Dayton Flyers win 2020 national championship in bracket simulation

Bracket simulation
Bracket simulation

Website predicts victory over Gonzaga in final

This news won’t make the Dayton Flyers or their fans feel any better.

The website Sportsline.com simulated the entire NCAA tournament, which was cancelled Thursday, and declared Dayton the national champion. It used the bracket compiled by Jerry Palm, of CBS Sports.

Dayton was the No. 1 seed in the East Region in Palm’s prediction. The simulation predicted Dayton victories over Winthrop, Saint Mary’s, Louisville, Michigan State, Duke and Gonzaga.

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According to Sportsline, “Via the model, Dayton wins 50.3 percent of simulations vs. Gonzaga and the final score is 79-78. PointsBet sportsbook director of communications Patrick Eichner provided SportsLine with a hypothetical spread: ‘Barring any injuries and subsequent changes to each team leading up to the title game, we'd most likely have Gonzaga as a 2-point favorite over Obi Toppin and the Flyers.’”

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