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The NCAA has begun a new pre-season tournament matching the who they feel are TOP 16 teams. The tournament will proceed with winners playing winners and losers playing losers all the way through the entire 4 days of the tournament. Therefore 32 games will be played over the 4 days. 

The result of the tournament will be placing for each team from 1 through 16. #1 will have won all 4 games they play, #16 will have lost all 4 games they play, those teams placing 2 through 5 will have won 3 of their 4 games, the teams placing 6 through 11 will each have won 2 of 4, and those placing 12 through 15 will have won 1 of their 4 games.

(Note: Each game will be played in “Exhibition Game” mode of DDS:CB3 with both teams controlled by the CPU with me as an observer and commentator.)

So, away we go and…Let The Best Team Win!!!


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Round 1 matchups:

Gm1: Louisville vs UCLA
Gm2: Syracuse vs Kentucky
Gm3: Indiana vs UCONN
Gm4: North Carolina vs Florida
Gm5: Georgetown vs Duke
Gm6: Oklahoma State vs Arizona
Gm7: Stanford vs Michigan State
Gm8: LSU vs Kansas

Who do you feel mistakenly got left out of the tournament by the selection committee?

Which of the 16 participants do you think will win the whole enchilada? Place your bets now!



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Day 1, Gm 1: Louisville vs UCLA

 
In the opening game of the tournament, UCLA jumped out to 4-0 and 8-3 leads early, but two starters picked up two fouls each in the first 5 minutes. Louisville took advantage of those two Bruins being on the bench and UCLA's shooting that went ice cold to go on a 10 point run that gave them a 22 to 13 lead. UCLA grimly fought that to tie the game at 27 to 27 with 4 minutes to go in the first half, but then when cold again to allow Louisville to move out to a 36 to 29 halftime advantage.

In the first half Louisville was led by SG Eric Radl's 11 points and PF Travis Baily's eight points. UCLA's offense centered on PF Inyo Williams 8 points while reserve big man Reginald Cox blocked 4 of Louisville’s shots. The Cardinals outshot UCLA 42% to 36% and held a 20 to 12 rebounding advantage.

UCLA went scoreless in the first 6 minutes of the second half and fell behind 42 to 29. After finally scoring a single point at the line, they didn't hit a field goal until the 12 minute mark and trailed 48 to 32 at that point. The Cardinals never let the Bruins get closer than 13 points and pulled away late for an easy 82 to 58 upset victory.

The Cardinals dominance on the boards (43 to 21) together with their 48% to 38% shooting advantage and scoring 10 more points of the line were the differences in the game.

Louisville: SG Eric Radl, 30 points on 12 of 16 from the field and 4 of 5 from 3-point distance; PF Travis Baily, 14 points and 8 rebounds; PG Carlos Tompson, 12 points and 7 assists.

UCLA: PF Inyo Williams, 16 points on 7 of 8 from the field plus 7 rebounds; C Dan Darvis, 12 points; SG Ronnie Bradley, 10 points; C/PF Reginald Cox, 9 points along 5 blocks, 2 steals and 4 assists.


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Day 1, Gm 2: Syracuse vs. Kentucky
Kentucky scored the first five points. But Syracuse struck back and went ahead 10 to 7. The two teams then began exchanging baskets and the lead jumped back and forth. But in the final 6 minutes of the first half, Kentucky pulled away to take a 40-35 advantage to the locker room. 

Kentucky held a 19 to 12 rebounding advantage, outshot Syracuse 50% to 42%, and scored 12 more points at the line. On the other hand, Syracuse made just five turnovers as compared to Kentucky's 10 and hit 5 of 12 from 3-point distance allowing them to stay within reach. Kentucky’s PF Delawn Bond scored 10 points, pulled down 7 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. PF Marcus Salvi led Syracuse with 9 points.

Syracuse tied the game early in the second half. But then Kentucky rode hot shooting to open a 12 point lead midway through the half and thereafter gradually expanded their lead to win going away. The final score was Kentucky 87, Syracuse 69.

Kentucky's win was triggered by a 36-26 advantage on the boards and outshooting Syracuse 62%-40%.

Kentucky's PF Delawn Bond won the player of the game award by scoring 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for a strong double-double performance. He hit 8 of 11 FG's and all 6 of his FT's. SG Chris Treadwell added 18 points, C Alan Witt scored 13 points and had 5 steals, and SF Bryan Hill chipped in 11 points for the Wildcats. 

SF Michael Holmes and PF Marcus Salvi each scored 14 for Syracuse and SG Keyon Frederick added 12 points along with 9 assists.


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Day 1, Gm 3: Indiana vs UConn
 
Led by C Tom Latimer, UConn took an 18-10 lead with 12-1/2 minutes to play in the first half. But Indiana fought back to tie the game at 22-22 with 8 minutes left before the intermission. At the buzzer, UConn led 35-32, outshooting Indiana 54% to 36% but turning the ball over 9 times to Indiana’s 4 turnovers. 

C Tom Latimer scored 9 first half points for UConn, while PF Ian LaVasseur dropped in 11 for Indiana.

UConn opened strong again in the 2nd half building a 46-34 lead with 16 minutes to play. Indiana cut the lead to 6 points before UConn spurted to a commanding 65-44 lead with 5 minutes left. Indiana was out of gas at that point and failed to score another point. UConn cruised to a convincing 70-44 win. 

UConn hit 54% of their shots while holding Indiana’s shooting to 28%. The Huskies also controlled the boards 37-28. 

Four UConn players scored in double figures: SG Nick Jarmond scored 15, C Tom Latimer 13, PF Alex Delea 10 (plus 10 rebounds), and reserve PF Brandon Erege added 10. 

Indiana was led by PF Ian LaVasseur’s 13 points and C Chris Mitchell’s 9 rebounds.


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"No Michigan Wolverines.....hmmmmm"

 

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No Michigan Wolverines.....hmmmmm

Yikes! And I went to grad school there...what WAS I doing? confused.gif



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cool idea, PG!

 

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Day 1, Gm 4: North Carolina vs Florida
 
The two teams traded the lead back and forth early, but then Florida and their fans wore the Tarheels down. With 8 minutes to go in the half, Florida had pulled away to a 33-13 lead. With Florida hitting 62% of their shots compared to North Carolina’s 26% plus making just 2 turnovers compared to the Tarheels 9 turnovers, things didn’t get better for North Carolina. For the Tarheels the half mercifully ended, but by then they trailed 55-27. 

Florida was led by C David Jackson’s 11 points and SF Shaun Mason’s 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 steal. Top scorer for North Carolina was SG Aaron Walton who dropped in 10 points

North Carolina came out slugging in the 2nd half and won the crowd over with their pluck. But Florida countered every Tarheel punch with 1 or 2 of their own. While Florida’s shooting cooled a little (58%) and North Carolina’s warmed a little (42%), 10 blocks by the Gators kept the Tarheels intimidated and Florida ran away to an easy 97-70 slap-down. Florida dropped in an amazing 52 points in the paint.

Florida: C David Jackson-21 pts; PG Steve Vinson-18 pts, 5 assists; SF Shaun Mason-11 pts, 9 reb, 3 assists, 1 steal, 5 blocks; reserve C Kenroy Davis-14 pts, reserve PF Marcus Green-14 pts (in 8 minutes of play).

North Carolina: PG Ray Cameron-15 pts; SG Aaron Walton-12 pts; C Bryan Erwin-10 pts and 10 rebounds; SF Erron Livas-8 pts, 5 reb, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block.


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Day 1, Gm 5: Georgetown vs Duke
 
Duke used their quickness to get two quick steals on Georgetown’s first two possessions and score twice on breakaway drives. After 3 minutes of play, the Blue Devils were up 10-2. But Georgetown refused to wilt and came back to tie the game at 16-16 midway through the first half. Then turnovers by the Hoyas together with a hot shooting streak by Duke resulted in the Blue Devils jumping out to 29-19 lead with 4 minutes remaining in the half. The half ended with Duke up 37-29. 

Duke scored 24 of their 37 points in the paint while hitting 52% of their shots. Georgetown could only manage to score on 35% of their shots. The Hoyas also had 12 turnovers while the Blue Devils turned the ball over 7 times. Georgetown used their height advantage to control the boards 18-14. Duke was led offensively by PG LeDarion Campbell’s 8 points while Georgetown’s high point honors went to PG Rashad Lytle who scored 7 points (but Lytle was saddled with 3 personal fouls).

During the first part of the 2nd half, Georgetown runs were repeatedly stymied by turnovers, but with 9:42 to play they cut the lead to 50-46. But Duke was up to the challenge and clamped down defensively and scored the next 8 points to open a 12 point lead. The Blue Devil defense remained staunch the rest of the game. Duke throttled Hoya shooting to pull away to a 68-53 win.

Duke’s shooting (53% compared to Georgetown’s 30%) and turnover advantage (21-14) were the keys to the Blue Devil victory. Georgetown’s only strength was a 35-26 rebounding advantage.

For Duke, C Tim Emery was the player of the game, scoring 13 points, pulling down 5 rebounds, and most importantly blocking 5 shots. PG LeDarion Campbell finished by scoring 10 points, dishing out 6 assists, and grabbing 5 rebounds.

Georgetown’s production came from the guard positions as reserve PG/SG Gene Ward scored 14 points, SG Morgan Bliss tossed in 12 points, and PG Rashad Lytle added 7 even though he only played a couple minutes in the 2nd half before fouling out. The rest of the team made a dismal 4 of 26 FG attempts.


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Day 1, Gm 6: Oklahoma State vs Arizona
 
Arizona scored 4 points in the first 30 seconds, and while not pulling away, did not relinquish the lead throughout the 1st half. The Wildcats finally established dominance and moved out to a 38-27 advantage with 4:35 remaining in the half. Arizona rode scorching-hot shooting to leave the Cowboy’s in the dust and take a 53-35 lead to the locker room. 

The Cowboys shot well (46%) but it paled in comparison to Arizona’s efficiency. Not only did Arizona hit 66% of their shots but they also achieved an 11-7 turnover advantage. Oklahoma State also shot themselves in the foot by missing 9 of their 16 FT attempts. Arizona’s C Stromile Moore dumped in 22 points while SF Brendan McIntosh added 12 and reserve PG Winston Lockwood came off the bench to score 4 points and dish out 4 assists. PF Jason Scott led Oklahoma State’s with 16 points and 5 rebounds. SG Michael Tice put in 11 points for the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State kept the Wildcats from scoring for the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half while reducing their lead to 53-48. Arizona turned things around by scoring the next 10 points to expand their lead to 63-48 with 13 minutes to go. The Cowboys crept back to get within 7 points with 3:07 to play. But they could get no closer and Arizona escaped with an 88-78 victory.

Both teams shot well. Oklahoma State knocked down 51% of their FG attempts, but their shooting was eclipsed by the Wildcats’ 56% shooting. Oklahoma State’s 32-28 rebounding advantage was offset by Arizona’s 19-14 turnover advantage. Oklahoma State tied the game just once and never held a lead.

For Arizona C Stromile Moore poured in 26 points and SF Brendan McIntosh popped in 23 points as well as taking down 6 rebounds and getting 2 assists, 2 steals, and 4 blocks. SG Dan Stewart added 13 points while pulling down 5 rebounds and handing out 4 assists.

Oklahoma State’s PF Jason Scott tied for high point honors in the game with 26 points (and added 8 rebounds). SG Michael Tice scored 19 points (hitting 7 of 10 FG, 2 of 3 three-pointers, and 3 of 4 from the free thrown line).


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Day 1, Gm 7: Stanford vs Michigan State
 
The early part of the game was very competitive, but Stanford established an 11-7 lead after 4 minutes of play. Turnovers and fouls plagued the Cardinal though, keeping them from being able to expand that lead. The Spartans used a steady series of trips to the line to take a single point lead with 11 minutes remaining in the half. Stanford rode hot shooting from outside the arc to pull ahead by as much as 6 points before Michigan State pulled abreast with 2-1/2 minutes left in the half. But those who live by the 3 can also die by the 3, which is what happened to Stanford late in the half. The Spartans took advantage to move out to a 41-35 halftime advantage.

Michigan State hit 54% of their shots and got to the line 14 more times and scored 12 more points at the line than did Stanford. Stanford hit 6 of their first 11 3’s but then missed their last 5 shots beyond the arc. SF Michael Manning scored 10 points for Michigan State, but Stanford’s SG Anthony Brown had high point honors with 17 points.

In the 2nd half Stanford continued to fire away from outside but missed 7 of their first 8 three-point attempts. The Cardinal gradually drew to within 3 points of the Spartans with 3-1/2 minutes left. They then connected with a 3 that tied the game at 55-55 with 3 minutes to play. Both teams made a series of turnovers but the Spartans stole the ball and drove down for a dunk with 1:22 to go. Stanford sunk another 3 to take a 58-57 lead with 1:05 on the clock. The Spartans worked the ball inside to C Matt Grigsby for a dunk giving them a 59-58 lead with 0:59 remaining. Stanford’s SF Clifford Kresse got free to connect on a 15-foot jumper and Stanford led 60-59 with 50 ticks on the clock. PF Jason Finger was fouled on a shot and made both shots to put Michigan State back on top by a single point at the 0:34 mark. 

Stanford’s C Grant Everett popped in a jumper from near the foul line and the lead shifted back to the Cardinal with just 25 seconds left. The Spartans missed a shot and had to foul with 7 seconds to go. Kresse sunk both ends of the 1-and-1. SF Michael Manning got the ball and put up a desperation just before the buzzer. The shot fell through the net and the game headed to overtime with the score knotted at 64-64.

In overtime Michigan State used an effective inside game to score 10 points in the first 2 minutes while holding Stanford scoreless. Stanford then made 5 points in the next minute, but ran out of time and Michigan State pulled out a 78-72 overtime win.

Michigan State hit 44% of their FG attempts compared to Stanford’s 36%. 38 of Stanford’s 73 FG attempts were from outside the arc and they hit just 32% of those shots. But ultimately the game was won by Michigan State at the line. They paraded to the free throw line 25 times, hitting 21 of those shots while Stanford only got to the line 10 times, hitting 8 free throws.

Four of Michigan State’s starters scored in double figures (PF Jason Finger, 16 points; SF Michael Manning, 16 points, PG Adam Betts, 12 points, and C Matt Grigsby, 11 points) while the 5th starter, SG Craig Durham scored 9 points. C Matt Grigsby also pulled down 8 rebounds, had 5 assists, stole the ball 3 times and had 2 blocks. SF Michael Manning hauled down 6 rebounds, dished out 3 assists, and had 4 steals and 1 block.

Leading Stanford’s effort was SG Anthony Brown who scored 31 points, picked off 6 rebounds and had 4 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. C Grant Evert scored 14 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, and had 4 steals and 4 blocks. PG Antonio Smith added 12 points and 5 assists.


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Gm 8: LSU vs Kansas
 
SG Jim Wilkerson scored the first 8 points for Kansas to produce an 8-2 lead in the first 2-1/4 minutes of play. Although other Jayhawks got into the act, Wilkerson continued to pour in points. With 11 minutes remaining in the first half, their lead increased to 26-11 with Wilkerson contributing 16 of those points. But LSU found a way to handle the guy...having the refs call a 2nd foul against him at the 10:01 mark. LSU closed to within 7 points with 4-1/2 minutes left in the half. Trying to stop the comeback, Kansas brought Wilkerson back in...big mistake as he picked up his 3rd foul. The halftime score was 52-38.

Kansas hit 67% of their FG’s compared to LSU’s 36% shooting and also held a 10-5 turnover advantage. But LSU controlled the boards (22-11 and scored 7 more points from the line. SG Jay Wilkerson dropped in 19 points for Kansas. LSU’s scoring was led by PF Willis Leis’ 8 points.

LSU made a run in the first 4-1/2 minutes of the 2nd half to cut the lead to 59-55, as Kansas’ star Wilkerson sat on the bench. When the Tigers closed to within 2 points, Kansas brought Wilkerson back in and he began lighting up the scoreboard again. Two minutes later, the Jayhawks led by 8. Soon Kansas re-established a double-digit lead and held the Tigers at arms’ length the rest of the game. The final score was Kansas-95, LSU-83.

Kansas’ shooting remained hot in the 2nd half as they again hit 67% of their shots. LSU raised their shooting percentage for the game to 45%, but only led in two team stats: rebounding (35-19) and free throws 26 of 32 compared to Kansas 13 of 22.


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We are not amused to see UNLV absent biggrin.gif

 

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We are not amused to see UNLV absent biggrin.gif

Ohhhh nooooo! But craps, had the tourny been for 21 teams UNLV would have been worth a gamble.

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Every game went as I expected (at least in terms of the victor). Oklahoma State always seems to poll well in the preseason but seems to be a constant team of underachievers.

 

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Round 1 Recap:
 
Gm 1: Louisville-82, UCLA-58

Gm 2: Kentucky-87, Syracuse-69

Gm 3: UConn-70, Indiana-44

Gm 4: Florida-97, North Carolina-70

Gm 5: Duke-68, Georgetown-53

Gm 6: Arizona-88, Oklahoma State-78

Gm 7: Michigan State-78, Stanford-72 (OT)

Gm 8: Kansas-95, LSU-83


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Tournament Site
 
Staging this tournament in Atlanta, GA at Philips Arena has resulted in big crowds as most of the 18,118 seats have been sold out. But holding it there has seemed to favor teams coming from the south (and to a lesser degree, from the east). Teams from those areas have brought more fans to the games, thus creating a sort of “home court” advantage. Arizona and Kansas thus far have been the only teams to counter that affect.


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Top individual performances in Round 1
 
Louisville SG Eric Radl: 30 pts
Kentucky PF Delawn Bond: 23 pts, 12 reb
UConn PF Alex Delea: 10 pts, 10 reb
Florida C David Jackson: 21 pts
North Carolina C Bryan Erwin: 10 pts, 10 reb
Duke PG LeDarion Campbell: 10 pts, 5 reb, 6 assists
Arizona C Stromile Moore: 26 pts
Arizona SF Brendan McIntosh: 23 pts, 6 reb, 2 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks
Oklahoma State PF Jason Scott: 26 pt, 8 reb
Michigan State SF Michael Manning: 16 pts, 6 reb, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block
Stanford SG Anthony Brown: 31 pts, 6 reb, 4 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks
Stanford C Grant Evert: 14 pts, 11 reb, 4 steals, 4 blocks
Kansas SG Jay Wilkerson: 34 points
LSU SF Marvin Felder: 13 points, 10 reb


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"Good stuff so far. Can't wait to see more."

 

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