Battle of the Unbeatens - #16/14 Georgetown Hoyas (6-0) vs. #9/8 Missouri Tigers (5-0)

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Georgetown Hoyas

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#16/14 (6-0, 0-0); RPI: 7 #9/8 (5-0, 0-0); RPI: 48
Date: November 30, 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Sprint Center
TV: ESPNU Spread: Georgetown -1.5
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: 144
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MONSTER Game Watch: Iron Horse - 507 7th St. NW***


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For those attending the game watch, non-casual wristbands will be needed for drink specials, so look out for me - I'll be the guy wearing the Georgetown stuff.

(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

I do not really want to be back on campus. I was perfectly content lying on my couch. However, I must pass my classes to graduate, and I must graduate to get a job, and I must get a job to make money, and I must make money to go back to lying on my couch, so here I am, trying to figure out what the heck Kant is saying and whether or not he is just spewing some BS. Sometimes I wish that I wasn't receiving a liberal arts education.

It would be a lot easier for students to catch the fever if there were more games on campus this early in the year, but students are excited for the game. Finals are a huge buzz kill, but putting the smack down on Missouri (and Utah State this weekend, which seems to be the more anticipated match up) would allow us to demand more respect – the kind of respect that Doug Gottlieb has yet to give us (or receive). As long as the Hoyas show up and Austin Freeman brings the swagger, we can beat anybody. Hoya Saxa!

View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:

Another game with Mizzou? OldHoya's been laughing about that ill fated trip by Steve Stipanovich for the last 20 years. Never ceases to amaze. This year's version is a different squad and unless there's some late onset Montezuma's Revenge from Missouri's trip to Cancun, tonight's game will be a great challenge.

OldHoya strongly believes in neutral court games as they help Georgetown prepare for the postseason. That said, anyone who believes Kansas City is a neutral site is delusional. Capitalizing on a strong game against UNC-Asheville (and a surprisingly underrated start to the season), OldHoya expects another big performance from Julian Vaughn and hopes for an aggressive performance from the ever-developing Henry Sims. As will happen with almost all games this year, the backcourt will be the deciding factor and tonight will present a real challenge with a pressing team like the Tigers. Not one to make a corny joke, OldHoya will refrain from some Catholic "40 Minutes of Hell" joke here.

View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:

Mizzou has been a horribly slow starter this season, which is obviously alarming. They've made up for it by being mostly great in the second half (that's what depth and a fast pace do for you), but ... being a great second-half team only matters if you don't get blown out of the water in the first half. Mizzou will have to play with an edge they haven't had so far this season, but ... I'll be honest: I always pick Mizzou. Not because I think I'll be right or wrong, but because if they win, I simply want to say I predicted it. It's a lot easier than the alternative. Ken Pomeroy says Georgetown 74, Mizzou 73, so I'll say Mizzou 74, Georgetown 73. Eat THAT, Ken!

View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:

The Line: Georgetown -1.5. Over/Under 144.

Wait...Georgetown is favored at a neutral site that just so happens to be in the same state as our opponent who just so happens to be unbeaten and ranked ahead of the Hoyas in the polls and just so happens to feature a killer press that causes a boatload of turnovers?  YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT. 

Tonight is the night when the Big East flexes its muscle and shows the rest of the country what we've all known for years - the Big 12 is an overrated wasteland where NCAA brackets go to die.  Georgetown is 68-40 in non-conference games since 1997, and we all like trying for the big 69. 

The pick is Georgetown -1.5.  Final score Hoyas 76 - Mizzou 68.

Casual Hoya is 6-0 ATSLast season: 22-8 ATS.

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