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The Debut of Moses! Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-3) vs. #9/10 Georgetown Hoyas (8-1)

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Appalachian St. Mountaineers Georgetown Hoyas
AppSt vs. Georgetown
NR (3-3, 0-0); RPI: 62 #9/10 (8-1, 0-0); RPI: 2
Date: December 12, 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: ESPNU Spread: Georgetown -21
Radio: SportsTalk 570 Over/Under: 149.5
Online: GameTracker SBN Affiliate: n/a
Casual Pre-Game: Irish Channel Pub - 500 H St. NW


(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Well, I guess my dreams of an undefeated season are gone, and KenPom can move that 0.01% chance of winning every game to 0.00%. Now that study days are in full swing and finals are about to start up, I am in the mode where each day is a blur of studying, eating, sleeping, and hitting the treadmill at Yates. Yesterday night, at my friend’s townhouse I had to ask, "What day of the week is it?" It is hard to keep days straight when the routine is taken away, and that is why the fact that we have a Sunday game makes absolutely no difference. Usually Sunday is my day to watch football and catch up on all my homework due in class Monday, but all I have to worry about now is doing well on finals and our basketball team passing the test that is Appalachian State.

I doubt student attendance at the game will be high. Anyone who wasn’t studying yesterday night was going out so hard to end the semester that the 10:30am alarm will be snoozed all the way to 2:00pm. As long as their basketball team isn’t as good as their football team, and as long as the refs show up, I am confident we will prevail. However, they only lost 76-74 to Miss St, and based on my experience over the last couple of years here as a Hoya fan, I will never take any opponent too lightly. I want to beat them so bad that we bring back Bryon Jansen. Hoya Saxa!

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

There isn't a hell of a lot to discuss with Appalachian State on today's schedule. OldHoya sees this as a time for Georgetown to right the ship following the Temple game and in preparation for a huge out of conference matchup with Memphis. Certainly not one to buy into the delusion that often overtakes this blog, OldHoya saw some things to build on in Philly, none more important than the continuing emergence of Julian Vaughn. Early start times to home games can lead to some sluggish play but if Georgetown can overcome that challenge, this should be a smooth game offering the opportunity for the talented younger players to see the floor.

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

ASU usually hangs tough with the power conference teams in the first half, and then fades in the final few minutes. I'll take Georgetown by 8-12, but don't tell them because if ASU wins, those hot dogs I had in Ann Arbor will taste like crow.

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

The Line: Georgetown -21. Over/under 149.5.

There's comedy, high comedy, and then there's Georgetown giving 21 points to Appalachian State.

The pick is Appalachian State +21. Final score Georgetown 78 - App State 61.

Casual Hoya is 8-1 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.

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