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Arizona Sports Uniform Playoffs — Elite 8, Day 1

With 40 matchups already completed, we’re down to the Elite 8 in our first-ever Arizona Sports Uniform Playoffs.

One thing is for certain — sports fans in this state love them some black jerseys. Three of the four remaining jerseys on the left side of the bracket are black alternates. The only one that doesn’t qualify is the Phoenix Suns’ Barkley-era road purple jerseys.

Here’s a closer look at today’s quarterfinal matchups.


#1 Suns Barkley-era black alternates vs. #9 D-backs original black alternates

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How they got here

Suns Barkley-era black alternates:
• Defeated Suns’ Nash-era home whites, 73-27
• Defeated Coyotes’ green desert-themed alternates, 51-49 (15-vote difference)

D-backs original black alternates:
• Defeated D-backs’ original road grays, 51-49 (10-vote difference)
• Defeated D-backs’ origina Sedona Red alternates, 79-21

Voting is closed


#4 Suns Barkley-era purple roads vs. #12 D-backs second-generation black alternates

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How they got here

Suns Barkley-era purple roads:
• Defeated Cardinals’ current road whites, 77-23
• Defeated Cardinals’ current home reds, 60-40

D-backs second-generation black alternates:
• Defeated Coyotes’ Kachina black alternates, 57-43
• Defeated Cardinals’ original home reds, 66-34

Voting is closed


RESULTS FROM ROUND OF 16, DAY 2

• #2 Suns Barkley-era home whites DEF. #15 D-backs purple alternates, 74-26

• #20 Coyotes Kachina home whites DEF. #10 Suns original home whites, 61-39

• #46 Coyotes Kachina black roads DEF. #3 Cardinals black alternates, 73-27

• #38 Suns Nash-era purple roads DEF. #22 D-backs sleeveless road grays, 64-36

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