2020 NCAA Tournament Sim: South Region, Sweet Sixteen
Who from the South will advance?
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Baylor, Ohio State, Arizona, Bradley
The South Region is up next with a Cinderella team in the mix with No. 14 seeded Bradley taking on a well-known but overachieving, relative to their seed, in the Arizona Wildcats.
The other half of this South bracket has top-seeded Baylor vs. No. 5 Ohio State in what should be a really good matchup for this round.
As a reminder, we are simulating these games over at What If Sports and are doing just like the NCAA Tournament, one loss and you’re out.
Final score: No. 5 Ohio State 80, No. 1 Baylor vs. 71
Down goes another No. 1 seed as Ohio State takes out Baylor by nine points, and the victory came late in the game as the Buckeyes went on a run to pull away to get the win. The Buckeyes had as strong performance from Kaleb Wesson who had 22 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Final score: No. 7 Arizona 74, No. 14 Bradley 55
The end is over for No. 14 seeded Bradley which lost by nearly 20 points to Arizona. All it took was the first half which saw the Wildcats race out to a 40-22 lead and never looked back.
Arizona was not great but Bradley was worse. The Wildcats shot just 44 percent from the field and made just 3 of 15 from beyond the arc. The Braves were 36 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range. It was just a very off night for Bradley and they also ran into just a better team in Arizona.