ESPN Ran A 2020 NCAA Tournament Simulation To See Which Team Would’ve Won

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Right now at this very moment, we should be enjoying the 2020 NCAA tournament and basking in the glory that is March madness. Instead, we are stuck in our homes (not all of us) and dealing coronavirus madness as it continues to grip the entire world.

ESPN decided to run a simulation to see which teams would’ve been upset, what teams advanced, and which squad would’ve won the entire thing.

The pre-tournament favorites were…

• Kansas 18%
• Duke 17%
• Gonzaga 15%
• Michigan State 10%
• Dayton 7%
• Baylor 6%
• Ohio State 3%
• San Diego State 3%
• Louisville 3%
• Maryland 2%

Let’s get to it.

THE UPSETS

First round…

  • No. 12 Liberty over No. 5 Auburn
  • No. 14 Hofstra over No. 3 Villanova
  • No. 12 Yale over No. 5 Michigan
  • No. 10 Texas Tech over No. 7 Arizona
  • No. 14 Bradley over No. 3 Michigan State
  • No. 10 USC over No. 7 Illinois

Second round…

  • No. 9 Marquette over No. 1 Kansas
  • No. 7 Providence over No. 2 Kentucky
  • No. 12 Yale over No. 4 Oregon
  • No. 6 BYU over No. 3 Seton Hall
  • No. 8 Saint Mary’s over No. 1 Baylor

Sweet 16

  • No. 12 Yale over No. 1 Gonzaga

ELITE EIGHT RESULTS

  • No. 4 Wisconsin over No. 3 Duke
  • No. 4 Maryland over No. 7 West Virginia
  • No. 6 BYU over No. 12 Yale (Finally)
  • No. 6 Virginia over No. 5 Ohio State

FINAL FOUR RESULTS

  • No. 4 Wisconsin over No. 4 Maryland
  • No. 6 BYU over No. 6 Virginia

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

  • No. 4 Wisconsin over No. 6 BYU

The #4 seeded Wisconsin Badgers would’ve came out victorious during the 2020 NCAA tournament. Wisconsin has made it to the NCAA Final Four four times in its history, and it last won the title way back in 1941.