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Not sure if anyone here ever browses Reddit, specifically the College Basketball forum... but they have taken it upon themselves to simulate the entire 2020 NCAA tournament on EA’s NCAA College Hoops 2K8(video game). They created a bracket, created the teams with current rosters(at least most of the players), gave them ratings, and have began simulating games which are streamed on YouTube. Kind of silly, I know... but when you’re starving for March Madness it’s actually pretty fun.

Earlier today an #9 seed IU beat # 8 USC on a neutral floor by 7. Jerome Hunter went off! We play the winner of Baylor and Boston University next round. Here’s a link to the game: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N9VcP-6ub-8

For those interested in the tournament as a whole,  check it out.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CollegeBasketball/comments/fl2yhw/rcollegebasketball_presents_the_2020_ncaa/

 

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2 hours ago, madmax said:

Not sure if anyone here ever browses Reddit, specifically the College Basketball forum... but they have taken it upon themselves to simulate the entire 2020 NCAA tournament on EA’s NCAA College Hoops 2K8(video game). They created a bracket, created the teams with current rosters(at least most of the players), gave them ratings, and have began simulating games which are streamed on YouTube. Kind of silly, I know... but when you’re starving for March Madness it’s actually pretty fun.

Earlier today an #9 seed IU beat # 8 USC on a neutral floor by 7. Jerome Hunter went off! We play the winner of Baylor and Boston University next round. Here’s a link to the game: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N9VcP-6ub-8

For those interested in the tournament as a whole,  check it out.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CollegeBasketball/comments/fl2yhw/rcollegebasketball_presents_the_2020_ncaa/

 

 @1:55  sideline reporter states she talked to "coach Crean" 

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1 hour ago, slojoe said:

Who is "Kegler"?

22 points in 12 minutes if pretty good by Hunter!

Understandably the people who set this up didn’t have time to complete the entire rosters for each of the 68 teams, so generally only the top 10 or so guys are listed. Apparently that was just an auto generated player that somehow made it in the game.

 

14 minutes ago, Lurker said:

 @1:55  sideline reporter states she talked to "coach Crean" 

Yes, the game is from over a decade ago since the games were quit being made due to all of the legal stuff with the NCAA/players not being compensated.

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3 hours ago, dgambill said:

Dang...bad draw getting Baylor in the second rd.

 

So what is this being played on? PS2? Another question. Can I buy the game and download their rosters and play as well? Anyone with info it would be much appreciated. Reddit doesn't really show up right at work. Thanks and go IU!

Great questions. Not sure on the console, and you would probably have to reach out to whoever is running it on Reddit to see about downloading the rosters.

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I had those games on PS3. 1st one is College Hoops 2k and the 2nd is EA Sports one, March Madness I think it was called. So it would be PS3 or Xbox360 I'm guessing. 

As for downloading, you have to use a zip drive but I think it can be done. Here's a link to a forum with rosters for each one. Not sure how good they are or how comparable they would be to the videos, but it gives you a start...

https://forums.operationsports.com/forums/college-hoops-2k-rosters/962980-college-hoops-2k8-2020-ps3-rosters-2.html

https://forums.operationsports.com/forums/ea-sports-ncaa-basketball-rosters/914974-cardinaldiehards-ncaa-basketball-10-rosters-ps3.html

4 hours ago, dgambill said:

Dang...bad draw getting Baylor in the second rd.

 

So what is this being played on? PS2? Another question. Can I buy the game and download their rosters and play as well? Anyone with info it would be much appreciated. Reddit doesn't really show up right at work. Thanks and go IU!

 

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3 hours ago, skrappy74 said:

There is also another reddit simulation tourney being done with the 2010 version of the game. In that tourney IU was a 10 seed and played Houston... pretty cool ending. 

 

My takeaways. Wish Justin would take it to the rim with that authority! Green still Green with the heat checks. Loved Armaan taking charges. Not sure how Bybee got minutes but sure lol. Finally the ending a little unrealistic along with us scoring 80pts but they did get us missing bunnies right lol. All in all hey I will take the win! How we got FSU again in the second rd seems rigged though!

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8 hours ago, dgambill said:

My takeaways. Wish Justin would take it to the rim with that authority! Green still Green with the heat checks. Loved Armaan taking charges. Not sure how Bybee got minutes but sure lol. Finally the ending a little unrealistic along with us scoring 80pts but they did get us missing bunnies right lol. All in all hey I will take the win! How we got FSU again in the second rd seems rigged though!

I really liked Rob's 'fro.

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