Saturday, June 8, 2024

Update All-Time 64 Women's Bracket After La Tech 1988 Bigs Dominate Arizona 2021, Wins Going Away 80-64

Update: Vandy 76, Ohio State 65 in Midwest action. Scroll to bottom for score sheet.

We are recording all results of our Value Add Basketball Game all-time championship between the 64 teams in the game. The following is a paragraph on each region with the games between debut teams and a link to each region's bracket:

In our all-time South Region Championship, Louisiana Tech's 1988 squad dominated the boards 42-27 to pull away from Arizona's 2021 surprise national runner-up 80-64. Three teams rotated in first place from late in the 1988 season through all of the 1989 and 1990 seasons - La Tech, Auburn and Tennessee - but the win moved La Tech ahead of the other two in the game and to 14th all-time in our game. The Vols were stunned and Auburn barely survived in previous games to let La Tech pass them both.

In the West Region, debut games results included Texas (1986) 76, Oklahoma (2010) 66  and UCLA (2018) 71, USC (1994) 63.  Stanford 2012 vs. Colorado State 1999 is the last game of teams who have not played in addition to the other five first round games to be played.

In the East Region,  the closer-than-expected Auburn (1989) 66, Rutgers (1988) 62 game is one of four debut games. The women's NC State 2024 team was a big surprise just like the men and they will take on Maryland 2006. Old Dominion already has the first team in the game, and we add two more teams with their 1985 team plays Louisville 2009 and then their 1997 plays UNC 2007 in addition to four other games between teams who have already played Value Add Basketball Games. 

In the Midwest Region, it was the huge upset Marquette (2019) 68, Tennessee (1989) 64. three debut games remain including a new entry 2024 Indiana vs. Notre Dame 2012, Ohio State 1993 vs Vanderbilt 2002 and the seeding aligned two 2005 teams in Rutgers vs. Michigan State. The two did not actually play that year as Rutgers was still in the Big East and thus not yet in the Big Ten with the Spartans. There will be four other games in that bracket between teams who have played in our game.

Here is the box score form Louisiana Tech.

Pos            Arizona 2021               Pts  3pt2ptFTAtt   RebStlBlkFl    Ht, Pts, Reb, Ast
1-PGAari McDonald23370054135'6, 20.6, 5.4, 4.0
2-SGBendu Yeaney9033421415'10, 4.1, 3.1, 1.5
3-SFSam Thomas4020040246'0, 7.3, 3.4, 1.5
4-PFTrinity Baptiste8024461116'0, 8.6, 6.1, 1.0
5-CCate Reese8022250026'2, 10.9, 5.1, 0.6
PosBenchPts3pt2ptFTAttRebStlBlkFlHt, Pts, Reb, Ast
1-PGDerin Erdogan2010010015'6, 1.0, 0.5, 0.4
2-SGShaina Pellington4020010025'8, 5.8, 1.9, 1.0
3-SFHelena Pueyo2010010016'0, 3.7, 3.5, 1.3
4-PFLauren Ware2020010236'5, 3.9, 3.8, 0.3
5-CSemaj Smith2010010016'6, 0.9, 1.2, 0.1
 16 Turnovers643239102761019 
PosLa Tech 1988Pts3pt2ptFTAttRebStlBlkFlHt, Pts, Reb, Ast
1-PGTeresa Weatherspoon9033525015'8, 9.1, 4.4, 6.0
2-SGAngela Lawson10042223035'8, 11.2, 3.6, 3.9
3-SFErica Westbrooks140623110116'3, 14.6, 7.2, 1.2
4-PFNora Lewis121412110036'0, 13.6, 9.8, 1.5
5-CVenus Lacy17081180326'4, 14.5, 9.2, 0.5
PosBenchPts3pt2ptFTAttRebStlBlkFlHt, Pts, Reb, Ast
1-PGTatia Brown2010010015'10, 4.2, 0.4, 0.6
2-SGPaulette Stall4020011015'10, 6.0, 2.9, 2.2
3-SFSheila Ethridge6014420015'8, 7.9, 3.5, 0.9
4-PFBeanie Lincoln4020020015'11, 3.0, 2.2, 0.4
5-CJocelyn Watson2010020016'0, 4.3, 2.6, 0.4
 19 Turnovers801321317429415

We still have nine games to play between 0-0 teams.

Vanderbilt upset Ohio State 76-65 - scoresheet at bottom

After this originally posted, the 2002 Vanderbilt team pulled a minor upset, 76-65, over the 1993 Ohio State team. Candy improved from 39th to 25th, while OSU fell from 29th to 45th in our all-time rankings.

OSU actually lost that year by 3 points at Vandy, and then both teams went to the final 4 but both lost in the semifinals. However, in a close call we went with this Vandy team from 9 years later for the game.

Vandy will face the Marquette 2019 team that pulled our biggest upset so far over Tennessee.

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