(Perspectives After the Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
I am so confused by our Hoyas. It is almost like we flip a coin before each game and decide whether we want to win or not. I am tired of losing to every crappy team we face. That is why I am happy that we are playing against West Virginia, because that leaves us with a chance of winning. However, we have been not looking good lately and I hope that someone can get us out of this slump; I am confident one of our players will rise to the occasion.
The big question will be whether or not our guys can play in an arena where you are constantly getting bombarded with not only words but also whatever projectiles students can find, from banjos to quarters to moonshine bottles. Honestly, it is as if they are modeling themselves after Syracuse. Words are fine (like telling Coach Brey up close and personal that the turtleneck fashion disaster he has going on makes him look like a complete schmuck), but throwing coins and bottles is just stupid.
However, right now I am more upset at our student section, the turnout for the Notre Dame game was fine, but if people stand silently we have no home court advantage at all. If the players look out at their fans and see a few screaming idiots (which I am perfectly fine calling myself) amid a sea of stoic faces, there is little to rally behind. I will be optimistically watching the West Virginia game at Tombs praying for a win (and the safety of our players). Hoya Saxa!
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
OldHoya doesn't have many kind words for West Virginia, especially after they ruined the reputation of the Big East by hiring a guy like Huggins. However, OldHoya does enjoy putting on his old coonskin cap every now and again when it gets cold out, and he promises that if Georgetown can manage to win this one without Freeman that he'll be drinkin' some moonshine all night long.
OldHoya also enjoyed Deliverance, especially the dueling banjos.
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: West Virginia -5.5. Over/Under 141.
The line opened as the above but with the news of Austin Freeman's absence has increased to -6.5. More impressively, the over/under has dropped a whopping 4.5 points to 136.5. Good thing Teddy got in at 141.
Without Freeman the Hoyas are toast. WVU clinches a double bye in the Big East Tournament with a win, and there's no reason I can see they won't be laying the smacketh down on the Hoyas' candy asses all night long in Morgantown. In the last 3 years, Georgetown is 20-37 ATS against teams in the Big East.
The pick is WVU -5.5 with a final score of Brokeback Mountaineers 72 - Hoyas 63.
On the season:
The Hoyas are currently 12-11 ATS.
Georgetown is 5-3 ATS on the Road, 5-8 ATS at Home, and 2-0 on Neutral Courts.
Casual Hoya is 16-7 ATS.
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