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Eagles beat Colonials by 16 in 2020 Tournament simulation

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In our virtual bracket, the North Carolina Central Eagles advanced in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship tournament. They defeated the Robert Morris Colonials, 78-62, in this simulation.

With the win, the Eagles will now face the Dayton Flyers, the No. 1 seed in the West bracket. These two teams will do battle in a future simulation.

North Carolina Central Eagles player Jibri Blount holds the ball during the game against the Louisville Cardinals
Jibri Blount holds the ball during the game against the Louisville Cardinals (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

In this virtual win, North Carolina Central will improve to 19-13 with this simulated win. They are now on a seven-game win streak with this virtual win.

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The virtual loss dropped the Colonials to 20-15 on the season. Robert Morris had their four-game win streak snapped with this virtual loss.

North Carolina Central had their lowest output since the March 2nd game against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. The Eagles won 71-68 in overtime.

This was Robert Morris’ lowest scoring game since March 4th. In a win, they defeated St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, 59-58 in the Northeast Conference Tournament game.

Jibri Blount led the Eagles with 19 points in the virtual contest. He also had 10 rebounds.

With this virtual 19 points, It would be the third-time in the last four games that Blount had 19 points. He also scored 19 points in real games against the Wildcats on March 2nd and North Carolina A&T Aggies on March 5th.

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Blount was one of four North Carolina Central players, who scored in double-digits. Nicolas Fennell had 15, Deven Palmer added 13, and Randy Miller Jr. contributed 12 points.

Dante Treacy led the Colonials with 15 points. He also had two rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

This virtual game would have exceed Treacy’s real-life scoring, as he averaged 8.7 points per game during the season. However, in his last real-life game against the Saint Francis (Pa.) Red Flash, Treacy scored a team-high 18 points in a 77-67 win on March 10th.

Three Robert Morris players had double-figures. Besides Treacy in this virtual contest, A.J. Bramah contributed 14 and Charles Bain scored 10.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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