Posted On: 04/17/20 8:53 PM

Here at NHR we’re finding ways to go back and watch old games, analyze current talent or predict how the rest of the playoffs would finish. All three of these content styles focus on real games. Today, for pure entertainment, we’re changing it up.

I have found a workable basketball game simulation website to host the first installments of our hypothetical tournament, and we begin with Class AAAA. The top 32 teams in order of QRF ranking have been entered, with starting lineup and player rating estimates based on the 2019-20 season.

The one big downside to this tournament is I can see the composite team ratings in order, but as far as I can tell the first round matchups are as random as possible. So just like the State Tournament, we get to enjoy that the entire way.

All we get for results of these games are final scores and individual player points (note that no bench players are involved, only the starting five). It isn’t much, but it was a fun exercise in these four walls of isolation.

Without further ado, the first round commences with these eight games:

Game 1: Spring Lake Park 87, Robbinsdale Cooper 75

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