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Hitting the Keys

We decided to do something this season immediately after games: Take a look back at StLouHoo's "Keys to the Game" from his preview and see how well the team did on those keys and how integral to the outcome those keys were.  For today's tilt with the James Madison Dukes from the other side of Afton Mountain, StLou identified the following keys:

Before Virginia's home matchup Saturday against the Ivy League's Lions, StLouHoo identified these keys:

1) Set the Mong00se loose.

2) 3-point shooting: Try and try again.

In his game preview, StLouHoo identified these three keys:

1) Pop out the bigs.

The HOOS Place Preview Prognosticator, StLouHoo, identified the following three factors as being key to securing the victory:

1) Kill them on the glass, both ends

The Hoos squared off against Arizona State with the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off championship up for grabs. As usual, StLouHoo did a stellar job previewing the championship game against the Sun Devils. His three key factors in this game were:

1) Ball Security.

In his preview of Virginia's 46-26 exsanguination of the Maine Black Bears, StLouHoo identified his three keys of the game:

1) Attack the passing lanes.

There is a very strong impulse to forget this one. It will go down in the annals of most humiliating losses in Virginia Basketball history.  No way around it.  From the head coach to the guy on the end of the bench, the Purdue Boilermakers spanked the Cavaliers with a steel girder.  Before the game, StLouHoo identified three keys the Hoos would have to hit in order to come away with the win:

The game preview for the Tar Heels almost writes itself by now as Roy Williams always has the same plan.  StLouHoo set the following as his three keys:

1) Defend the glass.