Saturday, April 13, 2019

East Region click for results: Top 4 Seeds Square Off: 1-ACC vs 4-Ivy and 2-Big East vs. 3-A10

To see the Final 4 results click here and scroll to the bottom for how to play your own games for free.

The Eastern Bracket played out while improvements were still being made to the game. The ACC beat the Ivy League and the Big East beat the A10 in the semifinals as the better seed won in all seven games including the ACC winning the Region.

The sheet below was the sheet being used which only covered one half of the game. The game took about 90 minutes to play during these beta tests, before improvements and the new sheets for the entire game sped it up to the current 30 to 35 minute game. The player cards and basics of the game were not changed though, except that the margins in old games tightened as improvements were made - in this case yielding a 79-64 ACC East Region Championship over the Big East if the same number of rolls and tweaks were used when that game was played.

The ACC advances to the Final Four in the one bracket that was complete "chalk," no upsets.

The entire bracket of all-conference teams is tracked here.

To play your own game, click on the first 2 links for instructions and scoresheets, then pick two teams from any of the links below for player cards. You need only two 6-sided dice, a 20-sided die and an 8-sided die. The new improved scoresheets pictured resulted in games being played out in 30 to 35 minutes.

How to Play Value Add Basketball
Value Add Game Scoresheet
Pick 2 teams, click for Player Cards
All-Conference Player Cards
Abilene Christian to BYU
Cal Baptist to Duquesne
East Carolina to Green Bay
Hampton to LSU
Maine to Notre Dame
Oakland to Syracuse
TCU to Youngstown Player Cards

The Value Add Basketball Game simulates each players' ability to get the ball and get shots off,  rebound, hit from the line and inside and outside the arc, dish out great assists, guard the ball, as well as 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. 

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