Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Candace Parker Faces Tougher Georgia Team Than we Realized

One reason we try to play every team in the Value Add Basketball Game at least once is to catch mistakes, and we just caught one on the Georgia 2013 team.

We had printed "Layup 51-44" on the Georgia cards which led to them carrying a rating of -15 or the worst of 56 all-time great women's team. That was a miscalculation - the cards have been corrected to show their 51-52 Lay-Up range and overall that gives them an expected score against other great teams of a narrow 68-69 loss. 

We had already scheduled them against best team yet to play - Candace Parker and the Tennessee 2007 team - which we believe to be one of the best five all-time teams in our game.

The Vols will still be a 13-point favorite - but not a 27-point favorite from before we caught the mistake.

Georgia upset #8 Kentucky on the road late in the season. They then had to play Pac-12 teams on the West Coast, stunning #4 Stanford in the Sweet 16 to advance to the Elite 8, where they fell in overtime to #6 Cal. Obviously Tennessee will still be favored, having won the first of two consecutive national titles with dominant 34-3 and 36-2 records for a combined 70-5 mark despite playing in the tough SEC.

We will add the results once the game is complete.

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