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Closest to the Pin -- St. Mary's

Closest to the Pin LogoWindow Opening: Saturday, March 20, 8:00 AM The window is now open to pick the game final score as #2 seeded Villanova takes on #10 seeded St. Mary’s today at 1:05 PM EDT in the Dunkin Donuts Center. The Vegas odds-makers are favoring Nova (-5.0) with the over / under set at 154 (implying a score of 80-75).

So far this season, Villanova (25-7, #15 RPI) has scored an average of 82.2 points while holding their opponents to 72.8. St. Mary’s (27-5, #34 RPI) has scored an average of 79.5 points while holding their opponents to 66.2. St Mary’s, winners of six straight games (the last two over Gonzaga and Richmond) has an impressive record of 4-3 against Top 50 RPI Teams. Here’s their full body of work this season, sorted by their opponents’ RPI:


 
SMU   OPP MARG Opponent RPI
80 vs 58 22 San Diego State 23
80 @ 71 9 Richmond 24
70 vs 72 (2) Vanderbilt 25
82 vs 89 (7) Gonzaga 31
61 @ 80 (19) Gonzaga 31
81 @ 62 19 Gonzaga 31
68 @ 63 5 Utah State 35
100 vs 68 32 NMSU 60
78 vs 67 11 Northeastern 76
77 vs 72 5 Portland 83
75 @ 80 (5) Portland 83
69 vs 55 14 Portland 83
49 @ 60 (11) USC 100
80 vs 65 15 Pacific 118
81 @ 76 5 Oregon 138
78 @ 71 7 San Jose State 181
85 @ 67 18 LMU 184
88 vs 80 8 LMU 184
83 @ 62 21 San Francisco 200
73 vs 57 16 San Francisco 200
101 vs 80 21 Portland State 224
71 vs 56 15 San Diego 226
61 @ 49 12 San Diego 226
85 vs 57 28 Binghamton 228
80 @ 72 8 Santa Clara 232
74 vs 62 12 Santa Clara 232
84 @ 75 9 Hawaii 250
92 vs 67 25 Cal Poly 260
88 @ 71 17 Pepperdine 303
76 vs 49 27 Pepperdine 303
94 vs 46 48 Howard 330