RPI - Pomeroy - Sagarin Rankings 12-09-09
Interesting how our lack of quality opponents have affected the current rankings. The Pomeroy is really confusing. Last week UNC was higher than us, but after we defeated them, they jumped to 40. We moved up about 9 spots. Its early for all these systems but it seems like the Sagarin is probably the closest in terms of predicting tonights spread.
Real Time RPI http://www.realtimerpi.com/
7 Connecticut 6-1 0.6935 14 0.6313 Bige 0-0
38 Kentucky 8-0 0.6214 170 0.4952 Sec 0-0
Sagarin Rankings http://www.kiva.net/~jsagarin/sports/cbsend.htm
IMO UConn doesn't have the inside game to keep our bigs in check. Cousins will have a big game. He just doesn't have the experience in playing against bigs his own size. I'm sure he didn't get much of it in HS, and it was glaring in the UNC game. Tonight he'll be back to form.
Wall has everyone's attention. Dyson has something to prove tonight and I think that will be his mistake. He has a tendency to make bad decisions and I think Wall will get into his head. Kind of like a Cousins self destruct against UNC, although not quite as bad as Cuz's. UConn will go as Dyson goes.... At least that's what I'm hoping.
If we can just manage the manageable stuff we will be ok. Like hydrating well John, suck it up and quit whining Cuz, reduce the turnovers to under 15, and hit those dog gone free throws, especially the front ends of the 1 and 1. I think we'll go to the line a lot tonight.
A healthy Bledsoe would go a long way. They have 2 fine guards.
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