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Closest to the Pin Round 18 - Georgetown

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UPDATE — Game Results: With the Georgetown handing Nova its first Big East loss 90-103, we congratulate three VUH readers who were the least wrong with their predictions. Gold Medal: Jim89 (93-88), earning 5 points; Silver Medal: NJ Super’Nova (87-86), earning 3 points; Bronze Medal: TK87 (88-81), earning 1 point. Select "read more" to see the names of the 59 readers now on our Leader Board after 18 rounds.

LEADER BOARD AFTER 18 ROUNDS

Reader Points
Andy ’06 20
Pete 15
Tommyboy  14
Old School 13
Ricky Williams 11
Barney Rubble '87 10
Ed '77 10
Jim89  10
Jim K 9
Pena Power 9
Tom 87 9
Bri '13 8
Lou '06 8
ramon usategui 8
jm 7
MIKE 7
Wallace 7
Alex '09 6
Chad  6
NJ Super’Nova 6
Paul 6
supernova 6
Colt 5
Joe 5
Kait '08 5
Ray '68 5
wayneg 5
Steph '76 4
B.Graves 3
Chillcat 3
chuck st.petersburg 3
CJ 3
imisskylelowry 3
Kmac 3
maalik lowry 3
mj 3
Schitzengigles 3
Squeaky 99 3
Tony 3
Bill '77 2
Brendan D. 2
cdtoffers 2
EDM '09 2
Eli 2
jimmy 2
rise 2
Chris 1
dj 1
doctor feelgoode 1
EG'77 1
Friar Fanatic '13 1
HoyaSaxa 1
JROLL 1
mddcny  1
NovaCat94 1
Paul '91 1
pttam7yanks 1
TK87 1
Wayns World 1

Update:  Saturday, February 6, 12:00 Noon (Game Time)  A total of 67 VUH readers posted predictions (six predicting a Georgetown victory).  Collectively, the readers see Nova winning 80-75 (a margin of 5 points and implied over/under of 155).   The Vegas odds-makers see it differently,   favoring Georgetown (-2) with the over- under set at 151, implying a final score of 75-77).  Continue reading for our scatter graph depicting the VUH readers’ predictions as well as statistical information on Georgetown.  Note:  bosshoghazzard's pick favoring Nova 110-70 did not fit within the scale of the chart.

 

Closest to the Pin Georgetown II 

Window Opening: Thursday, February 4, 9:00 PM. The window is now open for readers to post their predicted final scores for Saturday’s game at Georgetown in our Closest to the Pin Contest.  After seventeen rounds, our leader board shows Andy ‘06 in first place with 20 points, Pete in second place with 15 points, and Tommyboy in third place with 14 points.

So far this season, Villanova (20-1, 9-0) has scored an average of 85.0 points while holding their opponents to 70.5. Georgetown (16-5, 6-4) has scored an average of 72.5 points while giving up 63.2 points. The Hoya’s more notable wins have come vs. Temple (+1), vs. Connecticut (+3), vs. Seton Hall (+12), @ Pittsburgh (+8) and vs. Duke (+12).  Their five losses were vs. Old Dominion (-4), @ Marquette (-3), @ Villanova (-5), @ Syracuse (-17) and vs. South Florida (-8). Villanova is ranked #2, has an RPI of 3 and an SOS of 47. Georgetown is ranked #7, has an RPI of 8 and an SOS of 2. We’ll post our game preview and the Las Vegas spread and over / under on game day.

NOTE: With VUHoops’ new commenting system, it is important for contestants to use a consistent handle/login name so that we can keep an accurate running leader board over the course of the season.