2020 NCAA Tournament Sim: West Region, Sweet Sixteen

2020 NCAA Tournament Sim: West Region, Sweet Sixteen

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2020 NCAA Tournament Sim: West Region, Sweet Sixteen

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2020 NCAA Tournament Sim: West Region, Sweet Sixteen


Who from the West will advance?


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Oregon, LSU, Seton Hall, Texas Tech

The West Region is up next out in the Staple Centers and only one West Coast team is playing here with No. 4 seed Oregon. Another quirk is that the top two seeds have already been knocked out with Seton Hall as the top seed.

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. 4 Oregon 94, No. 8 LSU 93

This game ended up being one of the more exciting game to date in the NCAA Tournament with nearly each team scoring triple-digits. Oregon’s final two shots were huge with a three-pointer by Chris Duarte to tie the game with 13 seconds left to tie the game.

Skylar Mays made a pair of free throws but the final shot came as the buzzer sounded with Payton Pritchard. Those two combined for 54 points and over half of what the Ducks put up.

 

Final Score: No. 3 Seton Hall 83, No. 10 Texas Tech 74

Myles Powell led the way for the Pirates with 33 points including converting 6 of 11 from three-point range. This game was a slow burn for Seton Hall up until they went on a 17-4 run in the middle of the second half to pull away and pull away for good to reach the Elite Eight for the first time since 1991.

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