We all marveled as Syracuse had an ugly win against Arizona State, removing two players from the team of James. His deceased Sun Devils earned 32 and 29 points in their only action.
On the other side, Gavin's Syracuse guy had 26 and lived to fight another day.
James' 16-seed pick of Jefferson from Texas Southern had a great win, earning 56.5 points.
Let's hear it for the play-in round!
The round of 64, perhaps even more beloved among those of us who follow the sport, also held games and statistics.
TOP SEVEN STUDS, ROUND OF 64
|7||Chris||4||32||Mike Daum||South Dakota St||12||47.0|
TOP SEVEN DUDS, ROUND OF 64
|2||Luke||8||73||Matt McQuaid||Michigan State||3||2|
|4||Brian||8||80||Jarrett Culver||Texas Tech||3||8|
Brian saw his bonus players from Montana and Murray State eliminated, but his core group stayed alive, though two of his guys had uninspiring performances.
James got very good performances out of some remaining players in the round of 64, with his Butler duo, Devonte' Graham, the Texas Southern little guy, and Jevon Carter all scoring 38 or more.
Gav got good games from his bonus players, and is living that play-in life with his bonus Syracuse player moving on to his third game.
Jake is in trouble. His Creighton players stunk, and Trier and Arizona were historically bad.
Bob lost Purdue's Haas, a 3rd-round pick, to a broken elbow. Ouchie! Other than that, not a bad showing.
Shawn's Loyola guy advanced! He hit the shot that won the game and made that very old Sister happy!
Luke's lottery pick centers had good games in losing efforts, as did his flyer on Mizzou's Porter Jr. But his 3rd-round pick of Landry Shamet had a terrible game and lost to Marshall. Ooof.
Chris got 55.5 in a losing overtime effort from Trae Young, 49.5 from the Bucknell guy, and 47 from Daum in South Dakota State's loss. Udoka only scored 2 in limited action, but perhaps he'll play in the next round.
Dan got all of his players to advance! Oh, except for the Virginia guy, as Virginia suffered the biggest upset in the history of time. As a quick reminder, I wanted to draft two Virginians with my top two picks. Shawn and Gav, and to a lesser extent James and Dan, will bear the brunt of this Cavalier debacle.
Here's a plot of the players we drafted!
Among players we didn't draft, the Buffalo and Marshall guys would have been good to grab:
|1||Terrell Miller Jr.||Murray State||12||67.0|
|2||Allerik Freeman||NC State||9||66.5|
|5||Kerwin Roach II||Texas||10||50.0|
|6||Khadeen Carrington||Seton Hall||8||49.5|
|7||Torin Dorn||NC State||9||49.0|