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BHGP Presents March Madness: The Elite Eight

Not surprisingly, the Hawkeyes are the lowest seed moving forward.

NCAA Basketball: Penn State at Iowa
Well this is fun.
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With the powers that be officially cancelling Christmas and the NCAA Tournament, we’re taking matters into our own hands. This will not stand, you know, this aggression will not stand, man!

So we’re running our own damn tournament. Using the final bracketology put together by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, we’ve released a 2020 NCAA Tournament bracket. Winners of each game are voted on by you, the people. The results will be posted along a similar timeline to what would have been the original tournament. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday March 15: First Four

Monday March 16: Midwest Region

Tuesday March 17: East Region

Wednesday March 18: West Region

Thursday March 19: South Region

Friday March 20: Recap special (cancelled due to coronavirus)

Monday March 23: Round of 32 for Midwest and East

Tuesday March 24: Round of 32 for West and South

Wednesday March 25: Sweet 16 for Midwest and East

Thursday March 26: Sweet 16 for West and South

Friday March 27: Recap special (cancelled due to coronavirus)

Monday March 30 Wednesday April 1 (what, did you take this schedule seriously?): Elite 8

Tuesday March 31 Thursday April 2: Final Four

Wednesday April 1 Friday April 3: The Finals

Thursday April 2 Monday April 6: Champion is crowned/One Shining Social Media Moment

Welp, we’re late again. Shocker. But what we lack in timeliness, we make up for in, uhhh, well I don’t know, but we’ve got results now. The Sweet Sixteen is officially behind us and ya’ll were less than creative.

Here’s a look at the results from the West and South:

  • #1 Gonzaga defeated #5 Michigan 72-57
  • #2 San Diego State took down #3 Seton Hall 83-45
  • #1 Baylor outlasted #5 Ohio State 66-62
  • #3 Michigan State demolished #2 Creighton 90-36

And just like that, we have our Elite Eight set. Unsurprisingly, there were few upsets, but those we did see were glorious. We’ve got 3 of the 4 #1 seeds alive with Dayton the only one to go down already. Nearly half of the final 8 teams are from the Big Ten. And YOUR Iowa Hawkeyes are the lowest ranked team remaining as a 6 seed.

Here’s the group moving on:

#1 Kansas

#6 Iowa

#4 Maryland

#2 Florida State

#1 Gonzaga

#2 San Diego State

#1 Baylor

#3 Michigan State


#1 Kansas vs. #6 Iowa

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    #1 Kansas
    (29 votes)
  • 84%
    #6 Iowa
    (153 votes)
182 votes total Vote Now


#4 Maryland vs. #2 Florida State

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    #4 Maryland
    (124 votes)
  • 26%
    #2 Florida State
    (45 votes)
169 votes total Vote Now


#1 Gonzaga vs. #2 San Diego State

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    #1 Gonzaga
    (80 votes)
  • 51%
    #2 San Diego State
    (86 votes)
166 votes total Vote Now


#1 Baylor vs. #3 Michigan State

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    #1 Baylor
    (61 votes)
  • 63%
    #3 Michigan State
    (104 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now