|Through 2nd Round Games|
Sweet 16 has been set:
From a tournament standpoint, in the East bracket, # 1 Villanova was taken down by the # 8 seed Badgers of Wisconsin 65-62 and on Sunday, # 2 Duke was dismantled by what appears to be a oncoming S Carolina team 88-81. The Gamecocks scored 65 points in the second half of the game and Duke could not answer the challenge. In the West region the #1,2 & 4 seeds all advanced, the exception was # 11 Xavier defeating # 3 Florida State by a surprising 91-66 score. In the Midwest bracket, # 1,3 & 4 advanced while # 2 Louisville was defeated by a resilient Michigan team who continue to move on undefeated after the near air disaster they faced a couple weeks back. Finally, in the South region all top seeds advanced to the Sweet 16.
The following conferences have teams represented in the Sweet 16. Who would have predicted that after 2015 (5 teams in) and 2016 (6 teams in) that the ACC would only be represented with one team in the Sweet 16 this year, North Carolina. For supposedly being a down year, the Big 10 is represented with 3 teams in the Sweet 16:
BIG 10 - 3 (WISCONSIN, PURDUE & MICHIGAN)
BIG 12 - 3 (KANSAS, BAYLOR & WEST VIRGINIA)
SEC- 3 (KENTUCKY, FLORIDA & SOUTH CAROLINA)
PAC 12 - 3 (OREGON, UCLA & ARIZONA)
BIG EAST - 2 (BUTLER & XAVIER)
WEST COAST - 1 (GONZAGA)
ACC - 1 (NORTH CAROLINA)
TEAM SNYDER (Rod & Scott Gowan) have a 99 point lead over 2nd place Team TREVINO the defending champs. We projected after the first game that they would have 760 points after game 2 and they hit 759. There are key games for Team Snyder in the Sweet 16. Look at the SWEET 16 Matchups file and we will see what will happens if West Virginia beats Gonzaga, Kansas beats Purdue, North Carolina beats Butler, South Carolina beats Baylor, UCLA beats Kentucky and Florida beats Wisconsin. Any of that happening might bring the rest of the drafters back into the game.
Dave Eccles has the most players left in the tournament with 20 and with Dave's strategy this year of drafting predominately seeds 1-4 only, he may have hit a home run with the selection of 2 draft picks from South Carolina, his 8th pick Sindarius Thornwell and his 32nd round pick Chris Silva. The way this S Carolina team impressively dispatched Duke over the weekend, there's no telling what their limits are.
As might be expected, having 8 draft teams this year and 32 draft picks, the overall scores are going to be up.
3 out of 4 # 1 seeds advanced to this weekend for the Sweet 16.
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: SNYDER team (2) - 759
2nd: TREVINO team (4) - 660
3rd: NOFFKE team (3) - 655
4th: KREMER team (4) - 653
Top 3 Leading Scorers in the tournament:
Leader: Dave Eccles' - Sindarius Thornwell (S Carolina) - 53 pts (still in)
SID team's - Tyler Dorsey (Oregon) - 51 pts (still in)
Team Trevino's - Trevion Blulett) - 50 pts (still in)
+ / - calculations:
Dennis Hammer is leading the calculation this year with a not so good -73 points already through only 2 games. Only 13 of his 32 draft picks have hit their regular season average or better and he has three players with -10 or worse cumulative through only 2 games played. He did draft one of the best 0 performers in the draft this year as his 32nd round pick of Terry Maston of Baylor has scored 19 points each game so far in the tournament for a total of 38 points. Maston only averaged 6.7 / game during the regular season so he is right now a +25.