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Alright, a few things before I get started.

I'll be using a college basketball coach simulator called BeTheCoach Basketball - you can find it at http://www.bethecoachbasketball.com/index.cfm

Basically the premise of this is that I'll be trying to recruit the best HS basketball players to build a team with the eventual goal of winning the NCAA tournament. The system treats every player as if they are going to play the full 4 years of college basketball, so no one-and-dones or anything like that.

Anything else I've missed I will probably cover along the way.
 

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October 7th, 2018

Trojans appoint largely unknown coach to take over basketball team

DAILY CALIFORNIAN

In a shocking turn of events, the USC Trojans have appointed JT_the_Man as their new head basketball coach. Following the scandals that have rocked the school in the last 12 months, the Trojans have elected to start fresh across the board, but few would have thought that that would mean turning to a man who has never coached in college basketball.

"I'm happy to be here," said JT_the_Man, "We're looking to put the last 12 months behind us and focus on what's important - getting out on the court and playing basketball."

With the shape of the current Trojans roster, it is clear that JT_the_Man has his work cut out for him before the PAC-10 season commences.
 

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2017 Returnees

Name - Year - Offense - Defense - Boards - Clutch - Overall (all ratings are out of 10)

Collis Willoughby - Senior - 2 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 3.50
A.C. Spriggs - Junior - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 5.75
Terry Ballard - Junior - 8 - 3 - 7 - 6 - 6.00
Edgar Money - Freshman - 7 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 4.75
Kennard Cash - Senior - 4 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 5.25
Audie Frederick - Sophomore - 3 - 7 - 3 - 8 - 5.25
Chuck Macy - Freshman - 3 - 8 - 4 - 4 - 4.75
Lynbert Coffey - Senior - 6 - 5 - 7 - 2 - 5.00
 

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October 14th, 2018

Trojans to focus on recruiting youth - will not go after transferring juniors

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JT_the_Man has today stated that the Trojans will not be pursuing junior Jack Lang, or any other juniors for that matter.

The Trojans had been linked to Lang earlier this week before JT_the_Man dismissed claims this morning, "We will only be targeting freshman," "To rebuild this program we will need players who are in it for the long haul."

With this statement we can only assume that the Trojans board have full faith in JT_the_Man and are not worried about results for the immediate future.
 

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October 16th, 2018

Tucker, Virden, Meely all on Trojans radar

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USC head coach JT_the_Man has today confirmed that scholarships have been offered to Bo Tucker, Marshall Virden and Kyle Meely.

"They fit the mould," said JT_the_Man, "They know what I can offer them; now it's up to them to make a decision."

With most top recruits already taken, JT_the_Man will have too move fast and ensure that he can get these three signatures.
 

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October 18th, 2018

Trojans nab Meely; Tucker and Virden headed elsewhere

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In what has been a tough transition into the life of being a college basketball coach for JT_the_Man, he states that he is "focusing on the positives" following news that both Bo Tucker and Marshall Virden have rejected USC's offer.

"We got one out of three, which is great," stated JT_the_Man "but now it's time for us too look forward to the start of the season, and ensure that we are ready to play."

JT_the_Man will certainly have his work cut out for him there, with the Trojans shaping up as one of the weaker teams in the PAC-10.
 

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November 1st, 2018
2018-19 Roster

A.C. Spriggs - Junior - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 5.75
Terry Ballard - Junior - 8 - 3 - 7 - 6 - 6.00
Edgar Money - Freshman - 7 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 4.75
Kennard Cash - Senior - 4 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 5.25
Audie Frederick - Sophomore - 3 - 7 - 3 - 8 - 5.25
Chuck Macy - Freshman - 3 - 8 - 4 - 4 - 4.75
Kyle Meely (recruit) - Freshman - 8 - 3 - 3 - 9 - 5.75
Bernard Gordon (walk-on) - Sophomore - 3 - 5 - 4 - 7 - 4.75
 

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November 5th, 2018

ESPN's PAC-10 Preseason Power Rankings

1. California
2. UCLA
3. Washington St.
4. Stanford
5. Arizona
6. Oregon
7. Arizona St.
8. USC
 

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Week 1 Fixture

Arizona (0-0) at Arizona St. (0-0) +1
California (0-0) at Oregon (0-0) +5
Stanford (0-0) at UCLA (0-0) -5
USC (0-0) at Washington St. (0-0) -20

Week 1 Results

Arizona 80 def. Arizona St. 76
California 81 def. Oregon 76
Stanford 87 def. UCLA 86
USC 70 def. by Washington St. 83

Week 2 Fixture

Arizona (1-0) at California (1-0) -10
Arizona St. (0-1) at Oregon (0-1) -6
Stanford (1-0) at USC (0-1) +11
UCLA (0-1) at Washington St. (1-0) -4

Week 2 Results

Arizona 71 def. by California 88
Arizona St. 67 def. by Oregon 74
Stanford 85 def. USC 63
UCLA 77 def. by Washington St. 79
 

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Week 3 Fixture

Arizona (1-1) at Oregon (1-1) -1
Arizona St. (0-2) at California (2-0) -15
Stanford (2-0) at Washington St. (2-0) -5
UCLA (0-2) at USC (0-2) +12

Week 3 Results

Arizona 84 def. Oregon 81
Arizona St. 71 def. by California 89
Stanford 76 def. by Washington St. 88
UCLA 86 def. USC 66

Week 4 Fixture

Arizona (2-1) at Stanford (2-1) -7
Arizona St. (0-3) at UCLA (1-2) -13
California (3-0) at USC (0-3) +14
Oregon (1-2) at Washington St. (3-0) -11

Week 4 Results

Arizona 75 def. by Stanford 84
Arizona St. 66 def. by UCLA 92
California 80 def. USC 65
Oregon 74 def. by Washington St. 83

Week 5 Fixtures

Arizona (2-2) at UCLA (2-2) -8
Arizona St. (0-4) at USC (0-4) +3
California (4-0) at Washington St. (4-0) -2
Oregon (1-3) at Stanford (3-1) -10

Week 5 Results

Arizona 84 def. UCLA 81
Arizona St. 75 def. USC 70
California 89 def. Washington St. 87
Oregon 75 def. by Stanford 84
 

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Week 6 Fixtures

Arizona (3-2) at USC (0-5) +8

Arizona St. (1-4) at Washington St. (4-1) -13
California (5-0) at Stanford (4-1) -1
Oregon (1-4) at UCLA (2-3) -11

Week 6 Results

Arizona 76 def. USC 67

Arizona St. 69 def. by Washington St. 83
California 77 def. by Stanford 90
Oregon 76 def. by UCLA 88

Week 7 Fixture

Arizona (4-2) at Washington St. (5-1) -8
Arizona St. (1-5) at Stanford (5-1) -12
California (5-1) at UCLA (3-3) -2
Oregon (1-5) at USC (0-6) +5

Week 7 Results

Arizona 83 def. by Washington St. 86
Arizona St. 72 def. by Stanford 86
California 90 def. UCLA 86
Oregon 69 def. by USC 72
 

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Standings After Week 7

California 6-1
Stanford 6-1
Washington St. 6-1
Arizona 4-3
UCLA 3-4
Oregon 1-6
USC 1-6
Arizona St. 1-6

Halfway Review

Overall I'm not too surprised about where we are at the halfway point. Our side is really, really bad and I knew that going in. Beating Oregon was a good confidence booster heading into the break. An area of concern has too be our ability to score - we haven't scored more than 72 points all season. Our defence is actually pretty solid - we haven't conceded 100 points all season.

Hopefully it doesn't fall apart (yes, I'm worried it could get worse) in the second half of the season.
 

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Week 8 Fixture

Arizona St. (1-6) at Arizona (4-3) -9
Oregon (1-6) at California (6-1) -13
UCLA (3-4) at Stanford (6-1) -3
Washington St. (6-1) at USC (1-6) +12

Week 8 Results

Arizona St. 68 def. by Arizona 79
Oregon 69 def. by California 93
UCLA 87 def. Stanford 86
Washington St. 85 def. USC 70

Week 9 Fixture

California (7-1) at Arizona (5-3) +2
Oregon (1-7) at Arizona St. (1-7) -2
USC (1-7) at Stanford (6-2) -19
Washington St. (7-1) at UCLA (4-4) -4

Week 9 Results

California 84 def. Arizona 76
Oregon 77 def. Arizona St. 76
USC 68 def. by Stanford 84
Washington St. 86 def. UCLA 85

Week 10 Fixture

Oregon (2-7) at Arizona (5-4) -7
California (8-1) at Arizona St. (1-8) +7
Washington St. (8-1) at Stanford (7-2) -3
USC (1-8) at UCLA (4-5) -20

Week 10 Results

Oregon 76 def. by Arizona 82
California 81 def. by Arizona St. 82
Washington St. 82 def. by Stanford 87
USC 61 def. by UCLA 91

Week 11 Fixture

Stanford (8-2) at Arizona (6-4) -1
UCLA (5-5) at Arizona St. (2-8) +5
USC (1-9) at California (8-2) -22
Washington St. (8-2) at Oregon (2-8) +3

Week 11 Results

Stanford 85 def. Arizona 78
UCLA 83 def. Arizona St. 75
USC 72 def. by California 83
Washington St. 83 def. Oregon 79

Week 12 Fixture

UCLA (6-5) at Arizona (6-5) +0
USC (1-10) at Arizona St. (2-9) -11
Washington St. (9-2) at California (9-2) -6
Stanford (9-2) at Oregon (2-9) +2

Week 12 Results

UCLA 79 def. by Arizona 82
USC 72 def. by Arizona St. 82
Washington St. 87 def. by California 88
Stanford 85 def. Oregon 78

Week 13 Fixture

USC (1-11) at Arizona (7-5) -16

Washington St. (9-3) at Arizona St. (3-9) +5
Stanford (10-2) at California (10-2) -7
UCLA (6-6) at Oregon (2-10) +3

Week 13 Results

USC 67 def. by Arizona 84

Washington St. 87 def. Arizona St. 82
Stanford 74 def. by California 84
UCLA 84 def. Oregon 74

Week 14 Fixture

Washington St. (10-3) at Arizona (8-5) +0
Stanford (10-3) at Arizona St. (3-10) +4
UCLA (7-6) at California (11-2) -6
USC (1-12) at Oregon (2-11) -13

Week 14 Results

Washington St. 88 def. Arizona 81
Stanford 84 def. Arizona St. 73
UCLA 76 def. by California 87
USC 62 def. by Oregon 84
 

JT_the_Man

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Ok, so I lost the save which is a real bummer. Can still do a season wrap up as I have a screenshot, and sort of just make it so I got fired. :p

Actually kind of surprised I lost it... Had a St. John's save that I only lost because I accidentally closed the tab.
 
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Final Standings

1. California 12-2
2. Stanford 11-3
3. Washington St. 11-3
4. Arizona 8-6
5. UCLA 7-7
6. Arizona St. 3-11
7. Oregon 3-11
8. USC 1-13

USC National Rank: 174

2019 USC Returnees

(* indicates skill improvement)

A.C. Spriggs - Senior - 5 - 5 - 7* - 7 - 6.00
Terry Ballard - Senior - 8 - 3 - 8* - 7* - 6.50
Edgar Money - Sophomore - 7 - 7* - 4 - 2 - 5.00
Audie Frederick - Junior - 3 - 8* - 4* - 9* - 6.00
Chuck Macy - Sophomore - 4* - 9* - 4 - 5* - 5.50
Kyle Meely - Sophomore - 8 - 4* - 3 - 9 - 6.00
Bernard Gordon - Junior - 3 - 5 - 5* - 7 - 5.00
 

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Board Review

No postseason for USC. The Booster Club is perturbed. We are going to have to let you go.*

*I wasn't actually fired, I just swapped that bit in there
 

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Ok so with the loss of that save, I have both my initial St. John's save (slight hole in terms of screenshots, especially in the first season; should be able to patch it up to a point based off memory (won't have any player progression or a complete roster in first season)) which spans over 16 seasons, and an ongoing LSU save where I'm about 18 seasons in to document.
 

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Season 1

There's no screenshots for season 1, so I'm going to give an overview of what happened.

I was given a very solid starting roster to work with. The most notable player was easily freshman Talvin Graves, who was already an All-Conference player. I recruited another freshman in Jimmy Bagley, who would partner up with Graves for the next 4 years. I also recruited a solid junior in Dyron Pippen, to join a solid supporting cast made up of freshmen Roylee Bullard and Jimmy Binion, and juniors McKinley Fox and Fred Terry. (Don't remember the name of the senior on the roster; doesn't really matter because he'll be gone next year anyway)

I recall us being 4th or 5th in the preseason rankings, but when the season started none of that mattered. It was a very tight division and we ended up finishing equal 1st with Providence (11-3).

We were named as the 45th seed in the tournament, and managed an upset victory in the first round before exiting in the second round.

I got a one-year extension, leaving two years on my contract.
 

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Offseason

Following a stellar first season, I looked to improve the roster through a star class of incoming HS graduates. I recruited top players in Myron Mahorn (All-Conference) and Kent Scales, who would provide an immediate impact to the team. Talvin Graves has improved to an All-American standard, and Jimmy Bagley is up to an All-Conference standard. We had 7 returning players, meaning one would need to be cut. Sorry Fred Terry.

Roster

McKinley Fox - Senior - 5 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 6.50
Roylee Bullard - Sophomore - 8 - 3 - 8 - 7 - 6.50
Talvin Graves - Sophomore - 8 - 9 - 8 - 8 - 8.25 (All-American)
Jimmy Binion - Sophomore - 7 - 7 - 8 - 4 - 6.50
Dyron Pippen - Senior - 6 - 8 - 4 - 9 - 6.75
Jimmy Bagley - Sophomore - 8 - 9 - 4 - 10 - 7.75 (All-Conference)
Myron Mahorn - Freshman - 9 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 7.50 (All-Conference)
Kent Scales - Freshman - 7 - 9 - 6 - 6 - 7.00

With the exception of Fox and Pippen, the rest of the roster had at least two years left to play following this season, which was an exciting prospect. We were ranked 1st in the Big East preseason rankings.
 

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Had a go at this while was watching the cricket, as Maine, didn't start with all freshmen though, ended up winning NCAA tournament in about 10th season, not a bad little time killer, was gonna keep it going but accidentally closed the browser
 

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started a new season with Chattanooga, 3rd season runner up in NCAA
 

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About 12 seasons in on this one, apart from early on making the final, cant get past sweet 16 lately but have a fairly decent youthful looking team to make a run in next few seasons

Sorry for puting this in your thread


Offense Defense Boards Clutch
Benoit McCarter SR 9 8 7 8 8.00 All Conference
Sam Norman SR 9 6 9 10 8.50 All American
Jan Dorsey JR 4 9 10 7 7.50 All Conference
Shawn Berry JR 9 2 9 9 7.25
Alvin Drollinger SO 8 10 8 4 7.50 All Conference
Roger Martin FR 8 9 7 6 7.50 All Conference
Brant Hopson FR 6 8 7 8 7.25
Jacky Kilpatrick FR 7 9 9 8 8.25 All American
 

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About 12 seasons in on this one, apart from early on making the final, cant get past sweet 16 lately but have a fairly decent youthful looking team to make a run in next few seasons

Sorry for puting this in your thread


Offense Defense Boards Clutch
Benoit McCarter SR 9 8 7 8 8.00 All Conference
Sam Norman SR 9 6 9 10 8.50 All American
Jan Dorsey JR 4 9 10 7 7.50 All Conference
Shawn Berry JR 9 2 9 9 7.25
Alvin Drollinger SO 8 10 8 4 7.50 All Conference
Roger Martin FR 8 9 7 6 7.50 All Conference
Brant Hopson FR 6 8 7 8 7.25
Jacky Kilpatrick FR 7 9 9 8 8.25 All American
That's a good side, you've got a good shot at it in the upcoming season. If you can get replacements for McCarter and Norman to go alongside Kilpatrick you'll be in it for the next 4-5 years. Have you had a player of the year yet? Kilpatrick has a good chance of being one.

Feel free to keep posting here, it's good to see other stories.
 

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yeh I had one player of the year but cant remember who it was now, I had no luck with that side but still going lol, about 26th season now

2039: 12-3 Conference Champions, First Round
2038: 10-7 Sweet Sixteen
2037: 17-2 Conference Champions, Final Four
2036: 15-3 Conference Champions, Elite Eight
2035: 14-3 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2034: 13-4 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2033: 15-1 Conference Champions, Second Round
2032: 14-2 Conference Champions, Second Round
2031: 12-3 Conference Champions, First Round
2030: 14-3 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2029: 9-6 First Round
2028: 15-1 Conference Champions, Second Round
2027: 14-3 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2026: 12-3 Conference Champions, First Round
2025: 17-1 Conference Champions, Elite Eight
2024: 15-1 Conference Champions, Second Round
2023: 14-2 Conference Champions, Second Round
2022: 16-1 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2021: 13-3 Conference Champions, Second Round
2020: 15-2 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2019: 13-2 Conference Champions, First Round
2018: 13-3 Conference Champions, Second Round
2017: 14-3 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2016: 17-3 Conference Champions, Championship Game
2015: 15-2 Conference Champions, Sweet Sixteen
2014: 5-9

did 3 more seasons but think I lost the players lol, may try again later with a new team
 
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