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Vegas and the VUHoops crowd were highly confident in this one, and the Cats disappointed only BosshogHazzard and tony b. Nine players found the green. However none scored enough points to overtake last week’s hole-in-one player, The Arch, who hangs on to win the $50 first place prize. We raised $385 in this game for Villanova Men's basketball and Nova Dave's Wawa Arena at Villanova, bringing the total raised over the Contest to $2,985. Congratulations to all for a well-played contest. See you next year!

Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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RESULTS: With the Cats impressive win over Georgetown, 84 - 71, we congratulate 9 VUHoops readers who scored in this round, as recapped below.

Player

Nova

Georgetown

PTS

Bill ‘62

83

71

3

Vuwildcat07

84

70

3

Mike-vu91

83

72

2

NovaFlyer

84

69

2

Ctcherry

84

68

1

Ryandunphy1614

82

70

1

Two in the Pinkston

86

70

1

Wps03

84

68

1

Xyznova

84

68

1

LEADER BOARD (FINAL)

PLAYER PTS
The Arch 6
NovaFlyer 5
patqueenan 4
tpstone 4
Xyznova 4
Zxcvbnmmnbvcxz 4
Bill '62 3
Chris Lane 3
drewnardone 3
drpainosaurus 3
JK13 3
jnmurf16 3
Johnny Burke 3
johnpaul99 3
LindyRuff 3
novAbrasion 3
NovaKG 3
nynovascott 3
RJG09 3
Terchmil 3
vuwildcat07 3
A35Blaze 2
Billy Vinci 2
Bugus_Smalls 2
Eberz for 3! 2
jackieboy_98 2
Kantcant 2
mike-vu91 2
Novabrasion2 2
pink lady 2
Two in the Pinkston 2
willyannan 2
BosshoggHazzard 1
CatsPatsSox 1
champs'02 1
ctcherry 1
Gary Massey Throw-Down 1
jwscones 1
KellysPop 1
Ryan Bogg 1
ryandunphy1614 1
ryanshock24 1
son of 61 alum 1
Steve92 1
Sweetness and Light 1
Wildecat15 1
wps03 1

VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: A theoretical gambler making two wagers (i.e., betting the spread and total score) based on the insights of the VUHoops Crowd as expressed in the median predicted scores vs. the posted Vegas line on the game, would have had a DOUBLE-WIN by taking Georgetown getting 14 points ($100 WIN) and taking the OVER on total points ($100 WIN).  The details are shown below. For the contest through this game, we would have ended UP $500.

Spread

Over / Under

VUHoops

-12.0

146.0

Vegas

-14.0

142.5

Bet

G-town +14

OVER

Actual

Nova by 13

155.0

Outcome

WIN

WIN

Payoff

+$100

+$100

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UPDATE (March 5, 12:00 Noon) ... Recapped below is the way the VUHoops Crowd sees this one:

  • # Reader Predictions: 77
  • % Picking Cats to Win: 100%
  • $ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (this game): $385
  • $ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (cumulative): $2,985

Wisdom of VUHoops Crowd:

  • Spread: Villanova -12.0
  • Total Points: 146.0
  • Final Score: Nova 79 - Georgetown 67

Vegas Odds Makers:

  • Spread:  Villanova -14.0
  • Total Points:  142.5
  • Final Score: Nova 78 - Georgetown 64

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Window Opening (March 4, 7:00AM): The window is now open for our readers to post their predicted final scores for Villanova's game vs. Georgetown on Saturday. The official contest rules are posted HERE.

After 8 rounds, The Arch is in the lead with 6 points after his hole-in-one in the DePaul game. The full Leader Board is posted HERE.

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


'Nova

Georgetown

Record

26-4 (15-2)

14-16 (7-10)

AP Ranking

#3

NR

RPI

#2

#107

SOS

#14

#38

Avg. Pts. Scored

77.0

74.1

Avg. Pts. Allowed

63.0

71.7

Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: NOVA xx, Georgetown yy.

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