NCAA Tournament Simulation

#1
Winged Warrior
Here's the first I've seen. Run to the Fake Elite 8! We beat Iowa again! Suck it simulated Franny!

Lose to Billy Boy and the eventual fake champs.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/simulating-2020-ncaa-tournament-real-110503377.html

Round 1
MIDWEST
1. Kansas 87, 16. Robert Morris 54
8. Saint Mary’s 87, 9. Houston 73
5. BYU 74, 12. Stephen F. Austin 63
4. Louisville 62, 13. Vermont 60
6. Iowa 85, 11. N.C. State 55
3. Kentucky 83, 14. Bradley 65
7. Illinois 68, 10. Utah State 67
2. Creighton 67, UC Irvine 66

Round 2

MIDWEST
1. Kansas 79, 8. Saint Mary’s 66
4. Louisville 79, 5. BYU 72
6. Iowa 86, 3. Kentucky 74
7. Illinois 86, 2. Creighton 72

Luka Garza and Joe Weiskamp combined for 45 points as the No. 6-seed Hawkeyes steamrolled No. 3-seed Kentucky in the second round, but they were bested by Ayo Dosunmu (22 points, six assists, six boards) and Kofi Cockburn (21 points, 16 boards) as they blew past No. 2-seed Creighton.


Sweet 16

MIDWEST
1. Kansas 79, 4. Louisville 64
7. Illinois 74, 6. Iowa 55

Devon Dotson continued his torrid tournament by putting up 23 points in a win over No. 4-seed Louisville. Ochai Agbaji added 19 points as Udoka Azubuike struggled with Louisville’s size. In a battle of Big Ten teams, Giorgi Bezhanishvili and Kofi Cockburn got the best of Luka Garza, holding him to eight points on 3-for-10 shooting as the Illini reached the Elite Eight.


Elite 8

ELITE EIGHT
7. Michigan 72, 1. Dayton 67
1. Kansas 64, 7. Illinois 60
1. Baylor 71, 2. Florida State 61
3. Michigan State 76, Oklahoma 56

Isaiah Livers finished with 16 points, Zavier Simpson added 15 points and Franz Wagner went for 13 points and 12 boards as the Wolverines, the No. 7-seed in the East Region picked off No. 1-seed Dayton, ending a dream season for the Flyers.

Meanwhile, in the Midwest, Udoka Azubuike had his best game of the tournament to date, finishing with 14 points and eight boards as Bill Self beat his old program, No. 7-seed Illinois, to get back to the Final Four.

Baylor put four players in double-figures as they advanced to the Final Four for the first time in program history. Freddie Gillispie led the way with 12 points and 14 boards for the Bears.

And in the West, Brady Manek went for 27 points, but Xavier Tillman shut down Kristian Doolittle and Cassius Winston went for 21 points and five assists as the No. 3-seed Spartans got to the Final Four.
 
#17
Orange Krush Class of 2013
Stanford, CA
@danielb927 any chance you could throw 68 teams in system and run some simulations?
Might be able to run something this weekend! But, I don't have anything set up to give stats and such — or even scores, actually, just a winner/loser for each game. Don't think scores, at least, would be too hard to set up...

If anyone wants to come up with a bracket and do a tournament challenge, I'll happily provide the results! Maybe we can get 10 dedicated IllinoisLoyalty members to form a tournament committee and announce their selections this Sunday, then I could simulate everything a week behind schedule?
 
#21
Winged Warrior
I just love that in this simulation, we got a shot at Iowa again, and Kansas! Just the thought of this gritty team getting a chance to knock off Billy's bunch makes me smile!
They deserve it!
 
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#23
I don’t know if this has been posted elsewhere, but I had a good time watching last night. The college basketball subreddit is broadcasting the tournament via College Basketball 2k8 simulation on YouTube. Rosters seem to be somewhat updated. Illinois ‘plays’ Utah State Friday at 3:00 PM and the games will be available on YouTube afterward.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CollegeBas...b6/rcollegebasketball_presents_the_2020_ncaa/

Sorry if links like this are not allowed.
 
#24
I don’t know if this has been posted elsewhere, but I had a good time watching last night. The college basketball subreddit is broadcasting the tournament via College Basketball 2k8 simulation on YouTube. Rosters seem to be somewhat updated. Illinois ‘plays’ Utah State Friday at 3:00 PM and the games will be available on YouTube afterward.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CollegeBas...b6/rcollegebasketball_presents_the_2020_ncaa/

Sorry if links like this are not allowed.
OK - this is awesome!