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  1. So... ESPN is still getting one game out of this? That's kind of bogus for them.
  2. Funny... Three of the four teams are out in my version of the Tournament. Maryland got stunned by Liberty, Virginia won two games (First Four vs. Xavier and 1st Round vs. Texas Tech) before bowing out against Florida State and BYU went the farthest after defeating Bradley and Kentucky before getting ran down by Colorado and their Rocky Mountain Buzz Saw. Wisconsin hasn't played yet As for making the tournaments - I just used the final NET rankings to create a seed list for the NCAA Tournament. There were a few issues in doing this (namely trying to avoid a Big Ten based match-up in the 1st Round, but I just said the heck with it and rolled with it). I think it worked out in the end. The same rule applied to the other tournaments. With the NIT, I had to make sure to fit in the auto bids (which included Merrimack, who is ineligible for both the NCAA and NIT tournaments because of their transition to Division I. I wanted to include them to make sure that the auto bids were an even number and San Diego State was NCAA bound no matter what) and they were all on the 8 seed line. From there, it was on the CBI. That was probably the easiest of the three to fill since there's no real rules as to how the teams were chosen. So, the next highest 16 teams were taken for this event. Then came the CIT. This was a mid-major based tournament and I followed the rules that the actual tournament has (Mid Major teams only and College Insider's definition of Mid Major rules out schools from the Power 5 conferences plus the Atlantic 10, American, Big East, Conference USA and the Mountain West). This knocked a few really good teams from the list like St. Bonaventure, Western Kentucky and UCF.
  3. As a way to deal with the lack of sports, I've took it upon myself to simulate the college basketball postseason using What If Sports and their simulation engine to do the dirty work. I know that most people won't care, but I find this to be fun. So far, I'm done with three of the four tournaments. The College Insider Tournament was won by Princeton. The Tigers opened the 32 team event with a miraculous comeback against William and Mary (down 29 at halftime and won the game by 1 point) and used it to fuel their run to the championship with a win over Toledo. The College Basketball Invitational went to SMU. The Mustangs were barely challenged until the semifinals when Nevada pushed them. SMU would hang on and then sweep Indiana State to win the tournament. The NIT is where the fun starts to begin. In three of the four regions, the eighth seed would beat the top seed. The lone 8th seed to lose was Merrimack, who got blasted by Northern Iowa in a 71-38 rout. The Panthers, being the first team out in the NCAA Tournament, would use that anger to get to New York City with wins over the aforementioned Merrimack, Oregon State and Memphis. Joining the Panthers were Indiana, Radford and Alabama. The Hoosiers would beat UNC Greensboro, Tulsa and South Carolina to get there; The Highlanders, the Big South regular season champions, were the biggest surprise as they defeated Notre Dame, VCU, and Clemson (all on the road. BTW, no high seed won a game in that region); The Crimson Tide had wins over Utah, Furman and conference rival Tennessee to get to New York City. The Panthers would win the NIT after beating Indiana in the final. Now, the main event: The 2020 NCAA Tournament. First Four Nothing big happened in the first four outside of the first game, a 16 seed battle between MEAC auto bid North Carolina Central and Patriot League champion Boston University, going into overtime. The Terriers would win that game and earn a date with top overall seed Gonzaga in Spokane. The other 16 seed game saw Robert Morris, the NEC champion, take down SWAC auto bid Prairie View A&M. This gives the Colonials a date with the South Region's top seed in San Diego State. In the games between the final at-large teams, Virginia and Oklahoma won their games. West Regional Out in Spokane, the top seeded Bulldogs from Gonzaga had to work a little bit to hold off a game Boston University squad by 10. That would be their lone victory as Stanford, the 8th seed, would stun the Bulldogs in the 2nd Round. The first 'upset' happened as 12th seed Cincinnati, the auto bid from the American, took down West Virginia. Their luck would end as Villanova would beat them in the 2nd round. The first regional semifinal would have the Cardinal from the Pac-12 against the Big East powerhouse from Philadelphia. Over in Sacramento, the first major upset of the tournament happened as 15th seeded North Dakota State, the Summit League champions, would push Baylor to overtime and finish off the 2nd seeded Bears in overtime to produce the (as of right now) biggest upset in the tournament so far. Outside the Bison, the other games went chalk. North Dakota State would try their overtime scheme once again when they took on Colorado, but the Buffaloes had other plans and ended the Bison's season with a 95-86 victory in overtime. This win sent Colorado to their first Sweet 16 since 1969 where they took on BYU. With the scene set in Los Angeles for the regional round, Villanova proved their worth by taking down Stanford. Standing in the way were the Rocky Mountain Buzz Saw that was Colorado. Playing with house money at this point, the Buffaloes hammered BYU in the regional semifinal and then rolled all over Villanova to reach their first Final Four since 1955. Midwest Regional In Omaha, the top seeded Jayhawks from Kansas had to work a little bit to hold off Northern Kentucky. Making their first appearance since 1991, Rutgers made their trip worth it by destroying Iowa, a conference rival of theirs, while clamping down on Luke Garza, the superstar for the Hawkeyes. Another 12-5 upset came down the pipe as Liberty, the Atlantic Sun champion, knocked off Maryland. The team everyone wanted to see though turned out to be... Vermont. The 13th seeded Catamounts, from the America East conference, rolled past Arizona in the first round. After Kansas edged out Rutgers in the first game of the 2nd Round, the Flames and Catamounts would produce a game worthy of 'One Shining Moment' as Vermont edged Liberty by 2 points in double overtime. The Cinderella Catamounts would now face the mighty Jayhawks in the Sweet 16. Vermont's trip is the first time a school from America East has gone past the 2nd round. Out in St. Louis, things were much more calmer as the higher seeds would win three of the four games with the lone victory for the lower seeds by Virginia, who defeated Texas Tech in a rematch of last year's National Championship Game. In the 2nd Round, it would remain the same as Duke and Florida State won their games and set up a showdown in Circle City for the regional. In Indy, the magic Vermont had finally ran out as Kansas would win by 21. Duke would beat Florida State in the other game. This sets up a battle of blue blood programs between Kansas and Duke for a trip to the Final Four and they delivered. The two teams went back and forth as the game went into overtime... and then a 2nd overtime. The Jayhawks finally pulled away in the end with a 118-109 classic that will go down as one of the best games of the season. East Regional In Cleveland, Obi Toppin would have a showcase moment as he scored 33 points in Dayton's 1st Round win over Siena. He would be overshadowed in the next round as Jordan Ford and the St. Mary's Gaels would deliver an upset of the top seeded Flyers thanks in large part to Ford's 36 point game. North Texas would also dish out two another upsets as they sent Seton Hall and Butler packing. This would set up the Mean Green (In their first ever trip to the Sweet 16 and the first for Conference USA since Western Kentucky's trip in 2008) and the Gaels (In their first trip to the Sweet 16 in 10 years) in one semifinal game. Out in Albany, order was somewhat restored as the higher seeds all won their first round games. Auburn had other plans as they would roll past Michigan State to make it back-to-back trips to the Sweet 16 for them. They will take on Creighton in the Sweet 16, the first trip for them since 1974. In NYC, the trips for Creighton and North Texas would be short lived as both teams would lose. The Auburn Tigers, coming off that close win, used that momentum to take down St. Mary's and make it back-to-back trips to the Final Four. South Regional Out in Tampa, the theme of the 16 seeds pushing the 1 seeds continued as San Diego State won by only five points against Robert Morris. The Aztecs would also fall victim in the 2nd round as ETSU would stun them, giving them their first ever trip to the Sweet 16 and the first for the Southern Conference since VMI did it in the 70's. Another 12-5 upset happened as Akron took down Houston, but the Zips were taken down by in state rival Ohio State in the 2nd Round. Over in Greensboro, there was one lower seed upset as Arkansas beat Michigan. Outside of that, it was about Louisville and Oregon on a collision course to meet in Houston. In Houston, the Ducks would have the last laugh with a convincing victory over Louisville. They would get the seemingly unstoppable ETSU juggernaut, coming off another upset victory over Ohio State, in the regional final. In it, the Ducks would fall just short as the Buccaneers would win by one point and break through the proverbial ceiling: Not only would a mid-major program reach the Final Four yet again, it would be one that many consider to be the best in that category. Final Four ETSU vs. Colorado In the first semifinal, the two Cinderella teams met as the Buccaneers from the Southern Conference took on the Pac-12's Buffaloes. In a valiant effort, the Buffs played hard... but it wasn't good enough at ETSU held off Colorado for 76-67 victory. Patrick Good lead ETSU with 15 points while McKinley Wright lead Colorado with 21. Auburn vs. Kansas In the other semifinal, it was a total blowout as Kansas manhandled Auburn 99-57. Devon Dotson lead the Jayhawks with 21 points as everything went Kansas' way: They shot 58% from the field, went 9 for 18 from three point range, out rebound the Tigers by 19 and forced 19 Auburn turnovers. Samir Doughty scored 16 points for Auburn, but they were rolled over by a Kansas team that seems destined to win it all. The National Championship ETSU vs. Kansas The National Championship game was billed as a battle between David and Goliath. The role of David went to East Tennessee State. The Bucs, from the Southern Conference, were a 9 seed in the South Region and blazed their way to Atlanta after taking down three of the top four seeds in the region (San Diego State, Ohio State and Oregon). The Bucs became the first mid-major program since Butler in 2011 to reach the title game and had hopes to be the first since UNLV won in 1990. On the flip side is the Goliath, Kansas. The Jayhawks provided the biggest spectacle of March Madness with their 118-109 double overtime classic against Duke in the Midwest Regional Final. People felt they were due for a letdown after such a classic game, but no one told Kansas that as they thrashed Auburn in the other semifinal Kansas pulled away early in the 2nd Half and proved to be too much for ETSU as the Jayhawks would win 73-63 to take home the 2020 NCAA Championship. Devon Dotson was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after leading Kansas with 14 points.
  4. BBTV is going to be happy to hear that the Eagles just snatched Darius Slay from the Loins for a 3rd round pick and a 5th round pick in this years draft. The news just broke.
  5. Welp, looks like the two biggest tournaments for this season, Euro 2020 and Copa America have been pushed back a year. Both events will be held during the same time period next year (June 11th to July 11th)
  6. I don't see Miami doing much of, well, anything right now. Buffalo, on the other hand, has a legitimate shot at the AFC East now.
  7. I'm used to calling them UL-Lafayette because there is already a Louisiana College in the Division III level.
  8. Well, thank god for everything else in the world because it's going to be a tough 2 and a half weeks for all sport fans out there. I'm glad that all organizations did the right thing here. This is scary stuff. This isn't like 9/11 where you had time to grieve and then play returned as a way to get back to normal. This is a very fluid situation and things are going to be worst before they get better. I do offer this for those like me that were looking forward to March Madness: It creates one of the greatest what if scenarios that I can ever think of.
  9. Congrats to everyone who won and Gonzaga can kiss my big white butt. One bid up for grabs today. Patriot #3 Boston University at #1 Colgate Records BU: 20-13 (12-6) COL: 25-8 (14-4) It's always hard to beat a team three times in a season, which is the goal for Colgate as they take on Boston U. in the finals. The Raiders took down the Terriers in both games in the regular season. Colgate has breezed through their portion of the conference tournament while Boston took advantage of the #2 seed (American) getting upset by Bucknell to get an easier foe in the semifinals. Can the Terriers finally beat their nemesis or do we have another Colgate sighting in March?
  10. Congrats to ETSU on getting the automatic bid and taking themselves off the bubble. Five bids are up for grabs today. Horizon - Indianapolis, IN #4 Illinois-Chicago vs. #2 Northern Kentucky Records UIC: 18-16 (10-8) NKU: 22-9 (13-5) Northern Kentucky has made themselves a nice little home in the Horizon with three trips to the title game in the last four seasons, winning twice. Their opponent, the Flames from UIC, haven't been in a title game since 2004. The Flames upset top seed Wright State to get here. Do the Norse continue their dominance of the league or can the Flames have a breakthrough moment? Northeast #2 St. Francis (PA) at #1 Robert Morris Records SFU: 22-9 (13-5) RMU: 19-14 (13-5) It's been a weird season in the NEC as newcomer Merrimack won the conference title, but thanks to the transition process, they are ineligible for the conference tournament and the NCAA tournament (and even the NIT). Instead of the new blood, we get the Red Flash, trying to break through in their third trip in four seasons, and the Colonials, back to this game after a five year hiatus. The two met in the season finale with Robert Morris winning that game. Who will take home the rubber match? Colonial - Washington, DC #6 Northeastern vs. #1 Hofstra Records NE: 17-15 (9-9) HOF: 25-8 (14-4) In a rematch of last season's title game, the Pride and the Huskies meet again. Last year, it was Northeastern who took down top seeded Hofstra to take the automatic bid. Some elements are the same: The Pride are the number one seed yet again. But, some things are different: The Huskies are the sixth seed after taking down Towson and then holding off equally as upset minded Elon in the semifinals. Can the Huskies repeat as champions or can the Pride finally break through? West Coast - Las Vegas, NV #3 St. Mary's vs. #1 Gonzaga Records SMC: 26-7 (11-5) GON: 30-2 (15-1) As much as I loathe the Bulldogs for being bullies, you cannot understate their 23 year title game streak. It's impressive on every level. Their opponent is one that seems to be the one team that can step up to them: St. Mary's. The Gaels will make their 11th trip during this streak, winning three times in the process (including last season). Who takes home the conference title in this tale of schools eternally retold? Summit - Sioux Falls, SD #6 North Dakota vs. #1 North Dakota State Records UND: 15-17 (7-9) NDSU: 24-8 (13-3) It's the battle for North Dakota in the finals of the Summit League tournament as the Fighting Hawks take on the rival Bison. NDSU, not content with ruling the football field, is the defending conference champions and has proven their worth with two close games (especially in the opener against 8th seed Denver). Meanwhile, the Fighting Hawks took advantage of the chaos in the bottom half of the bracket when they upset South Dakota and then gave Purdue Fort Wayne the boot in the semifinals. The Hawks also took the last meeting between these two teams... which can mean one thing: Rubber match!
  11. Congrats to the winners. There's one bid today. Southern - Asheville, NC #7 Wofford vs. #1 East Tennessee State Records WOF: 18-15 (8-10) ETSU: 29-4 (16-2) For the second year in a row, the Southern was very top heavy with ETSU, Furman and UNC Greensboro all sporting 20+ win seasons. The Bucs, though, have a profile that has put them in the conversation for an at-large bid, a rarity for this conference. They were hoping to boost that potential at-large bid, but Wofford (and Chattanooga) threw monkey wrenches into those plans with upsets of Furman and UNC Greensboro in the quarterfinals. The Terriers would then hold off the Mocs in the semis to get here. Does Wofford have one more upset in the cards or does ETSU end the talk about a potential at-large bid with the automatic bid?
  12. Congrats to Utah State and Belmont, the first two bids given out. Three more bids are up for grabs today. Big South #5 Hampton at #2 Winthrop Records HAMP: 15-18 (8-10) WIN: 23-10 (15-3) Championship Week is all about stories. The story here is about the young gun taking on the old master. The young gun role is played by Hampton. The Pirates, in their second season in the Big South after being in the MEAC for years, have broken through and thanks to an upset of top seed Radford, they have a chance to take the auto bid. Standing in the way is the old master in Winthrop. The Eagles are back after missing out last season and they have 11 conference titles to their name. Can Hampton break through or do the Eagles return to their roost? Missouri Valley - St. Louis, MO #7 Valparaiso vs. #4 Bradley Records VALPO: 18-15 (9-9) BRAD: 21-11 (11-7) You want chaos? Then step right up to Arch Madness. In the 30th anniversary of the event, chaos has reigned supreme. The top three seeds (Northern Iowa, Loyola of Chicago and Indiana State) all went down in the quarterfinals, leading to a championship game between defending champion Bradley and Valparaiso, the first team in the tournament's history to win three games in three days. Do the Crusaders have enough energy for a win or does Bradley repeat in the Valley? Atlantic Sun #3 Lipscomb at #1 Liberty Records LIP: 16-15 (9-7) LIB: 29-4 (13-3) The Atlantic Sun has been all about Liberty this season. Not content with last season's performance, which included a win in the NCAA Tournament, the Flames came out roaring to an nearly unbeaten non-conference season and despite a few mistakes in conference play, they're the top seed. Still, there is one team that sticks in their proverbial craw: Lipscomb. The Bisons stunned the Flames in the season finale out in Nashville. This game is in Lynchburg, where the Flames won. Do we see another Bison stunner or does Liberty reign supreme?
  13. There's an example of not having fans in the stands now in the States as the Division III Men's tournament regional in Baltimore is held with no fans. If I remember correctly, there was at least one person at Johns Hopkins with the virus and also one or two people at one of the other schools in the sectional in Yeshiva. This should be used as an example of how it could work down the road if the outbreak continues to worsen.
  14. This weekend is a home game for the Sounders. They're in Houston next weekend. Which, oddly enough, is the opposite of what the Dragons are doing: In Houston this weekend and return home next weekend.
  15. They're home next weekend against Los Angeles.