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Time to head off to Dayton! The first four is among us, featuring schools fighting for a chance to make it into the Round of 64. Of the schools featured, perhaps the most interesting ones are Texas, North Carolina State, and UCLA, with the latter two going against each other. UCLA gained a lot of traction down the stretch and became one of the favorites to make a deep, Cinderella-like run. Let’s see who will advance to the Round of 64, beginning tomorrow?

(NOTE: Was going to include Play-By-Play but the archive on What If Sports expired by the time of posting… sadness but will try and remedy this for the Elite Eight onward)

First Four:       Prairie View A&M v North Carolina Central

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Prairie View A&M414990
North Carolina Central404484
Late Heroics Lead the Panthers to a Win

First Four:       Boston University v Robert Morris

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Boston University363571
Robert Morris443478
Boston University Comes Up Short in 2nd Half

First Four:       Texas v Richmond

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Texas245478
Richmond423779
Buzzer Beater By the Spiders Stops the Longhorns’ 2nd Half Comeback

First Four:       North Carolina State v UCLA

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North Carolina State343064
UCLA362763
UCLA Didn’t Trail Until the Final Minute, But Late Foul the Difference

All Simulations from What If Sports.


With that, the First Four is complete. Prairie View A&M, Robert Morris, Richmond, and NC State will be leaving Dayton with a chance for more glory. As for where each team is heading:

  • 16 Prairie View A&M v 1 Gonzaga (West Region)
  • 16 Robert Morris v 1 Dayton (East Region)
  • 12 Richmond v 5 Butler (East Region)
  • 11 NC State v 6 Penn State (East Region)

Join us tomorrow for Round of 64 action from the Midwest and West brackets.

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