2020 NCAA Tournament Simulation: First Round, South Region

2020 NCAA Tournament Simulation: First Round, South Region

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2020 NCAA Tournament Simulation: First Round, South Region

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2020 NCAA Tournament Simulation: First Round, South Region


Time to finish off the first round.


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Time to head South.

The results are already in from the Midwest, East, and West regions are in the books with a few upsets, including No. 2 seeded San Diego State falling to No. 15 Eastern Washington.

We now head to the South Region to wrap up the first round of games to see who makes it to the Round of 32.

As a reminder, we here at Mountain West Wire are using the final bracket generated by the Bracket Matrix and simulating games via WhatIfSports.

South Region

Final Score: No. 1 Baylor 88, No. 16 Robert Morris 59:

This was was somewhat close for the first half but Baylor turned it on in the second half to go on a 42-23 run for the easy win. It was the 11-0 run that really put this game away in the second half.

Final Score: No. 9 USC 103, No. 8 Providence 97

A minor upset with the lower-seeded Trojans topped the Friars to move on to face top-seeded Baylor. This one had so many points and a lot of three-pointers but those were mostly made by USC who went 12 of 27 from deep and had six players in double-figures.

Final score: No. 5 Ohio State 74, No. 12 Yale 71

Yale nearly pulled off a famed 12 over 5 upset but fail by just three points. The Bulldogs were hitting from three-point range all day and converted 12 of 28 and their final three shots made were all from beyond the arc but it was not enough and the go down to Ohio State.

Final score: No. 4 Kentucky 77, No. 13 New Mexico State 64

New Mexico State was having an off night and that is not the formula to pull off an upset, and especially so against a program like Kentucky. The Aggies were a dismal 4 of 22 from the field and converted just 36 percent overall.

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