The 246th Value Add Basketball Game we've played since inventing the game was the biggest upset.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 1967 UCLA team led 45-40 with 15:01 (25 possessions) left to play against 1980 DePaul when Terry Cummings drew a 5th foul on Jabbar (Lew Alcindor at the time).
With Jabbar out, rolls of 7 or 8 on the 8-sided die no longer goes to anyone, forcing a second die roll. By game rolls, in this case if the second roll is 6-8 the possession ends in a shot clock turnover.
DePaul's defense was already forcing turnovers and preventing UCLA from getting the ball inside - becoming the first great team we recall to have a double digit edge in turnovers forced (23-11).
DePaul scored on fast breaks on most of their 9 steals and Cummings had 3 traditional 3-point plays (he is an 85% free throw shooter as 1-17 is good and only 18-20 is a miss.
With Jabbar out DePaul won the last 15 minutes of the game 46-26 to advance to our Final 4 with an 86-71 shocker.
Like in real basketball results can be completely different from game to game such as this Big East triangle:
UConn 2004 dominated Villanova 2018 on the boards in a 73-56 blowout.
Louisville 2013 speed killed UConn 74-61.
Add those up and it would appear UConn was 31 points better than Nova, however when they played Nova won 77-73 and then in our first 96-team tournament Nova went much further than the other two and all the way to the Final 4.
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