NCAA Basketball: Mock 2020 NCAA Tournament Round of 32 predictions

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We’re down to 32 NCAA Basketball teams in our 2020 mock NCAA Tournament event. Which ones will end up in the Sweet 16?

At this point, we’re all aware of the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament due to the coronavirus. Everyone involved with NCAA Basketball has been doing various things to get through the downtime, including simulations of the Big Dance.

For us here at Busting Brackets, we decided to do our own simulation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament as a group, voting on who would win each game from 68 all the way to the sole survivor. Using Lukas Harkins’ own Selection Sunday Bracketology field of 68, we’ve already gone through the Round of 64, leaving just 32 teams left.

*Take a look at the related article below for an expanded look at the games that have already been voted on.

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Although there were a bunch of split votes, there were only six upsets via seeds in the first round. The most notable were East Tennessee State knocking off Luka Garza and Iowa, while Yale took out Auburn in the famous 12/5 upset draw. While each of the top 16 overall seeds remains, they’ll all be facing some tough competition going forward. How many will make the Sweet 16?

That’ll be up to the staff of Busting Brackets, with 45 different contributors participating in this project. Just like the first round, they’ll be broken up into groups of three, to provide three keys to one matchup, while also predicting another entirely. Whoever gets at least two of the three votes will move onto the Sweet 16.

Without further ado, let’s see who advances.

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