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Closest to the Pin -- Marquette

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Update: Game Results: With the Cats losing yet another tough one, 76-80, we congratulate six VUHoops readers who took medals in this round. Gold Medals: Colt (76-75) and ramon usategui (79-78), earning 5 points each; Silver Medals: NovaCat94 (77-75) and regred (76-74), earning 3 points; Bronze Medals: mike nardi (75-74), and Nova’97 (77-74), earning 1 point each. Here’s our leader board after the second supplemental rounds.

Leader Board -- Supplemental Round 2


 
Reader Points
Colt 5
ramon usategui 5
Rick 19 5
Barney Rubble '87 3
NJ Super’Nova 3
Nova'97 3
NovaCat94 3
regred 3
Chad  1
Kait '08 1
LuvmyKatz 1
mike nardi 1

Update:  Game Time     A total of 36 VUH readers posted predictions, three predicting a Marquette victory.  As a group, the readers see ‘Nova winning 76-72 (a margin of 4.0 points and implied total points of 148.  The scatter graph depicting the readers’ predictions as well as statistical information about Marquette is provided below.

Closest to the Pin Marquette III

Window Opening:  Wednesday, March 10, 8:00 PM    The window is now open to pick the final score vs. Marquette on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.  So far this season, Villanova (24-6, 13-5) has scored an average of 82.8 points while holding their opponents to 72.6.  Marquette (21-10, 11-7) has scored an average of 73.2 points while holding their opponents to 63.3.  In the first two meetings between the teams on January 2 and January 9, the Cats prevailed both times by a single bucket (74-72 and 78-76).  The table below summarizes the Golden Eagles complete Big East game results so far this season.

  
Marquette   Opponent Margin  
62 @ 63 (1) West Virginia
72 vs 74 (2) Villanova
62 vs 59 3 Georgetown
76 @ 78 (2) Villanova
93 vs 63 30 Providence
50 @ 51 (1) DePaul
71 @ 76 (5) Syracuse
82 vs 59 23 Rutgers
70 @ 68 2 Connecticut
80 vs 69 11 DePaul
82 @ 79 3 Providence
63 vs 52 11 South Florida
51 vs 58 (7) Pittsburgh
79 @ 76 3 Cincinnati
63 @ 61 2 St. John's
84 @ 83 1 Seton Hall
69 vs 48 21 Louisville
60 vs 63 (3) Notre Dame
57 vs 55 2 St. John's