UPDATE — Game Results: With the Cat’s winning 82-77, we congratulate eight VUH readers who took medals. Gold Medals: ramon usategui (81-77) and Ed '77 (82-78), earning 5 points each; Silver Medals: Tommyboy (81-78) and CJ (83-78), earning 3 points each; Bronze Medals: rise (84-76), jm (81-75), dj (79-77) and NovaCat94 (82-74), earning 1 point each. Select "read more" to see the names of the 44 readers now on our Leader Board after twelve rounds.
LEADERBOARD AFTER 13 ROUNDS
|Barney Rubble '87||10|
|Friar Fanatic '13||1|
Update: Sunday, Jan 17, 12:00 Noon (Game Time) A total of 77 VUH readers posted picks (three predicting a Georgetown victory). Collectively, the readers see Nova winning 79-72 (a margin of 7 points and implied over/under of 151). The Vegas odds-makers see it much the same way, favoring the Cats (-6), with the over under presently at 148, implying a final score of Cats 77-71. See below for the scatter chart depicting the VUH readers’ predictions and statistical information on Georgetown.
Window Opening: Thursday, Jan. 14, 8:30 PM. The window is now open for readers to post their predicted final scores for Sunday’s game against Georgetown in our Closest to the Pin Contest. After twelve rounds, our leader board shows Andy ‘06 in first place with 17 points, Pete in second place with 15 points, and Barney Rubble ‘87 in third place with 10 points.
So far this season, Villanova (15-1) has scored an average of 84.8 points while holding their opponents to 70.1. Georgetown (12-2, excluding the Seton Hall game) has scored an average of 70.6 points while giving up 58.6 points. The Hoya’s more notable wins have come over Temple (+1), Butler (+7), St. John’s (+7) and Connecticut (+3). Their two losses were to Old Dominion (-4), and Marquette (-3). Villanova is ranked #4, has an RPI of 6 and an SOS of 66. Georgetown is ranked #11, has an RPI of 14 and an SOS of 27. We’ll post our game preview and the Las Vegas spread / over-under on game day.
NOTE: With VUHoops’ new commenting system, it is important for contestants to use a consistent handle/login so that we can keep an accurate running leader board over the course of the season. Obviously, score predictions posted by anonymous readers cannot be accepted.