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24 January 2009

'Nova faces USF as road favorite

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
1/24/2009 01:35:00 AM

#20 Villanova (14-4) at South Florida (7-11)
12 p.m., 24 January 2009 at the USF Sun Dome.

TV: SNY (New York) / WPHL (Philadelphia)

Line: Villanova -6

Villanova travels to Tampa, Fla, this weekend to face the South Florida Bulls at noon on Saturday. Villanova needs a win to get to .500 in league play and keep the Wildcats' NCAA hopes remotely alive.

USF is trying to avoid a losing record for the season, and finds itself 4 games under .500 at 7-11.

The Bulls own a pair of wins over DePaul this season, but haven't beaten anyone else remotely decent. USF did stick with West Virginia in Morgantown, losing by three.

KenPom predicts gives Villanova a 70 percent chance to get the win on the road, predicting a 65-60 victory.

Take a look at all four of the blogs linked at the right sidebar for previews.

Try to the final score in the comment thread below. Congratulations to a reader named "Pete Bangs Men" for most closely predicting the final score last time.

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At 1:53 AM, January 24, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Villanova 54
USF 50

At 9:11 AM, January 24, 2009, Anonymous Gregg said...

Villanova 75
USF 66

At 9:41 AM, January 24, 2009, Anonymous ThunderCat said...

What is that a picture of?

At 11:24 AM, January 24, 2009, Anonymous LHead said...

"...Villanova needs a win to get to .500 in league play and keep the Wildcats' NCAA hopes remotely alive..."

How do you figure? Does this conclusion include a prognostication of the remaining Conf. games?

At 11:58 AM, January 24, 2009, Blogger Hezekiah said...

Villanova 70
USF 55

At 1:03 PM, January 24, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You suck at writing and this site is AWFUL

At 1:26 PM, January 24, 2009, Blogger Pete said...

@Thundercat --

That is a picture of the "Tampa Sea Monster" which also happens to look like a bull skull, sort of.

@Lhead --

Well if we were to lose this one, we'd fall to 2-4 and it would be difficult to get out of that hole, considering the strength of our remaining schedule.

@1:03 --

AWFUL, you say?

At 6:24 PM, January 24, 2009, Anonymous ROFLCOPTER said...

Did anyone else read the user name of who predicted the score? ROFLCOPTER

At 9:11 AM, January 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NCAA Hope Remotely alive??????!!!!! We have lost to 4 really good teams by a combined total of 23 points. We have no blow out losses and if we finish 9-9 with SOS we have we will most likely be in the NCAA. We should be able to sweep Providence ( 2 wins), beat Depaul ( 1 win) , beat Cincinnati (1 Win), beat Rutgers (1 win), and then upset (we only have to beat one of these teams at HOME Syracuse, Marquette, or Georgetown) we would get to 9-9 in league play and I believe we would make the NCAA. I am shocked that the Webmaster doesn't thibk this is possible. Its not like we have to win all remaining 12 games.

At 2:05 PM, January 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Boeheim is a worse coach than Jay Wright. Want proof?

Nova lost at home by 1 to a LVille team who missed 22 three-pointers. Pete pointed out this was a feat only Jay Wright could pull off.

Syracuse lost at home by 10 to a LVille team who missed 23 three-pointers.

It looks like Jay Wright is not unique. Eat crow.

At 4:43 PM, January 25, 2009, Anonymous SpecialK said...

Along those same lines..I noted that UCONN spanked ND IN SOUTH BEND...while Nova almost caught UCONN @ home. Nova can be critiqued but no one should run them down and out!

At 7:09 PM, January 25, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3:28 AM, January 26, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken Pomeroy still predicts VU to go 11-7 in conference. He was almost dead on accurate last year in his Nova regular season projection.

Look, they have lost to the top three teams in the BE, or 3 of the top 4 teams. Does the team have flaws? Sure. But once again our host is letting his almost insane hatred of Wright color his view of the team.

At 12:37 PM, January 26, 2009, Anonymous LHead said...

BTW. That Corey Stokes Assault/Foul was pretty crazy. Need to see if it made youtube.


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