Round 1: ACC 95, American East 56 and Sun Belt 84, Ivy 72

Round 1: ACC 95, American East 56 and Sun Belt 84, Ivy 72

In Raleigh, the 4-seed ACC registered by far the most lopsided victory of the opening round with a 95-56 win over the American East. The ACC will advance to Anaheim to play the 20-seed Sun Belt, which stunned the Ivy League behind Texas Arlington small forward Brandon Edwards, who scored more than any other player in the Round 1 games.Each ACC All-Conference player bested their counterpart, with the only close battle occurring in the small forward showdown between Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney and Jerian Grant, who accumulated enough value prior to leaving Notre Dame’s program to be one of the top five in the conference. 

In the mock tournament, all 32 conferences were seeded based on their ratings at www.kenpom.com, and then sent to their likely 2014 tournament sites. The top 10 players to date from each conference were pitted against their counterpart using the Value Add Predictor to determine how many points each player would score against his counterpart, with the winning team advancing. All players can be looked up at www.valueaddbasketball.com. The following are the box scores for both games: 

All-Star (1st 5 starters) ACC 95 Position All-Star (1st 5 starters) AE 56
Tyler Ennis Syracuse 11 PG Sandro Carissimo Vermont 6
Lamar Patterson Pittsburgh 12 SG Xavier Pollard Maine 6
Jerian Grant Notre Dame 13 SF Jameel Warney Stony Brook 12
Marcus Paige North Carolina 13 PF Clancy Rugg Vermont 10
TJ Warren North Carolina St. 12 C Eric McAlister Stony Brook 4
Ian Miller Florida St. 5 PG-bu Jordon Bronner New Hampshire 2
Quinn Cook Duke 9 SG-bu Peter Hooley Albany 5
Trevor Cooney Syracuse 6 SF-bu Jordan Reed Binghamton 2
KJ McDaniels Clemson 6 PF-bu Kurt Steidel Vermont 2
Jabari Parker Duke 8 C-bu Mark Nwakamma Hartford 7

All-Star (1st 5 starters) Ivy 72 Position All-Star (1st 5 starters) SB 84
Sean McGonagill Brown 8 PG Elfrid Payton Louisiana Lafayette 10
Wesley Saunders Harvard 10 SG RJ Hunter Georgia St. 8
TJ Bray Princeton 12 SF Brandon Edwards Texas Arlington 16
Steve Moundou-Missi Harvard 9 PF Augustine Rubit South Alabama 10
Justin Sears Yale 8 C Shawn Long Louisiana Lafayette 7
Grant Mullins Columbia 7 PG-bu Ryan Harrow Georgia St. 8
Spencer Weisz Princeton 5 SG-bu Kasey Shepherd Louisiana Lafayette 5
Maodo Lo Columbia 3 SF-bu Curtis Washington Georgia St. 5
Jonah Travis Harvard 5 PF-bu Will Neighbour Arkansas Little Rock 6
Kyle Casey Harvard 5 C-bu Kirk Van Slyke Arkansas St. 9

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