View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
Like most of my fellow classmates I'd rather be watching Monday Night Football, but I did go on the internet during philosophy class this morning and found the following stats:
The All-Time Series with Georgetown...The Mount and Georgetown will be meeting for the 26th time on Monday night at the Verizon Center. It is a matchup of the two oldest Catholic Universities in the nation with the Hoyas holding a 20-5 lead in the series.
* Georgetown was founded in 1789 while the Mount was founded in 1808.
* This is the second-straight season the two teams have played. Prior to last year's 69-58 Georgetown win on Dec. 20, the previous meeting between the schools came in 1962.
* The Hoyas are 16-2 all-time at home against the Mount, including a 32-30 victory in the first-ever meeting on Jan. 11, 1926.
* The last Mount win over Georgetown was 93-79 at home on Jan. 18, 1961.
The Mount vs. Ranked Opponents...The Mount has a 1-14 record vs. ranked opponents since joining NCAA Division I in 1988-89.
* In the season-opener this year, the Mount lost to No. 17 Oklahoma, 95-71. Mount St. Mary's trailed 55-50 with just under 15 minutes left in the game, but the Sooners scored the next seven points (all at the foul line) and went on to the victory.
* Last year, the Mount fell to No. 15 Georgetown, 69-58, on Dec. 20 at the Verizon Center.
* The Mount's lone win against a ranked team came at No. 21 Georgia Tech on Dec. 18, 1995. Jeff Balistrere hit a game-winning lay-up at the buzzer to send the Mount to the victory at the Omni in Atlanta.
* Mount St. Mary's head coach Milan Brown is 0-5 all-time against ranked opponents. The losses have come to No. 1 North Carolina (113-74), No. 22 Maryland (89-56 on Jan. 4, 2005), No. 21 Notre Dame (78-64 on Nov. 29, 2003), No. 15 Georgetown (69-58 on Dec. 20, 2008) and No. 17 Oklahoma (95-71, Nov. 14, 2009).
* The Mount has advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament three times, facing one of the top teams in the nation each time. In 1995, the Mount lost to No. 2 Kentucky, 113-67, while falling to No. 2 Michigan State, 76-53, in 1999. In 2008, the Mount lost to No. 1 North Carolina, 113-74.
Defense, Defense...After allowing 95 points in the season-opening loss at Oklahoma, the Mount defense has returned to form over the past four games.
* The Mount has held the opposition to 59.0 points and 36.0 percent shooting over the past three games.
* The opposition is shooting just 25.4 percent (17-of-67) in that stretch from three-point range.
Stuffing the Stat Sheet...Senior forward Kelly Beidler had an outstanding game at Navy on Saturday. * Beidler had nine points, 14 rebounds, five steals and four blocks in the 65-56 overtime win.
* The five steals were a career high while the four blocks matched a career high.
* The 14 rebounds (12 on the defensive glass) were just one off his career high of 15 set in the Mount's 69-60 win against Coppin State in the NCAA Opening Round game in 2008.
Boardwork...The Mount held a 45-40 advantage on the boards in the 65-56 overtime win at Navy on Saturday.
* The Mount is 2-0 this season when holding an edge on the boards.
* In the team's two losses, the Mount has been outrebounded by 18.5 boards per game. Both Oklahoma and Niagara grabbed 51 rebounds against the Mount.
* Under head coach Milan Brown, the Mount is 52-26 when holding the rebounding edge in a game, but is just 25-76 when the opponent outrebounds the Mount.
* Mount St. Mary's is allowing 15.8 offensive rebounds per game this season.
Man, this philosophy class is really boring.
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
OldHoya's vacation through the Italian countryside sadly comes to an end this evening, and he expects to make his triumphant return to Court Side for the game against American on Saturday. In the meantime, we suggest pouring yourself a nice Chianti in his honor while watching
Monday Night Footballthe Hoyas this evening.
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
Shockingly Vegas doesn't have a line on tonight's Hoyas game, so let's focus on the game that really matters.
The Saints are 5-0 Straight Up at home this season and 7-3 ATS in their last 10. As a 1 point favorite at home this is basically a pick 'em, and I'll take the undefeateds in the crazed Superdome against pretty boy Brady and his legion of Massholes. Who Dat.
The Pick: New Orleans Saints and the Over (56.5).
On the season:
The Hoyas are currently 1-1 ATS (that's 'Against The Spread' for those just tuning in).
Georgetown is 1-0 ATS on the road and 0-1 ATS at Verizon.
Casual Hoya is 2-0 ATS, 1-1 in Over/Unders.
www.casualhoya.com : Where Your Money Stays And Plays.
Check back throughout the day for updated media coverage and during the game for updates.
Will Nikita have more fouls than points, again?
This poll is closed
He won't play