|#13/14 (23-7, 12-6); RPI: 10||NR (22-9, 12-6); RPI: 67|
|Date:||March 8, 2012
||Location:||New York, NY|
|Time:||2:00 p.m. ET
||Arena:||Madison Square Garden|
||Down The Drive|
|Casual Game Watch: AT YOUR DESK|
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
Georgetown did what they were supposed to do, so for us students who are staying near NYC we get to keep on coming back to MSG for at least another day here in Revengetour2012. Cincinnati is next, and I definitely want another shot at the Bearcats. First of all, there is no such thing as a Bearcat. Second of all, it took Dion Dixon channeling his inner Kemba to beat us in DC in early January. Cincy is still a dangerous team, somehow ending up with the 4 seed, despite being mediocre at best down the final stretch in the Big East Conference. If Henry Sims can play like he did, and continue starting the trend of #Simsanity, the Hoyas will have a great chance. Anything Jason Clark can provide for us would be a bonus as well. It seems like teams have been keying on JC more recently, but he's done a good job of getting other people involved. Those other people have certainly stepped up with Otto Porter and Greg Whittington playing well today. Zip em up, do whatever you have to. WE GO HARD IN THA MOTHA F*CKIN PAINT
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
With yesterday's outstanding win against Pitt, OldHoya can happily board the Acela for a "business" trip to NYC. The first game against Cincinnati was a low point this season and it'll be interesting to see how well the Hoyas can play against a second brutish physical team on their current Revenge Tour.
There is a serious danger in this game, however, and that's the new Cincy uniform. Those of us who lived through the 80s are reminded of one thing: Zubaz pants. OldHoya wants to extend this business trip through the weekend. Let's Go Hoyas.
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
The homer in me says UC will win. The realist knows that its the Big East tournament and weird things tend to happen. Oh and I hate revenge tours. The Bearcats were prime performers in everyone's revenge tour during the 2010 Football season. It was no fun.
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
I don't think the description of my nervousness level needs any great description...This is the BIG EAST TOURNAMENT. I will say that yesterday morning's schedule didn't really give me much time to work myself up more than what I indicated in yesterday's game thread. Today is different. My level of nervousness for today's game is more towards the redlining end of OH CRAP! We owe these guys something, man. I am tired of watching Cronin and his goons 'ugly up' games against us. Hopefully, we get more of the same from Henry and OTTO and JASON gets his groove back. We will need more even contribution and the same defensive intensity. Hell, who am I kidding...I would also take another beast ass game from OTTO and Henry, if it means that we beat these guys.
I would also like to make a small request to the basketball gods regarding the battle for Satan's affection that will be taking place prior to our game. PLEASE don't go to OT! OT would seriously hinder my ability to watch the game in it's entirety and likely cause me to have an aneurysm at the beginning of a business meeting.
Let's do this, BITCHEZ!
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -3. Over/Under 121.5.
Georgetown looked goodie goodie gum drops yesterday and that was despite Jason Clark and Hollis Thompson crapping the bed. The Hoyas should have beaten Cincy in the first matchup at Verizon, and I expect the Hoyas to zone the shit out of the Bearcats until they prove they can break it. This is a game Georgetown can win by double digits, so naturally I am terrified.
The pick is Georgetown -3. Final score Hoyas 67 - Bearcats 58.
Casual Hoya is 16-13-1 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14.
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