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Home Sweet Home - UNC-Asheville Bulldogs (2-2) vs. #16 Georgetown Hoyas (5-0)

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UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
Georgetown Hoyas
UNC-A vs. Georgetown
NR (2-2, 0-0); RPI: 216 #16 (5-0, 0-0); RPI: 2
Date: November 27, 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: n/a Spread: OFF
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: N/A
Online: GUHoyas.com SBN Affiliate: n/a
Thanksgiving Hangover


(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

I am not thinking of anything at all right now. I am just lying here on the couch with a stuffed belly, feeling very content. Although I missed my train up to Baltimore (to drive with my friend from Johns Hopkins), I was still able to take a MARC train up. DC traffic around the holidays is just atrocious, and it didn’t help that the police closed off a couple blocks for an "investigation" and that a bunch of construction work was being done on one of the worst days of the year.

I unfortunately cannot make the drive down to the match-up against UNC Ashville, but have passed on my ticket to my roommate who will attend. Student participation at any game over a break is pretty weak, and I don’t expect this game to be any different. However, I will be following closely from my couch (I am not yet in my parent’s basement with a pack of Oreos, but I am close) and hopefully our Hoyas continue the smack-down.

Also, if anyone has not seen the intro video to the game, watch it – absolutely incredible. Hoya Saxa!

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

And so ends another round of gluttony with family. As SleepyHoya ably wrote, there's plenty to be thankful for this weekend and this is an important game to shake off the cobwebs. There's no chance this year's Hoyas crop ate quite like OldHoya did but there's no doubt they packed away a few calories and need to burn them off.

With this the first matchup with UNC Asheville, there's little to write about though OldHoya notes that UNCA is a combined 0-10 against the Big East. Of course, coming off a 10 point loss to UNC, the Bulldogs are likely to be hungry. They appear to have a fairly balanced guard attack with a few decently sized guys and while OldHoya firmly believes that the Georgetown backcourt will dominate, this would be a great game for the Hoyas to set the tone early and dominate inside.

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

For the game, unfortunately for Asheville, I think Georgetown would be smart to press our guards and make them get rid of the ball. Dickey and Primm are dominating the offense, and if they are taken out of the game, it makes it that much easier for the opponent. So far this season, they are the only ones really producing at the level expected. Cunningham is a nice big man with a soft touch around the basket, but not the dominating big man you see in the Big East. If the game follows suit, Georgetown will be off to a big lead before the first official time-out and Asheville will once again be forced to play catch-up. Unless something special happens, I see Georgetown winning by at least 20 - 30 points. There will be times that Asheville goes on small runs, hitting threes and getting inside for a loose-ball basket or two, but I would be surprised if the Bulldogs can hang with the Hoyas. Predicting a final score is tough, but how about 87-53.

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

The Line: OFF

There is no Vegas line on this game which means that the Hoyas are predicted to baste these Bulldogs by over 20 points. Just to play a game with myself because I LIKE PLAYING WITH MYSELF I'll say the line is Hoyas -24.

The pick is UNC Asheville +24. Final score Georgetown 76 - UNC Asheville 55.

Casual Hoya is 5-0 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.

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