I'm going to make a score prediction contest, but not for brackets. Predictions for each game must be posted at least 5 minutes before the announced start time. It doesn't matter if you predict a day in one post for each game or one post total as long as each game is predicted in time. If you are worried about not predicting games in time, you can predict days in advance, but your predictions will be worth 5 less than the worst person's score if you are wrong about one or both teams in the game. The reason it is 5 less rather than a fixed amount is that the predictions have a maximum score of 100 but no minimum score. You can predict in advance and change your predictions as much as you want as long as each game is predicted in time. Here is how the predictions will be scored:

Start with 100

Subtract 3 points for each point you were off on the margin

Subtract 1 point for each point you were off on the combined score

Points off is treated identical in both directions. If a team wins by 4, predicting them to win by 1 and win by 7 get the same deduction from the first category.

If you predict Hofstra to win 80-75 and they win 81-70, you will get 78. If you don't understand how to calculate that example, tell me.

I predict:

James Madison 76, Drexel 75

Delaware 76, Elon 72

Towson 87, William & Mary 85

Hofstra 83, UNC Wilmington 78 (I hope Hofstra wins by more)

I posted this at

http://www.flyingdutchmenfans.com/viewto...f=2&t=1580 and I'm combining both forums into one contest.