GOG 2011-12 #21: The Final Four

Kentucky is back in the Final Four! Unlike last year, this team was expected to be here by pretty much everyone before the season even began. The Final Four this year features two games that are rematches from the regular season. UK defeated UL 69-62 on December 31 and Kansas defeated Ohio St 78-67 on December 10.

GOG introduction and rules here.

A handy breakdown of how each player has performed in the tournament is available at

UK-UL game preview and box score from the first meeting.

Ohio St-Kansas game preview and box score from the first meeting.

Entries are due by tip-off of UK-UL 6:07 PM Eastern Saturday, March 31.

GOG 2011-12 #21: Final Four [max 50 points]

  1. Who wins the Ohio St/Kansas game? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] Kansas
  2. How many points does Ohio St score? [4/3/2/1 points] 62
  3. How many points does Kansas score? [4/3/2/1 points] 64
  4. Jared Sullinger did not play back in December due to back problems. Predict his Made FGs/Offensive Rebounds/FT Attempts against Kansas [2 points each, 6 points total] 5/6/4
  5. Aaron Craft could be a disaster for Tyshawn Taylor. How many times does Craft steal the ball from Taylor? [3 points] 1
  6. How many shots do Anthony Davis and Jeff Withey combine to block in the three games (FF + NC)? [5 points] 22
  7. How many points does UK score against Louisville? [4/3/2/1 points] 69
  8. How many points does UL score against UK? [4/3/2/1 points] 61
  9. The first game between the Cats and the Cards was an ugly affair with both teams posting their worst offensive efficiency of the season (86.9 for UK, 78.1 for UL). Does either team post an efficiency better than 100? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] yes
  10. Terrence Jones was still suffering from a broken finger back in December which severely limited his offensive ability. Predict his Made FGs/FG Attempts/Dunks. [2 points each, 6 points total] 3/8/2
  11. Anthony Davis vs Gorgui Dieng: Which big man has the best Block-to-foul ratio? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] Davis
  12. Marquis Teague vs Peyton Siva: Which point guard has the best Assist to Turnover ratio? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] Teague
  13. Russ Smith vs Kyle Wiltjer: Who attempts more shots-per-minute played? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] Smith
  14. Does Eloy Vargas play in the first half against Louisville or in the championship game (if UK makes it there)? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] Yes
  15. Which UK player exceeds their Tournament Average in points scored the most (see the link above for the tournament average)? You can pick "No One" here too. [3 points] Update: This is against Louisville Davis
  16. How many made 3 point shots do Doron Lamb, Kyle Wiltjer, and Darius Miller combine to make? [5 points] 2 (this was supposed to be against UL only, they hit 6 in the 2 games)

1 Wild Weasel 11 21 205 5 0.199 9
2 kcgard2 10 19 207 4 0.227 5
2 ukcris 10 19 216 3 0.233 4
4 btcoop71 9 20 244 2 0.249 3
5 a2d2 4 21 257 1 0.250 1
6 floundringaround 2 19 184 7 0.200 8

10 100 11 0.213 7

1 10 17 0.167

16 196 6 0.249 2

1 17 14 0.283

11 88 12 0.169 12

big-cuz fan
1 9 19 0.200

15 132 8 0.192 10

13 112 9 0.19 11

1 10 17 0.21

Ken Howlett
10 106 10 0.215 6

1 12 16 0.26

6 75 13 0.28

Anything but Gatorade
1 15 15 0.32
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