ESPN used its analytics to project the NCAA Tournament results, but it reads more like it was done by the USC athletic dept.
It has No. 10-seed USC facing No. 7-seed Illinois in a South Region game.
“Illinois entered this game as a pretty substantial favorite for a 7-10 contest, with a 63% chance to win. But USC, led by its defense, prevails.”
But No. 2-seeded Creighton proved to be too much for the Trojans.
“Creighton shoots quite a few 3s and makes a heck of a lot of them. The Trojans have a great defense whose strength is, per KenPom, limiting opponents’ effectiveness on 2-point field goals. The Bluejays shoot USC out of the building.”
- Petros Papadakis is on a roll this week, taking on another USC story in the L.A. Times:
.@Theoldp: "He has a new mentality to embrace??— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) March 18, 2020
I'm telling you right now…I DON'T have the energy. I am fatigued for you guys to run us through all the shinny fun things happening at USC…
..STOP trying to sell these people to the USC fan base." https://t.co/f1z2WWQ4L5