Update: Game Results: The Cat’s got back on the winning track with some great defense, winning 74-49. None of us were close to picking that score, but some of us were less wrong than others. We congratulate five VUH readers who took medals in this round. Gold Medal: Pena Power (73-64), earning 5 points; Silver Medals: Kittlesfan95 (80-63) and NJSuper’Nova (75-68), earning 3 points each; Bronze Medals: Alex’09 (80-65) and DJ (72-69), earning 1 point. Select "read more" to view the 65 readers now on our leader board.
LEADER BOARD AFTER 23 ROUNDS
|Barney Rubble '87||14|
|Friar Fanatic '13||1|
Update: Tuesday, February 23, 9:00 PM A total of 62VUH readers posted predictions, one predicting a South Florida victory. As a group, the readers see ‘Nova winning 85-73 (a margin of 12.0 points and implied total points of 158). The Vegas odds-makers favor Villanova (-13.0) in a relatively low scoring contest (over/under set at 149), implying a final score of 81-68). The scatter graph depicting the readers’ predictions as well as statistical information about South Florida is provided below.
Window Opening: Monday, February 22, 8:00 PM The window is now open for our readers to post their predicted final scores for Wednesday’s game vs. South Florida in our Closest to the Pin Contest. After 22 rounds, our leader board has Andy ‘06 in first place with 21 points, Pete in second place with 18 points, and there is a three-way tie for third place among Barney Rubble ’87,JimK, and Tommyboy with 14 points each.
So far this season, Villanova (22-4, 11-3) has scored an average of 84.2 points while holding their opponents to 72.8. South Florida (16-10, 6-8) has scored an average of 68.3 points while holding their opponents to 65.6. Here’s how the Bulls’ have fared against Big East opponents:
SOUTH FLORIDA BIG EAST GAME RESULTS
Villanova is ranked #7, has an RPI of 8, and SOS of 37. South Florida is not ranked, has an RPI of 65 and an SOS of 41.
Be sure to read our game preview tomorrow. We’ll post the Las Vegas point spread and over/under on game day.