Prognosticators Game One (CAL) Predictions

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EricLA

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I was HORRIBLE at this last year but i'll give it a shot along with some comments.

UCONN was great in the 2 exhibition games in turning defense into offense - fast break, getting in passing lanes, etc. But... especially in game 2, they were nothing short of awful in the half court, especially when Crystal was not on the floor. They also got faked out too many times on jab steps letting the other team shoot a wide open 3. A team that is patient on offense showed that they could eventually get UCONN out of position and get an open shot - we basically played a Div 2 team even in the 2nd half. We gave up over 50 points to them. A fast paced team like Oregon could put up 90+ on us with defense like that.

Moreover, Cal is a physical team. I suspect that while Lou and Phee could play thru overly physical play, I'm not so sure Meg, Christyn, or Olivia can. I think Cal plays a very physical style. I think they will bump cutters and try to foul on every possession, which means refs likely won't call it every time down the floor. If that all happens, I can see a much closer game than many would like. Cal is "ranked" in the 35-45 range - getting some votes in some of the polls. It's not like they are a scrub team.

UCONN 79
Cal 69
 
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75 to 55
I suspect we can't get to 80 as the players are still getting used to their new roles.
That and the starters will play 27-34 minutes and Geno won’t take his foot off the gas. Can’t wait to see how much time the 8th and 9th players on the bench get while the game is still undecided.
 
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Ok I guess I will do my best not to completely blow it UConn 85 the poor under dog Cal 52
 
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UConn 64 Cal 57

Ania 8 Rebs 9 points 3 assists,, 3 blks,
A.Griffin---9 Rebs 10 points,, 6 blks
Olivia -----11 points 9 rebs 5 assists, 2 fouls, 6 blks
Evelyn---2 points 3 Rebounds
Walker--22 points 7 rebs 5 assists
CW----- 9 points 10 assists, 2 steals, , 3 blks
Danger--2 points, l4 assists
Irwin---3 regs, 2 points
Bent-- 2 points, assists
Evina--still waiting
 

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UConn 64 Cal 57

Ania 8 Rebs 9 points 3 assists,, 3 blks,
A.Griffin---9 Rebs 10 points,, 6 blks
Olivia -----11 points 9 rebs 5 assists, 2 fouls, 6 blks
Evelyn---2 points 3 Rebounds
Walker--22 points 7 rebs 5 assists
CW----- 9 points 10 assists, 2 steals, , 3 blks
Danger--2 points, l4 assists
Irwin---3 regs, 2 points
Bent-- 2 points, assists
Evina--still waiting
You have UConn scoring 64 points, but when you add up the points scored by the players it comes out 69, which is it?
 
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You have UConn scoring 64 points, but when you add up the points scored by the players it comes out 69, which is it?
Poor math skills or I expect them to make baskets that are taken away. Either explanation works for me--or I could just lie and insist it adds up to 64 points----But thanks for not seeing the obvious --I picked Uconn to squeak by. If that happens it will be a first in many many many games. You can't say I avoid controversy
Semper Fi, Sarg!
 
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Lots of excitement, lots of unknowns. Looking for Cdub to shine this year and some surprises. May have to be patient as Geno’s demand on D could really knock some players off their stride and losing 1 of the teams best passers etc leaves only CD at this point to be conductor and driver of the game in Geno’s system. Uconn for the win.
 
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Poor math skills or I expect them to make baskets that are taken away. Either explanation works for me--or I could just lie and insist it adds up to 64 points----But thanks for not seeing the obvious --I picked Uconn to squeak by. If that happens it will be a first in many many many games. You can't say I avoid controversy
Semper Fi, Sarg!
You could just claim fuzzy math.
 
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