Sweet 16: Pac12 beats ACC in OT (SB, Horizon eliminated)

Sweet 16: Pac12 beats ACC in OT (SB, Horizon eliminated)

In Anaheim, the Pac12 pulled out the only overtime game of the tournament with an 86-85 win over the ACC. UCLA’s Jordan Adams and Utah’s Delon Wright gave the Pac12 a big edge in the starting backcourt, and Arizona State’s Jordan Bachynski outdueled freshman phenom Jabari Parker (Duke) to offset the ACC’s edge on the starting front court.

It was a bad break that the 4- and 5-seeding forced the two teams to meet in the Elite 8, as both looked like they could have the best All-Conference teams in blowing out their first two opponents. In the Sweet 16, Lamar Patterson (Pitt shooting guard) and TJ Warren (NC State center) both dominated their counterparts in a 90-72 blowout of the Sun Belt.Meanwhile it was Oregon Center Joseph Young who had one of the most dominant performances of the tournament with a 10-2 scoring edge over his counterpart from Green Bay. However, Green Bay’s 7-foot center Alec Brown was the one dominant Horizon player in the game. 

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 “overtime” result in this game resulted because the game came up as an 85-85 tie but the Pac12 was given an extra point for leading by a fraction of a point.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 is the Elite 8 box score, followed by the box scores for the two Sweet 16 games that set up the Elite 8 showdown: 

All-Star (1st 5 starters) ACC 85 Elite 8 All-Star (1st 5 starters) P12 86
Tyler Ennis Syracuse 8 PG Delon Wright Utah 10
Lamar Patterson Pittsburgh 9 SG Jordan Adams UCLA 11
Jerian Grant Notre Dame 13 SF Nick Johnson Arizona 12
Marcus Paige North Carolina 12 PF Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado 12
TJ Warren North Carolina St. 12 C Joseph Young Oregon 9
Ian Miller Florida St. 5 PG-bu Johnathan Loyd Oregon 5
Quinn Cook Duke 8 SG-bu DaVonte Lacy Washington St. 8
Trevor Cooney Syracuse 6 SF-bu Kyle Anderson UCLA 5
KJ McDaniels Clemson 6 PF-bu Josh Scott Colorado 5
Jabari Parker Duke 6 C-bu Jordan Bachynski Arizona St. 9

All-Star (1st 5 starters) ACC 90 Sweet 16 All-Star (1st 5 starters) SB 72
Tyler Ennis Syracuse 8 PG Elfrid Payton Louisiana Lafayette 6
Lamar Patterson Pittsburgh 13 SG RJ Hunter Georgia St. 9
Jerian Grant Notre Dame 13 SF Brandon Edwards Texas Arlington 14
Marcus Paige North Carolina 12 PF Augustine Rubit South Alabama 10
TJ Warren North Carolina St. 10 C Shawn Long Louisiana Lafayette 6
Ian Miller Florida St. 7 PG-bu Ryan Harrow Georgia St. 5
Quinn Cook Duke 7 SG-bu Kasey Shepherd Louisiana Lafayette 5
Trevor Cooney Syracuse 6 SF-bu Curtis Washington Georgia St. 4
KJ McDaniels Clemson 6 PF-bu Will Neighbour Arkansas Little Rock 4
Jabari Parker Duke 8 C-bu Kirk Van Slyke Arkansas St. 9

All-Star (1st 5 starters) P12 86 Sweet 16 All-Star (1st 5 starters) Horz 67
Delon Wright Utah 13 PG Keifer Sykes Wisconsin Green Bay 9
Jordan Adams UCLA 10 SG Kendrick Perry Youngstown St. 10
Nick Johnson Arizona 8 SF Duke Mondy Oakland 6
Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado 13 PF Bryn Forbes Cleveland St. 11
Joseph Young Oregon 10 C Jordan Fouse Wisconsin Green Bay 2
Johnathan Loyd Oregon 5 PG-bu Charlie Lee Cleveland St. 4
DaVonte Lacy Washington St. 8 SG-bu LaVonte Dority Valparaiso 6
Kyle Anderson UCLA 8 SF-bu Travis Bader Oakland 6
Josh Scott Colorado 6 PF-bu Jon Harris Cleveland St. 4
Jordan Bachynski Arizona St. 5 C-bu Alec Brown Wisconsin Green Bay 9

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