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Closest to the Pin Round 21 - Connecticut

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Update: Game Results: With the Cat’s disappointing 75-84 loss at Wachovia, we congratulate three VUH readers who took medals in this round. Gold Medal: Pretty Toney (79-83), earning 5 points; Silver Medal: Winston (76-75), earning 3 points; Bronze Medal: NovaCat’94 (86-84), earning 1 point. Select "read more" to view the 64 readers now on our leader board.

LEADER BOARD AFTER 21 ROUNDS

Reader Points
Andy ’06 21
Pete 18
Tommyboy  14
Barney Rubble '87 13
Old School 13
NJ Super’Nova 11
Ricky Williams 11
Ed '77 10
Jim89  10
Jim K 9
Pena Power 9
Steph '76 9
Tom 87 9
Bri '13 8
Lou '06 8
NovaCat94 8
ramon usategui 8
jm 7
MIKE 7
Wallace 7
Alex '09 6
Chad  6
Joe 6
Kmac 6
Paul 6
supernova 6
bella-nova 5
Colt 5
Kait '08 5
Pretty Toney 5
Ray '68 5
wayneg 5
Squeaky 99 4
Winston 4
B.Graves 3
Chillcat 3
chuck st.petersburg 3
CJ 3
imisskylelowry 3
maalik lowry 3
mj 3
Schitzengigles 3
Tony 3
Bill '77 2
Brendan D. 2
cdtoffers 2
EDM '09 2
Eli 2
jimmy 2
rise 2
Chris 1
David 1
dj 1
doctor feelgoode 1
EG'77 1
Friar Fanatic '13 1
HoyaSaxa 1
JROLL 1
mddcny  1
Paul '91 1
pttam7yanks 1
SpecialK73 1
TK87 1
Wayns World 1

Update:  Monday, February 15, 7:00 PM (Game Time)    A total of 60 VUH readers posted predictions (one favoring Connecticut).  Collectively the readers see ‘Nova winning 85-76 (a margin of 9.0 points and implied total points of 161).  The Vegas odds-makers see Villanova winning (-9.5) with the over/under set at 155 and implying a final score of 82-73).   The scatter graph depicting the readers’ predictions and statistical information about Connecticut is provided below. 

Closest to the Pin Connecticut 

Window Opening:  Sunday, February 14, 10:30  AMThe window is now open for our readers to post their predicted final scores for Monday night’s game vs. Connecticut at Wachovia in our Closest to the Pin Contest.  After 20 rounds, our leader board has Andy ‘06 in first place with 21 points, Pete in second place with 18 points, and Tommyboy in third place with 14 points.

So far this season, Villanova (22-2, 11-1) has scored an average of 85.4 points while holding their opponents to 72.5.  Connecticut (14-11, 4-8) has scored an average of 71.2 points while holding their opponents to 66.6.  The Huskies’ wins since the start of the Big East season were vs. Notre Dame (+12), vs. Seton Hall (+8), vs. St. John’s (+16), vs. Texas (+14) and vs. DePaul (+13).  Their eleven losses have come @ Duke (-9), vs. Kentucky (-3), @ Cincinnati (-2), @ Georgetown (-3), vs. Pittsburgh (-10), @ Michigan (-5), @ Providence (-15), vs. Marquette (-2), @ Louisville (-13), @ Syracuse (-5) and vs. Cincinnati (-12).  Villanova is ranked #4, has an RPI of 4, and SOS of 36.  Providence is unranked, has an RPI of 62 and an SOS of 3.

Be sure to read our pregame analysis when it's posted later today.   We’ll post the Las Vegas point spread and over/under on game day.