Needless to say everyone on the staff failed to pick Wake Forest to fall to Delaware State and with good reason as there was a 93% chance according to KenPom's ratings of winning, with the expected margin being a 15 point Wake Forest victory. Well that game was a perfect example of the 7% on KenPom as Wake failed to make open shots, played careless defense at times, and Delaware State consistently knocked down contested jumpers to pull off the shocking win.
The writers look to get back on track this week with a game against Big 10 opponent Minnesota, who ranks in the top 40 of the KenPom ratings (Wake stands at 112). While this is seemingly a large gap, basketball is indeed a game of margins and with homecourt advantage worth roughly 3 to 4 points this game should theoretically be a good one. Indeed the picks match the logic that it should be close and for the first time this season there is truly a diversity in views about how this game will go down. Let's jump in and take a look at what the BSD crew expects to happen: