|Through 2nd Round Games|
Sweet 16 has been set:
Mark the 2018 NCAA tournament as the year of uncertainty. Too many "upsets" to name but parity exists depending on how well your team shoots the 3-ball.
From a tournament standpoint, in the East bracket, # 1 Villanova has survived the 2018 tournament carnage. In the Midwest # 1 Kansas has also advanced to the Sweet 16. Meanwhile in the South region, the highest seeded team that remains is # 5 Kentucky as # 1 Virginia and # 4 Arizona both lost in the 1st round, # 2 Cincinnati and # 3 Tennessee were taken down in the 2nd round. In the West region, we have # 3 Michigan, # 4 Gonzaga, # 7 Texas A&M & # 9 Florida State left in the tournament as # 1 Xavier lost to Florida State & defending champion # 2 seed North Carolina lost badly to Texas A&M.
The following conferences have teams represented in the Sweet 16:
BIG 12 - 4 (KANSAS, KANSAS STATE, TEXAS TECH & WEST VIRGINIA)
ACC - 4 (FLORIDA STATE, CLEMSON, SYRACUSE & DUKE)
SEC- 2 (KENTUCKY & TEXAS A&M)
BIG 10 - 2 (PURDUE & MICHIGAN)
BIG EAST - 1 (VILLANOVA)
WEST COAST - 1 (GONZAGA)
MOUNTAIN WEST 1 - (NEVADA)
MVC - 1 (LOYOLA (CHI))
ALAN FORESTA (Alan & Tori Krautstrunk) have a 35 point lead over 2nd place Team TREVINO. As is usually the case, there are key games for everybody. Team Lehman has on paper the most players left in the tournament with 13 but 2 of those players have been injured and not playing so he really needs Dean Wade (Kansas State) and Jarred Vanderbilt (Kentucky) to return to action. Team SID and Dennis Hammer have 12 players still in the tournament so both of these teams should move up after Sunday is over.
The matchups for this weekend has been prepared and if you go to the Sweet 16 Matchups tab, you can retrieve a copy of the Thursday and Friday game matchups or click here for the pdf file.
Through 2nd round games - top 4 drafters (1-3 pay) - # draft team members in parenthesis:
1st: Alan Foresta with Tori Krautstrunk help (2) - 610
2nd: TREVINO team (4) - 575
3rd: KREMER team (4) - 555
4th: LEHMAN team (3) - 552
Top 3 Leading Scorers in the tournament:
Leader: Team Kremer - Rob Gray (Houston) - 62 pts (out)
Team Kremer - Kelan Martin (Oregon) - 56 pts (out)
Alan Foresta - Khadeen Carrington (Seton Hall) - 54 pts (out)
+ / - calculations:
Team Lehman is leading the calculation this year with a not so good -109 points already through only 2 games. They have 9 draft picks at double digit below their regular season average. They also have 2 players that have yet to play in the tournament due to injury 11th round pick Dean Wade (Kansas State and 28th round pick Jarred Vanderbilt (Kentucky).
The best player in the tournament so far through 2 games has been "man bun" Rob Gray of Houston who scored 62 points in 2 games, 44 points better than his regular season average. That's like getting 4 games out him in the tournament.