Sunday, November 20, 2022

Baylor Champs vs. Kareem's UCLA to Preview Tonight's ESPN Match-up

In tonight's great ESPN doubleheader, Baylor is favored by one against UCLA at 5:30 pm ET, then Gonzaga is favored by one against Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. ET. We mirrored the double header this weekend by taking all-time match-ups of the same schools in the Value Add Basketball Game. Kentucky 1996 already beat Gonzaga 2017 by a 81-75 score, and now we match up Kareem's 1967 UCLA squad against the recent 2021 Baylor champs - definitely a height against speed match-up.

One thing I should have made clear is you do not need to kill a ream of paper to print all 136 teams if you just want to play a match-up there or there. You just go to the google sheet of all 136 teams and see what pages each team is on - in this case Baylor is page 9 and Kareem's UCLA squad is page 117. You go to print and enter those pages, and have the two teams you want for a game. You do need to also print this scoresheet to play a game.

I'm mainly trying to go through and get any of the great teams up to at least three games played. 

Note we include regularly: Click on the game to play yourself - it contains everything you need to play the Value Add Basketball game, which lets you pit any of 136 great all-time college teams against each other. To pick your two teams it is best to click on this Google doc and print the pages of the teams you want (each team is one page). We track the games we play on this google sheet.

I have shown how you can put coins on the players to keep track of who is in the game and use dimes for those who get the ball on a 6, 7 or 8 roll on the 8-sided die. Another way to do it is write out your line-up and on which possession you will change players. We did that for this game and here is the line-up for each team.

On the 8-sided die, if the roll is a 1-5, then the ball goes to the player based on who is in that column. If the roll is 6, 7 or 8 then look for that number - only the players with an extra number on their actual card above can have an extra number, but as you see Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has two extra numbers so actually gets the ball on a 5, 7 or 8.

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