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Right the Ship - West Virginia Mountaineers (9-4, 1-2) vs. #13 Georgetown Hoyas (12-3, 1-2)

West Virginia Mountaineers Georgetown Hoyas
Loyola vs. Georgetown
NR (9-4, 1-2); RPI: 14 #13 (12-3, 1-2); RPI: 1
Date: January 8, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: ESPN2 Spread: Georgetown -5.5
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: 143
Online: ESPN3 SBN Affiliate: The Smoking Musket
Casual Festivities: Fado (Pre) & Iron Horse (Post)

(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Somehow the last few days have flown by. Second semester will soon be upon us and I should probably figure out what my fifth class will be; I would love to finish up my history Gen-Ed, but I would be 65 people down the waitlist for a class of 30 people. That means that everyone would have to drop the class three times before I would be even close to making it in. Thank you Georgetown…

When we faced off against UCONN last year over break, I made the four hour drive down in the morning and back up in the afternoon with my friend from home, sneaking him in with a counterfeit GoCard. The comeback win was one of my favorites so far as a student. However, with the light flurries of snow, my mother would be worried about me making the trip. I am just hoping that we can shake this funk and get back into the groove with which we kicked off the season. I am tired of going into rooms and hearing people say, "Really? St. Johns?"

West Virginia will be a challenge. The 11am start will be as well. Anyone looking to pre-game will have to try the Bob Huggins double shot at 7am (a Bob Huggins consists of four shots of whiskey, vodka, rum, and everclear). Goes great with napalm. Beat the Mountaineers.

Hoya Saxa!

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

In the 1970s, Georgetown played in a loose alignment of schools called the ECAC South (Eastern Coast Athletic Conference Southern Division). The best four among this loose confederation of schools met in Morgantown, West Virginia for a playoff, and the winner of which would qualify for the NCAA tournament. In 1975, the four playoff ECAC schools were Georgetown, West Virginia, Villanova, and George Washington. The finals came down to Georgetown v. West Virginia... read more here

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

No predictions from me, but I think the Mountaineers feel pretty good about this. They got a win they needed and the loss to St. John's doesn't bug them as much now knowing they might be good this year. I'm certain you'd agree with that. They've been pretty good on the road and, no offense, Verizon Center at 11 a.m. probably won't be that intimidating. That said, WVU has a hard, hard time keeping guards out of the paint and that should excite the Hoyas. WVU has also had its issues with rebounding and with keeping both hands on the wheel and those are things Georgetown tests and can probably exploit.

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:


Jahidi wishes not to rate his nervousness. The Hoyas have looked like hot green baby shit every time he has rated them.

Number of beverages consumed before 11am: 4

Likelihood of not remembering the second half will directly correlate with the amount of points that we are down when the Verizon overlords turn off the beer spigots.

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

The Line: Georgetown -5.5. Over/Under 143.

The tough loss to St. John's at MSG which followed on the heels of a lackluster performance against DePaul which in turn followed a terrible showing at Notre Dame tells us one of two things: Either 1) Georgetown isn't as good as we think, or 2) the Hoyas are due for a statement game. Winning against a Huggins-coached squad is never easy, but the Hoyas are flat-out better than the Mountaineers in all facets of the game and I'm betting on the latter.

Country road, take me to the fucking bank.

The pick is Georgetown -5.5. Final score Hoyas 72 - Brokeback Mountaineers 64.

Casual Hoya is 12-3 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS. : Where Your Money Stays And Plays.