke stays rolling and right now appears to be one of the teams to beat for this entire thing despite being a three-seed.
(2) Villanova 64, (7) Virginia 61
The Hoos almost pulled off a big upset, but their title defense ends here, setting up a mammoth matchup with Duke next week.
(1) Gonzaga 67, (9) USC 66
Gonzaga gets a big-time scare, but advances to the Sweet Sixteen. This one would not have made a lot of sense on paper, but March is March!
(6) Penn State 67, (14) UC Irvine 51
It wasn’t the Big Ten team that was expected to make it out of this pod of games, but congrats to the Nittany Lions.
(4) Kentucky 78, (5) Butler 64
Kentucky moves on and gets the winner of Baylor-Rutgers on Sunday.
(10) Arizona State 68, (2) San Diego State 66
Two 10-2 games, two 10-seeds moving on. This was another one that was crazy on paper, but again, March.