Game Predictions 12/08/07

Crystal BallThe conference begins earnest prep for league play with an almost full slate of Saturday games (only Ohio State sits out today). They’ll be some great Top 25 intersectional battles – Illinois/Arizona, Duke/Michigan, BYU/Michigan State, some border wars – Indiana/Kentucky, PSU/Seton Hall, and some instate rivalries – Iowa/Iowa State, Marquette/Wisconsin. Should be a good Saturday for B10 Hoops viewing.

  • Illinois 70 Arizona 68 (ESPN noon)
  • Indiana 67 Kentucky 62 (CBS 4PM)
  • Iowa St 59 Iowa 55
  • Duke 91 Michigan 60 (CBS 2PM)
  • BYU 69 Mich St 69
  • Minn 78 Colorado St 54
  • W Mich 79 Northwestern 69
  • PSU 77 Seton Hall 71 (BTN 8PM)
  • Missouri 77 Purdue 68 (ESPN2 4PM)
  • Wisconsin 68 Marquette 63 (ESPN2 6PM)

I guess I’ll have to call for an overtime game for BYU/MSU.
Note: My prediction algorithm is based on Ken Pomeroy offensive and defensive efficiency ratings. I use my own methodology to tweak his ratings based on where the game is being played, then calculate a predicted score using the adjusted efficiency ratings and the expected pace of the game.

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  1. Game results:

    * Arizona 78 Illinois 72
    * Indiana 70 Kentucky 51
    * Iowa 56 Iowa St 47
    * Duke 95 Michigan 67
    * Mich St 69 BYU 61
    * Minn 91 Colorado St 74
    * Northwestern 65 W Mich 61
    * PSU 89 Seton Hall 86 (OT)
    * Missouri 91 Purdue 74
    * Marquette 81 Wisconsin 76

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