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Closest to the Pin Round 8 - Delaware

Closest to the Pin LogoUPDATE — Game Results: With the Cat’s winning 97-63, five VUH readers were winners. Gold Medal: ae (96-63), earning 5 points. Silver Medals: mj (95-63) and Ricky Williams (97-61) , earning 3 pts. each. Bronze Medals: Pena Power (98-61) and doctorfeelgoods (95-62). Select "read more" to see the names of the 31 readers on our Leader Board after eight rounds.

LEADER BOARD AFTER 8 ROUNDS

LEADER BOARD
Reader Points
Pete 14
Andy ’06 11
Jim K 9
jm 6
MIKE 6
Old School 6
Ricky Williams 6
Tom 87 6
Wallace 6
Chad  5
Ed '77 5
Kait '08 5
Alex '09 3
Chillcat 3
imisskylelowry 3
mj 3
NJ Super’Nova 3
Tony 3
Bill '77 2
cdtoffers 2
Lou '06 2
Ray '68 2
Brendan D. 1
Chris 1
doctor feelgoode 1
EDM '09 1
Eli 1
Paul '91 1
Pena Power 1
Steph '76 1

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Update:  Wednesday, Dec. 23, 7:05 PM (Gametime):  A total of 73 VUH readers  posted picks in Round 8 (none predicting a Delaware victory).  Collectively, the readers see Nova winning 93-63 (a winning margin of 30 points and implied over/under of 156).   The Vegas odds-makers favor Villanova by 29 points with their over/under dropping a point since this morning to 148.5, or an implied score of 89-60.  Hit the "read more' button for a statistical summary of Delaware's year so far and our scatter chart depicting the readers’ predictions.  You should also check out Brian's game preview.

Closest to the Pin Delaware 

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Window Opening:  Monday, Dec. 21, 8:00 PM.   The window is now open for readers to post their predicted scores for the Delaware game in Round 8 of our Closest to the Pin Contest.  After seven rounds, Pete is in first place with 14 points, Andy ‘06 in second place with 11 points, and Jim K has moved into third place with 9 points.

 ‘Nova (10-1) has scored an average of 83.4 points while holding their opponents to 68.6.  Delaware (3-7) has scored an average of 63.3 points while giving up 74.4 points. Delaware’s three wins were against Penn (+3), Hampton (+3) and Vermont (+6). The Fightin' Blue Hen’s more noteworthy losses have come against Temple (-20), Bucknell (-16), Siena (-34), Virginia Tech (-8) and Old Dominion (-21). Villanova is ranked #8, has an RPI of 12 and an SOS of 100. Delaware is not ranked, has an RPI of 261 and an SOS of 221.  Brian will post his game preview tomorrow and we'll post the Las Vegas spread / over-under on game day.