Due to a scheduling conflict (I didn’t feel like posting two stories for four game simulations) our Elite Eight results from the NCAA Tournament simulations we have been running here. The Michigan Wolverines find themselves one win away from the Final Four after what has been a chaotic run of games.
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
- Thursday’s Sweet Sixteen games
- Friday’s Sweet Sixteen games
Midwest: (3) Maryland 68, (1) Kansas 66
We keep waiting for Maryland to choke, but now they’ve pulled off an upset the likes of which nobody quite saw possible. Some late heroics from Anthony Cowan gave them the victory over the top-seeded team in this entire thing.
East: (1) Dayton, 72, (2) Villanova 66
National Player of the Year Obi Toppin continues the Flyers’ historic run through the NCAA Tournament, setting up a showdown with Maryland in the Final Four with a trip to the national title game on the line.
West: (4) Oregon 71, (7) Arizona 68
Payton Pritchard and Oregon move on once again with a close win over conference foe Arizona. A lot of things had to clear out for them to get here, but they are getting tremendous guard play the likes of which you need to make a run in this tournament.
South: (1) Baylor 77, (6) Michigan 72
Michigan benefitted from a big of an open road and a good draw en route to the Elite Eight, but It finally catches up to them here as they bow out in the Elite Eight. This feels like what the absolute ceiling may have been for this group this season, but the storybook ending doesn’t quite come to pass. They’ll have more shots at this in the years to come.
Our Final Four is set with Maryland, Dayton, Oregon and Baylor set to decide things next weekend. Who do you like?