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BYU ESPN Power Index

Post by byufan4ever » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:13 am

ESPN is giving us 16.9% to win the conference. They have us at 41% chance to beat Princeton and 81.4% against UT Arlington. So far Princeton has lost to Butler 75-85 and UT Arlington beat LMU 85-80.

We beat Princeton at home last year. They finished the regular season with 19 straight wins and lost to Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament by only 2. I would like to think that our chances of beating them are closer to 45%-49%.

UT Arlington destroyed us on our home court last season in the first round of the NIT. I don't think our win% is anywhere near 81%. Much closer to %51%-55%.

I think both of these games are toss-ups and the home team has the slight advantage. What do you think?
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Post by hawkwing » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:45 am

I tend to agree with you there.

I think Princeton isn't as good of a team this year as they were last year, but it's always tougher to travel 2 time zones East and play, so that evens things out.

As for UT Arlington, I think they may be about on par with last year, so it will be a tough game for the Cougars.

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Post by Qman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm

I haven't been able to find tv listing for this game. Is it going to be nationally televised?
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Post by hawkwing » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Qman wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm
I haven't been able to find tv listing for this game. Is it going to be nationally televised?
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Post by byufan4ever » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:38 pm

With a 5pm MT start time between work and Scouts tonight I won't be able to catch the game. :~(
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Post by hawkwing » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:07 pm

It was a good game, closer than the final score indicated, in my opinion. The game was very much in question with just 2 minutes to go.

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Post by Gunk » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:34 pm

Well, we beat the odds against Princeton. That's good.
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Post by BroncoBot » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:55 pm

Gunk wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:34 pm
Well, we beat the odds against Princeton. That's good.
Hopefully they stay in our favor against UTA. That was an odd loss last year. We just got spanked. I wonder how much of the team chemistry and Mika leaving and a bad divorce etc etc etc was getting into the team's head. They looked awful. I think we return the favor this year. BYU by 20.

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Post by Gunk » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:19 am

BroncoBot wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Gunk wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:34 pm
Well, we beat the odds against Princeton. That's good.
Hopefully they stay in our favor against UTA. That was an odd loss last year. We just got spanked. I wonder how much of the team chemistry and Mika leaving and a bad divorce etc etc etc was getting into the team's head. They looked awful. I think we return the favor this year. BYU by 20.
Team last year was a head case. We'll never know, but I suspect all the above affected things quite a bit. There was very little chemistry last year.
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Post by nuk13 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:34 am

hawkwing wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:07 pm
It was a good game, closer than the final score indicated, in my opinion. The game was very much in question with just 2 minutes to go.
You may be right but BYU answered the question. Let's hope in a few weeks we can still say they are answering the question.

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