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Closest to the Pin Round 2 - Seton Hall

The Cats kept it going with a 9 point win over Seton Hall at the Pavilion tonight. Three contestants found a very tiny green with their drives, and only one player drove the ball out of bounds. We've raised $370 in this game for Villanova Men's Basketball and NovaDave's Wawa Arena at Villanova, bringing our cumulative total over two games to $655.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

RESULTS: With the Cats solid win over Seton Hall, 72 - 63, we congratulate three VUHoops readers who scored in this round.

  1. johnpaul99 (Nova 73, Seton Hall 63) awarded 3 points
  2. Kantcant (Nova 73, Seton Hall 62) awarded 2 points
  3. champs'02 (Nova 73, Seton Hall 65) awarded 1 point

Leader Board (After 2 Rounds)

johnpaul99 3
novAbrasion 3
NovaKG 3
Kantcant 2
Novabrasion2 2
BosshoggHazzard 1
champs'02 1

VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: Based on the average predicted scores of the VUHoops Crowd and the posted Vegas line, we would have had a SPLIT by taking Seton Hall getting 15 points (WIN) and not betting the OVER (LOSS). For the contest, we would be down $100.

UPDATE (January 6, 7:00PM) ... Recapped below is the way the VUHoops Crowd saw this one:

# Reader Predictions:  74

% Picking Cats to Win: 99%

$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (this game): $370

$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (cumulative): $655

Wisdom of VUHoops Crowd's Prediction:

o Spread: Villanova -13.5

o Over/Under: 146.5

o Final Score: Nova 80 - Seton Hall 67

Vegas Odds Makers' Prediction:

o Spread: Villanova: -15.0

o Over/Under: 141.0

o Final Score: Nova 78- Seton Hall 63

Window Opening (January 5, 10:00 AM): The window is now open for you to post your predicted final score for Wednesday's game vs. Seton Hall. The official contest rules are posted HERE.

Going into this round, novAbrasion and NovaKG are tied for the lead with 3 points. The first round results are posted HERE.

Don't forget that you support Villanova Men's Basketball by playing Closest to the Pin.  A contribution of $5.00 will be made to Villanova Men's Basketball and Nova Dave's Wawa Arena at Villanova for each score posted over the final nine conference home games up to a maximum of $5,000. We raised $285 so far.

The table below provides a head-to-head comparison of the two teams.


Seton Hall


12-2 (2-0)

12-2 (2-0)

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Avg. Pts. Allowed



Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: NOVA xx, Seton Hall yy. Good luck!

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