|NR (2-1, 0-0); RPI: 216||NR (3-1, 0-0); RPI: NA|
|Date:||November 22, 2011
|Time:||4:30 p.m ET
||Arena:||Lahaina Civic Center|
|Game Watch: Your Parents Basement|
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
Well, Georgetown and Kansas had the easiest road to the final of the Maui Invitational, but unfortunately the Hoyas disappointed ever so slightly last night as they lost to a hodge-podge Kansas team. Tyshawn Taylor shot the ball better than he has in a long time, which for me was probably the difference in a game where the Hoyas also faced one of the best 3 big men, in my opinion, in the country in Thomas Robinson.
Ultimately, you go to Maui to play ranked teams, not Chaminade. However, that's exactly who the Hoyas will face in a consolation 2nd round game that is a must win. Chaminade gave a terrible UCLA team some trouble in the first half, before completely caving in half number 2. I want the Hoyas to play one more ranked team, Memphis, in the final of the consolation round. Let's get this W going away before I leave campus for Thanksgiving.
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
I'll save you the suspense, dear reader, OldHoya did not stay up till 2am watching the Kansas game. But even a cursory review of the box score shows and a review of the commentary that circulated shows that this is a team from which we can expect good things. Porter is starting to come into his own and continuing to build on the press will give our future opponents (particularly in the Big East) something that they haven't had to contend with before.
Turning to today's game, the Hoyas are battling the Chaminade Silverswords. Hell, what's to say? They get points for being a Catholic University and points for being in Hawaii but this ain't the squad that upset Virginia back when OldHoya was merely YoungHoya. A 30 point drubbing to a reeling UCLA squad? Georgetown can't look past these guys but until we square off with the Memphis-Tennessee winner, OldHoya encourages the fanbase to enjoy a few mai-tais.
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
You find a damn Chamindate blog.
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
Too tired to be nervous for the Silver Surfers, but realize that if Hoyas lose the season is over so. I feel like my head is in a bowl of Jell-O.
I think Thomas Robinson just dunked on Sims again...
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -23
This line opened at 23 and has been pounded down to 21.5 in some spots, with sharps clearly having no faith that the Hoyas can cover the massive number of points here. I think that 23 points is a lot for any team to be giving, especially a Georgetown team coming off a valiant effort against Kansas in which it left everything on the floor and is playing just 14 hours later. 23 points? I mean how can you ever feel good about giving 23 points in an afternoon game against a non D1 opponent on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?
The pick is Chaminade +23. Final score Hoyas 83 - Silverswords 61.
Casual Hoya is 1-2 ATS. Last season: 18-14 ATS.
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