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Wednesday Quickies: Kentucky Wins Virtual National Title Edition

With no NCAA Tournament this year, a version was played in the digital world and the Cats came out on top

NCAA East Regional Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Sadly, March has come to an end and there was in fact, no NCAA Tournament. As April arrives, this is generally the time that we have the Final Four, but with that not happening, some folks decided to take it on themselves to create a virtual NCAA Tournament.

That tournament wrapped up yesterday and your 2020 national champion is the Kentucky Wildcats!

In a thriller that would’ve ultimately went down as one of the best title games in NCAA Tournament history, Kentucky defeated Oregon by a score of 101-96 behind a 23-point performance from Ashton Hagans and big-time contributions from Tyrese Maxey (19 points) and Nick Richards (15 points, 8 rebounds).

The virtual tournament was played on NCAA Basketball 10 from EA Sports with updated rosters for each team. By the way, it’s time to bring back college sports video games... just saying.

You can check out the highlights of the simulation below.

If there isn’t an actual NCAA Tournament, winning a virtual one is the next best thing, right?

Anyway, hopefully this is the last time we’re not able to crown a tournament champion in real life.

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