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And it Begins... #20/21 Georgetown Hoyas (0-0) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (0-0)

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Georgetown Hoyas Old Dominion Monarchs
Georgetown vs. OldDominion
#20/21 (0-0, 0-0); RPI: n/a NR (0-0, 0-0); RPI: n/a
Date: November 12, 2010
Location: Norfolk, VA
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Ted Constant Center
TV: CSN+ Spread: Hoyas -2.0
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: n/a
Online: GameTracker SBN Affiliate: n/a
Casual Game Watch: Iron Horse Taproom - 507 7th St. NW


(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Opening up the season against Old Dominion is a chance at redemption, for everyone. I have successfully forgotten last season’s loss at McDonough because the game was the evening after a crushing Organic Chemistry final and I had already spent the afternoon drinking away my sorrows. Everything got right around the time I decided to play football in three feet of snow. College is the best.

ODU plays a bruising, Big East style of play that may be trickier to handle this year. However, if our players come out of the gates ready to avenge last season, we will do well. I think that our seniors (we actually have seniors this year) will not let the team forget about last season, because it is do or die for them. Speaking of our seniors, the only thing that gets me up in the morning for my brutal 8:50s is the fact that I often get to cross paths with Austin and Chris coming out of the ICC - I try and resist the urge to ask for a picture with them, since I am obviously wearing my sweet casual headband.

Hopefully Georgetown hasn’t removed my access to CSN+ (not that I have ever used that channel before) in its budget cutbacks (thank you to Yates for no longer supplying towels) so that I can see the game. It may not be January, but today is the start of a new year. Hoya Saxa!

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

Old Dominion. FOR THE FIRST GAME? Many complained about Big John opening with Sisters of the Poor but OldHoya remembers them fondly for one reason: wins. Confidence for a new team is vitally important, particularly as this year's team looks to establish a new chemistry without Greg Monroe. ODU has played incredibly well against Georgetown in recent years and this looks to be precisely the type of game that will prepare the Hoyas for the rest of the season - a big road game against an established squad. Don't get it twisted, though, OldHoya expects Georgetown to be victorious and led by Wright and Freeman with a strong showing from the freshmen.

OldHoya heads west for a weekend of college football but looks forward to Monday's home opener with Tulane. Though he'll be in a box this weekend, he'd never dream of watching a hoops game that way. OldHoya is well known for berating refs and opposing fans and the big money in the boxes simply doesn't stand for being a real fan.

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

ODU returns five players who averaged between seven and nine points. That's part of the problem in beating ODU-you can't point to one or two guys and say "we shut them down and we win."

Here's the other thing about them. I'd wager they shoot about 11% from three the first 15 minutes of each half. But in the last five minutes of each half they don't ever seem to miss. It's really weird.

ODU 62, Georgetown 57

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

Who cares what some student or an old dude thinks? This is the perspective that will make or break your season.

ODU returns four starters from last year's 27-9 squad that won the CAA title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Monarchs were 15-0 at home last year and have won 23 straight at the Ted which currently ranks fourth in the nation behind Kansas (59), Siena (38), and Xavier (24). ODU is a scrappy team that will do all it can to keep this game low scoring and in the 50s. Georgetown's lack of size shouldn't hurt it in this game as ODU starts no one over 6'9". So, the question is simple: will Georgetown's guards be able to make enough plays to cover this 2 point margin? The answer is...I think so.

The pick is Georgetown -2 and it is a (very) hesitant one. Final score Georgetown 64 - ODU 59.

Casual Hoya is 0-0 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.

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