We’re on to the second weekend of NCAA Tournament action in our Maize n Brew simulation with the Sweet Sixteen about to get underway. The Michigan Wolverines did advance after wins over East Tennessee State and Seton Hall, but will not be in action until Friday’s slate.
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.
- First Four
- Thursday’s First Round games
- Friday’s First Round games
- Saturday’s Second Round games
- Sunday’s Second Round games
Here are your results for Thursday’s games. Half of our Elite Eight is now set.
(1) Kansas 70, (4) Wisconsin 63
The Badgers’ hot shooting and late-season surge comes to an end via the Kansas Jayhawks, who continue to roll as the top overall seed in the tournament.
(3) Maryland 80, (10) Oklahoma 74
Once we get to this time of year, fans typically start to wait on Maryland to choke a big game away. It has not happened yet and Mark Turgeon’s crew are just a win away from making it to the Final Four.
(4) Oregon 95, (1) Gonzaga 72
Things just got crazy out west, as Payton Pritchard went off for 29 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds to lead the Ducks to a blowout win over the one seed in the West Region. This might be the biggest statement made of the tournament so far.
(7) Arizona 70, (6) Penn State 63
Arizona takes care of the Nittany Lions and sets up a Pac-12 showdown for a spot in the Final Four, which is an interesting turn of events considering the conference is weaker than it has been in the past.
We send four more teams to the Elite Eight on Friday. Based on the run that has been made so far and the results from each game, which team sticks out the most to you as the one to beat in this simulation? Sound off below!