Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

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Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby muskieman » Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:17 pm

Ken Pom ranks Nova ranked 12th - 8th in offensive efficiency and 39th in defensive efficiency.
Xavier is ranked 23rd overall, 24th in offensive efficiency, and 31st in defensive efficiency.

Nova Offense hasn't changed, they take their time and probe so they can kick it out for an open three while shooting 50.6% at home from three, Oh and they rarely commit turnovers so X has their work out for them. Crashing the board needs to be a big priority for the Muskies.

Nove is picked by 5.5 points with o/u 136 from Caesars Sportsbook,

Xavier enters this matchup with a mark of 11-1 on the campaign. They have an average of 77.0 points per contest (82nd in the nation) while hitting 45.6% from the floor. The Musketeers are connecting on 34.5% on shots from distance (97 of 281) and 70.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Xavier is snagging 41.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 190 assists for the season, which has them ranked 34th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.2 times per game and as a team, they commit 14.5 personal fouls every game.

On defense, the Musketeers are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They surrender 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 47th in college hoops in opponents PPG (61.3). The Musketeers are giving up a FG percentage of 37.9% (277 of 731) and they relinquish 32.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 175th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 136 relinquished for the year.

Villanova has a record of 7-4 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wildcats are shooting 41.7% from the floor, which ranks them 287th in Division 1. Villanova has accumulated 799 pts so far this season (72.6 per contest) and they average 36.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.9 times per contest (212th in the country) and they cough up possession 8.8 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 14.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.6% from the charity stripe.

The Villanova defense surrenders 32.8% on three-point shots (85 of 259) and their opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their free-throw attempts. They surrender 11.6 dimes and 33.8 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 128th and 137th in college hoops. The Wildcats on defense are ranked 72nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63.1. They are able to force 13.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.0% from the field (169th in the country).
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby muskieman » Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:48 pm

Free, Jerome, Jones, Nate, and Paul are the starting lineup.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby Anti-Homer » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:15 pm

Johnson 2-2 from 3 and is inexplicably pulled. :?:
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby Jesseandrippers » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:16 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:15 pm
Johnson 2-2 from 3 and is inexplicably pulled. :?:
Gotta cool off the hot hand.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby Anti-Homer » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:28 pm

Love how Steele is changing pressure, including different press looks. Free is getting abused on D.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby Anti-Homer » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:37 pm

Too many quick shots, particularly from Kunkel and Scruggs. Miles nice D on Dixon.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby muskieman » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:47 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:15 pm
Johnson 2-2 from 3 and is inexplicably pulled. :?:
guess you are only watching the Offense because Nate has not looked good defending so far.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby Xavier2005 » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:52 pm

Xavier playing good overall. Only problem is X is allowing too many lay up points by V.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby muskieman » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:55 pm

Looks like refs are blind to the shoulders of Nova players as they bully their way to the basket. Minimum of three O fouls missed by ref.
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Re: Villanove Game thread 2/21/21

Postby Anti-Homer » Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:07 pm

muskieman wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:47 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:15 pm
Johnson 2-2 from 3 and is inexplicably pulled. :?:
guess you are only watching the Offense because Nate has not looked good defending so far.
Stunner. Mman provides cover for Steele.

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