Refer to our 2009-10 "Closest to the Pin" Contest post for the contest rules and prizes. Going into round two, our leaders were Andy ‘06 (5 pts), Tony (3 pts), and MIKE / Brendan D (1 pt each).
So far this season, Nova has scored an average of 81 points while holding their opponents to 65. LaSalle has scored an average of 74 points while holding their opponents to 72. The Cats are 5-0 while the Explorers are 3-1 with wins over Hampton (+3), Davidson (+14) and Tulane (+2) and their single loss against South Carolina (-10). Nova is ranked #5 AP, while LaSalle is not ranked. Villanova the clear advantage in RPI (#38 vs. #169) and SOS (#159 vs. #261). See Brian's game preview, Exploring LaSalle, for more insights. The Vegas odds-makers favoring Villanova (-14) and an over/under of 148.
UPDATE: Round #2 Results: With Villanova defeating LaSalle 81-63, eight readers were winners. Gold Medal: Pete hit the bulls-eye, nailing the final score and earning 10 pts. (including 5 bonus points for the bulls-eye) toward the season prize. Silver Medal: Three readers tied for second place, earning 3 pts. -- Wallace (80-64), imisskylelowry (82-64), and Jim K (81-65). Bronze Medal: Four readers tied for third place, earning 1 pt. -- Chris (78-62), Old School (82-66), Eli (85-63), cdtoffers (77-63), and EMD'09 (81-67). Click on "Read More" to see the full Leader Board after two rounds and the scatter chart depicting the 91 readers who posted predictions for the LaSalle game.
LEADER BOARD (Through Round 2)
READER PREDICTIONS - LASALLE GAME