Day Two of the Round of 64 takes us to the East Region, where the Dayton Flyers command attention. But to escape, the Flyers will need to get past always tough Butler, the upset minded Buffaloes of Colorado, the Big Ten top dog (turtle) Maryland, perennial contender Villanova, and the ACC Champion and Final Four contender Florida State. This is easily one of the toughest regions, with whatever school comes out on top being very battle tested.
First Round: 1 Dayton v 16 Robert Morris
|16 Robert Morris||25||45||70|
First Round: 8 Colorado v 9 Florida
First Round: 5 Butler v 12 Richmond
First Round: 4 Maryland v 13 Vermont
First Round: 6 Penn State v 11 North Carolina State
|6 Penn State||49||36||85|
|11 NC State||40||41||81|
First Round: 3 Villanova v 14 Hofstra
First Round: 7 West Virginia v 10 Utah State
|7 West Virginia||40||41||81|
|10 Utah State||40||43||83|
First Round: 2 Florida State v 15 Northern Kentucky
|2 Florida State||34||37||71|
|15 N. Kentucky||28||30||58|
Simulations from What If Sports.
The top dogs in the East Region survive the Round of 64, but set up some very interesting matchups in the Round of 32. On Friday we shall see the Battle of Pennsylvania when Penn State takes on Villanova while Dayton gets a rematch with Colorado, looking to avenge one of their regular season losses.
Stay tuned for more College Basketball action as the South Region finishes up the Round of 64 later today.