If you’re a bettor or even just the casual fan of a good basketball game, then Degen Madness has been more than satisfying. The first round was full of shockers, and likewise this left fans of the favorites questioning things. The trends have been strong in one direction, and you almost have to wonder if could they continue.
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Degen Madness Day 8 Recaps – Sweet 16
Washington Huskies 55 – Louisville Cardinals 52
Spread – Louisville -5
Total – 90
This was a great start to the second round of action. Watching this contest, you felt like Washington was in control for most of the game. Louisville showed plenty of fight and even held a brief lead in the fourth quarter, but the Huskies wouldn’t be denied. Maybe just maybe this is the cinderella story of the tournament.
Washington wasn’t expected to make it out of their first round game, but now they look like they could be a contender for the title. It was a hard fought game for the Cardinals, however Isaiah Stewart II wouldn’t be denied. The Huskies took care of business with clutch late free throw shooting and as a result find themselves moving on.
Virginia Cavaliers 58 – Gonzaga Bulldogs 45
Spread – Gonzaga -7.5
Total – 81.5
If you’re looking for the definition of tale of two halves, this is it. You got the sense that Virginia was almost outmatched throughout much of the first half. However, Gonzaga fell apart in the second half. The Cavaliers who trailed by double figures at one point came on fire and cruised back.
Gonzaga’s collapse may go down as one of the worst in the Degen Madness NCAA 2K Tournament history. Whether it was Virginia’s willpower or also partially the fault of the Bulldogs, most importantly the Cavaliers find themselves in the Elite 8 once again. Are they a legitimate threat to take home the title of the tournament?
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Degen Madness Day 9 Recaps – Sweet 16
Arizona Wildcats 57 – Creighton Blue Jays 54
Spread – Creighton -4.5
Total – 91.5
Have you heard me say before how close it seems like these games are? Besides the third quarter, almost all of this game was a close fight. Creighton went into halftime with a small two point lead although this would not last long. Nico “Fire Crotch” Mannion and the Wildcats started heating up later in the third quarter.
Due to the fact that Arizona held such a nice lead, the fourth quarter was easy for them. All of the fight that the Blue Jays had shown was gone and as a result, their tournament run came to a conclusion. Consequently, the Wildcats will find themselves in an interesting conference clash with their Pac 12 foe Washington in the Elite 8.
San Diego State Aztecs 57 – West Virginia Mountaineers 54 (OT)
Spread – San Diego State -3.5
Total – 88.5
I have watched a lot of these games, and although this one was probably the most exciting game to date, I am still trying to figure out what happened. As a West Virginia backer, I am still not sure that I was on the wrong side, but I was. San Diego State was almost always in the game, although they were never in control.
West Virginia scored a clutch three pointer with 3.9 left in on the clock to send the game to overtime. The Aztecs held a small lead before the Mountaineers once again tied the game with a late three. Malachi Flynn had enough of that nonsense though, and he finally put an end to the game with an isolation buzzer beating three.
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*Be sure to check back after the conclusion of Saturday night’s games for part two of the recap*