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Basketball Prediction Contest: Bulls at UCF

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Welcome to the 2018-19

TheBullsPen.com

 Basketball Prediction Contest

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The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on!

Game 25
(Contest Game 24)

 

South Florida Bulls at UCF

 

 

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Wednesday, February 13      7:00 p.m. EST


CFE Arena       Orlando, FL

 

Congrats to contest Game 24 winner !

The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select winners and leading contributors in each Bulls hoops game this season. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans around the globe. The contest is a season-long chase so don't miss a game.

 

Next...the rules:

1) You must be a registered member of this message board.
2) You must completely answer the contest questions.
3) There can be no modifications to your post after scheduled game start time
4) Your prediction must be part of this original thread
5) Post must be submitted prior to game's published start time.
6) Ties will be decided by Bulliever starting with accuracy on first - last prediction.

PLEASE READ ABOVE CAREFULLY - If a rule is broken, your entry will not count. You may appeal any ruling, if you choose, but only Bulliever or his designee will hear appeal.

For additional contest rules, please read the small print below.

 

And now, the contest:

For the Bulls game vs. UCF on Wednesday, February 13 (7:00 pm ET start), please select the following:

1) The winner
2) The margin of victory by your predicted winner
3) Bulls leading scorer and point total
4) Bulls leading rebounder and rebound total
5) Team Free Throw percentage (i.e. 72.9%)

Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be:

1) South Florida
2) 22
3) Collins - 21
4) Yetna - 11
5) 80%


The contest winner will be chosen based on a points system as follows:

1) Correct on winning team - 10 points

2) Correct on Margin of victory - 15 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted margin - 0 points awarded if actual winner not predicted.)

3a) Correct Leading Scorer - 5 points
3b) Leading Scorer's correct point total -10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading scorer not predicted.)

4a) Correct Leading Rebounder - 5 points
4b) Leading Rebounder's correct rebound total - 10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading rebounder not predicted.)

5) Free throw percentage - within 3 percentage points of actual - 10 points; 5 percentage points of actual - 5 points; 10 percentage points -1 point

 

 Games will be decided and winners announced.  There will be a smaller prize for each game winner and a Grand Prize for those with overall point total other category wins - tracking of game averages, wins and total points scored for the season!  The key will be mindful of the game schedule and enter each game!

 

 This game winner receives:  

NCAA South Florida Bulls Mini Pilsner, 2.5-ounce, 2-Pack

 

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Have Fun and follow the Bulls throughout the 2018-19 season!

 

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(Mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup)

 


Stats Updates (02/03, through Memphis game - contest Game 21)

Total Points (Top Ten):

bullsfan27 665
DELdaBull 593
&rew Bull 566
JJZbulls 559
NewEnglandBull 542
MikeG 540
Apis Bull 535
George Jenkins 525
bcgruber 512
NJBull 511

 

Most Wins:

bullsfan27 3.5
&rew Bull 3
George Jenkins 2.5
JJZbulls 2.5
Apis Bull 2.5
NJBull 2
CountryBull 2
cophbulls 1
mikemcp88 0.5
chapelbull 0.5

 

Highest average points (Top Ten, min 10 games):

bullsfan27 35.00
chapelbull 33.14
cophbulls 31.62
&rew Bull 31.44
CountryBull 31.44
JJZbulls 31.06
Apis Bull 29.72
DELdaBull 29.65
NewEnglandBull 28.53
MikeG 28.42

 

Individual Game Winners:

Game   Name Points
       
1   George Jenkins 37
2   &rew Bull 40
3   bullsfan27 44
4   bullsfan27 43
5   JJZbulls 26
TIE   Apis Bull 26
6   bullsfan27 43
TIE   George Jenkins 43
7   NJBull 50
8   CANCELED  
9   George Jenkins 49
10   Apis Bull 46
11   NJBull 44
12   CountryBull 45
13   bullsfan27 51
14   JJZbulls 49
15   cophbulls 47
16   JJZbulls 42
17   mikemcp88 30
TIE   chapelbull 30
18   &rew Bull 56
19   CountryBull 35
20   Apis Bull 41
21   &rew Bull 40

 

Most points scored in a win (Top 5):

&rew Bull 56
bullsfan27 51
NJBull 50
George Jenkins 49
JJZbulls 49

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Let's do it

USF

5

Collins 17

Durr 9

67%

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USF

2

Rideau 16

Yetna 10 (Durr 8 ) if Yetna is still out

65%

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1) USF
2) 3
3) Collins 18
4) Yetna 12
5) 78.9%

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USF

1

Collins 19

Durr 9

68%

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I predicted USF to win the home return game but not the roadie.....So -

UCF

6

Collins 17

Yetna 12

70%

 

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This is not a huge deal but before this gets out of hand, I think we need to address it.

I don't know why some people are putting "Yetna X or player B if Yetna does not play"-- that does not seem how this is supposed to work. Part of the prediction is knowing who is playing-- and yeah-- USF is making it a "game time" decision with him each time but it seems unfair to let people hedge their guesses by allowing them to put this down. And is it just not playing or the fact that they dressed for the game but never went in-- does that matter. I think this opens a large can of worms over what is supposed to be a simple contest.

Care to weigh in your official ruling on this situation @Brad ? We had one guy do it last game and I asked then but still no word on how to handle this. I mean-- hell-- if you are going to let it stand, everyone will start putting in if/then clauses in the contest. "If USF wins 3 points, otherwise UCF wins 4 points" has about the same weight in my book. Well a bit more extreme but still-- players should be limited to making their pick and sticking with it.

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That is not allowed.  You pick one name and one name only that can be changed prior to the published (scheduled) game time.  

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USF

2

Collins 21

Durr 8

70%

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1) USF
2) 3
3) Collins 23
4) Yetna 9
5) 68.3

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