Las Vegas was awarded a men’s basketball regional and hockey’s Frozen Four, and the city has its eyes on the Final Four and College Football Playoff National Championship.
Anthony Mathis and Payton Pritchard keyed an 11-0 run to close the game and lead Oregon to an 84-78 win in the Review-Journal’s What If Tournament.
The Final Four semifinal matchups in the Review-Journal’s What If Tournament appear to be competitive on paper. Oddsmaker Vinny Magliulo set numbers on the hypothetical games.
Freshman Justin Moore provided the heroics as third-seeded Villanova knocked off No. 1 Baylor 83-82 to win the South Region of the Review-Journal’s What If Tournament.
Freshman star Vernon Carey missed two free throws in the final second as Duke was ousted by Richmond in the Review-Journal’s NCAA Tournament simulation.
Two games came down to the final possession, and none of the First Four matchups was decided before the final minutes in the Review-Journal’s simulation of the NCAA Tournament.
The Review-Journal announces the bracket for the “What If Tournament,” which will play out over the next three weeks.
Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket figures to be more maddening than ever this year with no dominant college basketball team to be found.
The lack of mobile wagering and a ban on betting on California colleges and universities could prevent Nevada sportsbooks from facing crushing competition.
An estimated $346.6 million was wagered at Nevada sportsbooks on the NCAA Tournament in March.