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WhatIfSports.com Says...(part 3)

Part 1:  Here

Part 2:  Here

The craziness of the opening round is over and dust is starting to settle.  While the real fun is about to begin, the sad reality is more than  half of this tournament's games have already been played by the time we tip on Saturday, March 19.

Remaining Seeds:

  1. All 4 (obviously)
  2. All 4 (though UNC only won by 2)
  3. All 4
  4. 2 left (Texas lost to Oakland, Kentucky lost to Princeton)
  5. 3 left (Arizona lost to Memphis in OT)
  6. 1 left (only Georgetown remains on this line)
  7. 3 left (Texas A&M got mudstomped by FSU)
  8. 2 left (Michigan and Butler went down)
  9. 2 left (Villanova and Illinois went down)
  10. 1 left (FSU mudstomped aTm)
  11. 3 left (good year to be 11 seed, glad Mizzou was one)
  12. 1 left (the normally dangerous 12 seed only sees Memphis go through, in OT)
  13. 2 left (big upsets by Princeton and Oakland have them still alive)
  14. 0 left
  15. 0 left
  16. 0 left

With that, let's take a look at the Round of 32 and reveal the Sweet 16!

1 Ohio State  76 - Jared Sullinger 19 points, 8 boards

8 George Mason  61 - Andre Cornelius and Ryan Pearson each get 11 points

 

5 West Virginia 76 - Kevin Jones 20 points, 9 boards, 8-10 from the field

14 Princeton 73 - Douglas Davis 18 points, Kareem Maddox 14 pts and 8 boards off the bench

 

11 Marquette 64 - Darius Johnson-Odom 15 points, Jae Crowder 12 points and 13 boards

3 Syracuse 73 - Kris Joseph 17 points, Rick Jackson 8 points and 16 boards

 

7 Washington 72 - Isaiah Thomas 17 points, only 13 bench points for the Huskies

2 North Carolina 74 - Harrison Barnes 12 points, Tyler Zeller 12 points and 10 boards, UNC's 2nd two-point victory

 

1 kansas 72 - Erased 8-point halftime deficit in comeback win, Morris Twins combine for 27 points, 17 boards, Thomas Robinson 13 points, 13 boards

8 UNLV 68 - Oscar Bellfield and Tre'Von Willis 12 points each, Quintrell Thomas 11 points

 

5 Vanderbilt 58 - Jeffery Taylor 14 points, John Jenkins 10 points

4 Louisville 76 - Preston Knowles 20 points, Peyton Siva 14 points

 

6 Georgetown 88 - Hollis Thompson 26 points, Jason Clark 20 points, Austin Freeman 17 points

3 Purdue 75 - JaJuan Johnson 20 points, E'Twaun Moore 15 points

 

10 Florida State 58 - Michael Snaer 12 points, Deividas Dulkys 10 points and 10 boards

2 Notre Dame 67 - Tyrone Nash 16 points and 8 boards, Ben Hansbrough 13 points

 

1 Duke 73 - Kyle Singler 14 points, Seth Curry 11 points

9 Tennessee 60 - Scotty Hopson 14 points, Tobias Harris 8 points and 11 boards

 

12 Memphis 72 - Will Barton 16 points, Chris Crawford 13 points

13 Oakland 67 - Keith Benson 15 points and 13 boards, Drew Valentine 14 points and 9 boards

 

7 Temple 78 - Ramone Moore 24 points, Juan Fernandez 11 points, Lavoy Allen 9 points and 14 boards

2 San Diego State 84 (OT) - Kawhi Leonard 20 points and 15 boards, Malcolm Thomas 12 points and 11 boards

 

1 Pittsburgh 66 - Travon Woodall 12 points off the bench, Brad Wanamaker 10 points and 7 boards

9 Old Dominion 60 - Kent Bazemore and Darius James each with 10 points, Frank Hassell 5 points and 13 boards

 

5 Kansas State 77 - Rodney McGruder 24 points, Jamar Samuels 11 points, Jacob Pullen only 5 points

4 Wisconsin 63 - Jordan Taylor 16 points, Jon Leuer 15 points, Keaton Nankivil 11 points

 

11 Gonzaga 48 - Elias Harris 10 points and 7 boards, Bulldogs shot 35% from the floor

3 Brigham Young 58 - Jimmer Fredette 18 points, Kyle Collinsworth and Noah Hartsock each with 10 points

 

7 UCLA 60 - Malcolm Lee 14 points, Joshua Smith 14 points, Reeves Nelson 12 rebounds

2 Florida 61 - Erving Walker 17 points, Kenny Boynton 11 points

 

11 Missouri 73

3 Connecticut 66

Play-by-Play

For this game, it was less about what Missouri did well (though they did shoot well and held a 14-point lead at the half) it was far more about what UConn did poorly.  The Huskies shot just 38% from the floor, and only 22% from three.  They only had a +3 rebounding advantage and really just couldn't find anyone to pick up for Kemba Walker who was having a truly abysmal night.  The early lead by Missouri proved to be too much for a very tired UConn team to overcome and Mizzou gets revenge for the 2009 Elite 8 game.

 

Missouri											
NAME MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Marcus Denmon* 29 5-10 3-7 4-4 5 1 1 1 2 5 17
Ricardo Ratliffe* 27 3-6 0-0 0-0 8 2 0 0 1 4 6
Kim English* 26 1-8 0-3 3-6 2 2 0 0 3 0 5
Laurence Bowers* 25 4-6 0-0 4-4 6 3 2 1 0 0 12
Phil (Flip) Pressey* 24 2-5 2-4 0-0 1 3 0 1 1 3 6
Michael Dixon 22 4-11 1-4 2-3 2 3 0 2 3 2 11
Justin Safford 17 3-7 0-1 2-2 6 0 0 0 1 0 8
Ricky Kreklow 10 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Steve Moore 10 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2
Matt Pressey 10 1-1 1-1 0-0 3 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTALS 200 25-57 7-20 16-20 35 15 3 5 13 17 73


Connecticut
NAME MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Kemba Walker* 37 4-14 1-7 5-6 2 4 0 1 2 0 14
Alex Oriakhi* 26 4-9 0-0 0-0 12 0 1 0 2 3 8
Jeremy Lamb* 26 2-6 0-2 0-0 6 2 1 1 1 0 4
Roscoe Smith* 23 2-7 0-3 4-4 4 0 1 0 1 5 8
Jamal Coombs-McDaniel* 21 2-4 1-2 2-2 4 0 0 0 1 1 7
Shabazz Napier 18 4-6 2-3 3-4 1 1 0 3 2 1 13
Tyler Olander 16 1-2 0-1 0-1 6 0 1 0 1 3 2
Charles Okwandu 14 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 3 2
Niels Giffey 11 1-5 0-3 1-2 0 2 0 1 1 1 3
Donnell Beverly 8 1-2 1-2 2-2 2 2 0 0 1 1 5
TOTALS 200 22-58 5-23 17-21 38 11 5 6 14 18 66



The Elite 8 and Final Four will be revealed tomorrow morning with the Final Games unveiled tomorrow afternoon!

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