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Calm Before the Storm - Loyola (MD) Greyhounds (4-5) vs. #15/13 Georgetown Hoyas (9-1)

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Loyola (MD) Greyhounds Georgetown Hoyas
Loyola vs. Georgetown
NR (4-5, 0-2); RPI: 190 #15/13 (9-1, 0-0); RPI: 1
Date: December 18, 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: MASN Spread: Georgetown -21.5
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: n/a
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, it seems that we once again are supposed to arrive at the arena tomorrow earlier than normal. I had planned on sleeping in and showing up a bit later than usual, but this may change my decision. I really do not appreciate politicians coming to the games. Last year before the Duke game, I worked out for two weeks to make it so that I could wear body paint. However, the added security thought that blue and grey paint was a "potential threat." I was not exactly pleased to paint my body in a blizzard…I was sick for a full week after that.

Some students finished exams this week and a bunch of my peers have exams today during the game and are therefore unable to attend. However, I am going to venture out of my Henle into the lightly snow-dusted city to attend even though the lack of sleep is causing me to pop cough drops as if I have an investment in Halls.

The Greyhounds of Loyola-MD have never beaten a ranked team, and I hope we are not the first. It will be a battle of dog vs dog. Hopefully Jack makes short work of the lesser dog. Hoya Saxa!

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

There's little to complain about following the Hoyas' impressive showing against App State and OldHoya takes particular pride in having seen Wright and Freeman's games grow over the past 4 years to the point where Chris is throwing great no looks on the fast break. Couple that growth with Jason Clark taking over and this season continues to have the mark of something special.

There's little question that OldHoya has room in his heart for only one Jesuit university, let alone one university in the national capitol area. Although these programs have played many times (with Georgetown holding a 35-7 advantage), they haven't met for 35 years - damn near too far for OldHoya to remember. But not one to let down his followers, OldHoya and his courtside companion, LongtimeHoya scoured the interwebs (truly) and have decided that Coach Patsos is truly crazy and deserves some heckling. Enjoy.

Exhibit A - Exhibit B - Exhibit C - Exhibit D

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

The underdog greyhounds inspired by a rowdy, vocal group of fans (myself and 5 friends) will jump out to an early lead and cause Casual Hoya's in game thread to explode with panicked comments (Casual Note: This will definitely happen and I'm already looking forward to it).

Then reality will set in and the Hoyas will win by 30 or 40 points.

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

The Line: Georgetown -21.5.
The Hoyas were favored by 21 against Appalachian State and I am still licking my wounds for not being able to foresee Moses Ayegba's garbage time dominance that blew the chance for the Mountaineers to taste the sweet nectar of a cover. I will not make the same mistake again. Not today, anyway. I think.

The pick is Georgetown -21.5. Final score Hoyas 82 - Greyhounds 56.

Casual Hoya is 8-2 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.

www.CasualHoya.com : Where Your Money Stays And Plays.