The Value Add Basketball Game includes the 10 player cards for each of the 32 conferences as well as instructions for the game. All you need is four dice to simulate each players ability to get the ball and get shots off, defense, rebound, hit from the line and inside and outside the arc, dish out great assists, guard the ball, steal and block shots adjusted for the level of competition they faced.
While we also calculated cards for every player who played at least 8 minutes a game for all 353 teams, we decided to start with a tournament pitting all 32 All-Conference teams during March Madness.
After the ACC, SEC and Big East advanced to the Conference "Sweet 16" the game between Murray State's Ja Morant of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and Buffalo's CJ Massinburg of the Mid-American was a back-and-forth affair.
The following is the bracket, followed by a photo and stats from the OVC vs. MAC game.
|Seed||East Region||1st Round||2nd Round||Elite 8||Semi||Champ|
|1||Atlantic Coast Conference||ACC 90-60|
|8||Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference|
|2||Big East Conference||BE 97-73|
|3||Atlantic 10 Conference||A10 82-68|
|6||America East Conference|
|1||Big Ten Conference||TBD|
|8||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference|
|5||Missouri Valley Conference|
|2||Mid American Conference||MAC 88-82|
|7||Ohio Valley Conference|
|3||Mountain West Conference||TBD|
|1||Big 12 Conference||B12 96-66|
|8||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|4||Western Athletic Conference||TBD|
|5||Big West Conference|
|2||Pac 12 Conference||TBD|
|7||Big Sky Conference|
|3||West Coast Conference||TBD|
|1||Southeastern Conference||SEC 83-71|
|4||Sun Belt Conference||TBD|
|5||Big South Conference|
|2||American Athletic Conference||TBD|
|7||Colonial Athletic Association|
|6||Atlantic Sun Conference|
Here is photo of what the game looks like if you print the cards from the google doc, and then fill in the scoring sheet during the game. was the actual scoring in the OVC vs. Mid American game.
The following was the actual scoring of each All-Conference player from the sheet above. We only record and "R" for contested rebounds where the cards determine the battle for the rebound.We circle an "R" on the occasions where the best rebounder on the court at that time grabs the rebound from everyone else, but normally it is two players at the same position battling for the rebound.
In this game Justin Turner fouled out trying to guard Morant as Morant tied the game at the free throw line 63-63 with just 14 possessions left for each team (a full game includes 33 possession for each team each half). However, CJ Massinburg went on a 6-0 personal run to make it 73-67 with 8 possessions left, and then James Thompson grabbed two rebounds away from everyone else on the court twice down the stretch to wrap up the game.
Southland 71: Greenwood SELa 19, Maxwell AbC 16, Franklin AbC 10, Harris SFA 8, Delaney SH 1; backups Ricks 5, Garth 7, DuBose 6, Mitchell 1, Delaney 0.
NEC 73: Saunders Wag 13, Flowers LIU 9, Baxton StF 9, Edge FD 8, Hoehn SH 5; backups Anosike 9, Jordan StF 7, LaRose SH 5, Backmon SF 4, Jenkins FD 4.
ACC 90: Hunter UVA 15, Williamson Duke 13, Barrett Duke 12, Blackshear VT 12, Reed Clem 5; backups Thomas Clem 15, Alexander-Walker VaT 10, Johnson UNC 4, Guy UVa 3, Jerome UVa 1.
MEAC 60: Pope Bethune 16, Cole Howard 12, Jamerson Nolf St 6, Appletwhite SC St 2, Ravenel FL A&M 0; backups Williamson Howard 8, Jackson NC A&T 7, Thomas Norf St 6, Maitland Beth C 2, Davis NC Central 1. (note: Norfolk State players stunned Alabama in NIT)
Atlantic Ten 82: Santos-Silva VCU 17, Gudmundsson David. 16, Toppin Dayt 12, Bess StL 5, Dowton RI 5; backups Brown StJ 7, Cunningham Day 7, Evans VCU 5, Vann VCU 5, Osunniyi StB 3.
American East 68: Duncan VT 12, Lamb VT 8, Sherburne UMBC 8, Yeboah SB 7, Lynch Hrt 7; backups Gantz UMass-Low 8, Lutele UMass 7, Blagojevic Hart 6, Healy Alb 3, Smith VT 1.
Big-12 96: Wade (K-State) 24, Culver (Tex Tech) 15, Brown (K-State) 11, Lawson (Kansas) 10), Moretti (Tex Tech) 2; Back-ups: Owens (Tex Tech) 12, Haliburton (Iowa St) 9, Shayot (Iowa St) 5, Bane (TCU) 4, Dotson (Kansas) 4. Fouled Out: Lawson and Owens.
SWAC 66: Blackson (PV A&M) 15, Combs (Tex South) 11, McKnight (Ark PB) 11, Doss (Ark PB) 6, McKinnis (Jack St) 1. Back-up: Daniels (Al State) 6, Smith (Grambling) 6, Andrus (Prarie View) 4, Patterson (PV) 4, Butler (Tex Southern) 2.