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.
Here's the highlights from the 2020 Virtual March Madness National Championship Game, which came down to the wire! Thanks for tuning in everyone, let's hope we never have to do this again pic.twitter.com/EbgHGrw7Ll— Virtual March Madness (@VirtualMM2020) March 31, 2020
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.
Tweet of the Day
1) Social distancing and flattening the curve are the priorities.— NBA to Louisville (@nba2lou) March 31, 2020
2) When health leaders give the country/world the green light, we’ll be ready. https://t.co/6SvUV2XIL8
Bring it to Louisville.
I’m all for it.
The group’s success has been critical the last few years.
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Maxey goes in round 1, but Quickley and Hagans both fall to round 2.
The new CBA expands the playoffs for the first time in years.
Some different ideas are being floated.