NCAA Basketball 10 Prediction: Duke Crushes Butler
It's eerie just how accurate the Madden franchise has been in predicting the outcome of the playoffs and Super Bowl every year, and now, we have to see about the simulation skills of NCAA Basketball 2010.
Well, according to Kotaku, the game produced a simulated CPU vs. CPU emulation of the current NCAA men's title game between Duke and Butler (currently at halftime on CBS). Well, Duke cruised to an 84-61 win on Owen Good's Xbox 360; Duke "dictated a faster-paced game" and ruled the boards, and Butler only managed to shoot 39% from three-point range. But this appears to be off by a good amount...it's 33-32 in favor of the Blue Devils at halftime but in the game, it was 44-32. However, Butler did manage to draw within 6 with about 11 minutes to go, so perhaps the game accurately predicts the underdog's ability to hang with Duke...at least for a while. The author says the game was played "with current dynamic update files" but as of now, the real game on the court is a heck of a lot closer. The question is whether or not Duke will pull away in the second half; maybe they'll really speed things up and beat on Butler, but right now, it doesn't seem likely. If you're watching the game right now, it'll be interesting to see that final score.
These sports sims can indeed be pretty darn accurate. It doesn't appear to be working so well tonight but it's still fun to compare.
Related Game(s): NCAA Basketball 10
4/5/2010 9:27:44 PM Ben Dutka