Saturday, January 20, 2024

All-time Great Players' Bracket with Links Added to Each Player

 We realize the bracket we posted was a little hard to read since the great players did not fit on the bracket, so we re putting the teams in the same order with links to each star. If you click each link it takes you to the player's page at the College Basketball Reference  The number to the the left of each team is the seed, while the number to the right is where they rank of our 226 great teams in our game. 

We also chose iconic college basketball arenas for each of our four regions. No football stadiums for us, but we also chose to need big enough arenas to seat at least 15,000 imaginary fans. That eliminated iconic Cameron Indoor Stadium (Duke, sell out 9,314) or Hinkle Fieldhouse (Butler, sell out 9,100).

Seed   Midwest Region - All-time Great Players' Teams        Sweet 16                       
 Assembly Hall (Indiana, sell out 17,472) 
1Michigan 1993 (Chris Webber) #19 
  Midwest Semi-Final
16Florida St. 1968 (Dave Cowens) #205Mich, FSU, Cent
17Centenary (LA) 1976 (Robert Parish) #206 
8Oregon St. 1990 (Gary Payton) #169 
25Weber St. 2010 (Damian Lillard) #224 
  Midwest Semi-Final
9California 1993 (Jason Kidd) #170OSU,Web,Cal,Mass
24Massachusetts 1971 (Julius Erving) #223 
SeedWest Region - All-time Great Players' Teams Sweet 16
 The Pit (New Mexico, sell out 15,411) 
4UCLA 2008 (Russell Westbrook) #46 
  Western Semi-Final
13Texas 2007 (Kevin Durant) #185UCLA,Tex,UTEP
20UTEP 1970 (Tiny Archibald #67) #212 
5Georgetown 1989 (Alonzo Mourning) #55 
  Western Semi-Final
12UCLA 1987 (Reggie Miller) #183Gtown, UCLA, UNC
21North Carolina 1965 (Billy Cunningham) #216 
SeedEast Region - All-time Great Players' Teams Sweet 16
 Madison Square Garden (New York, sell out 19,812) 
2Connecticut 1996 (Ray Allen) #21 
  Eastern Semi-Final
15Louisiana Tech 1985 (Karl Malone) #199Uconn,LaTech, SantaC
18Santa Clara 1996 (Steve Nash) #207 
7Louisville 1968 (Wes Unseld) #166 
26NYU 1948 (Dolph Schayes) #225 
  Eastern Semi-Final
10Arizona St. 2009 (James Harden) #172Lville,NYY,AZ,Gonz
23Gonzaga 1981 (John Stockton) #221 
SeedSouth Region - All-time Great Players' Teams Sweet 16
 Rupp Arena (Kentucky, sell out 20,500) 
3North Carolina 1972 (Bob McAdoo) #38 
  Southern Semi-Final
14Providence 1960 (Lenny Wilkens) #198UNC,Prov,Marsh
19Marshall 1956 (Hal Greer #70) #210 
6Georgetown 1995 (Allen Iverson) #56 
  Southern Semi-Final
11LSU 1953 (Bob Pettit Jr) #180Gtown,LSU,SoIL
22Southern Illinois 1967 (Walt Frazier Jr) #220

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