|NR (3-5, 1-1); RPI: 322
|#18/21 (7-1, 0-0); RPI: 64
|December 10, 2011
|12:00 p.m. ET
|Casual Pregame: Irish Channel Pub - 500 HSt. NW
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
Finally some basketball! Finals suck a lot and nothing like a little Hoya basketball to at least provide me with some sort of break before the finals I have on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. That's right 3 days in a row, let's do this. Don't know much about Howard but given that they played ODU close and beat W&M this should not be a game the young Hoyas take lightly. Put it away early and get everyone some playing time. The best thing to come out of this game could be if Howard brings their Showtime Marching Band, which is literally Drumline on steroids. See y'all at 7th and F in the morning. IT'S SOOOO COLD OUTSIDE.
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
Folks - we're back for another game and let's get the obvious out of the way: Howard should not be much of a challenge. They've struggled mightily so far this season and with Georgetown playing at a high level against all opponents, this shouldn't be a major issue.
Now, OldHoya is a Georgetown supporter to the end but if you haven't taken in a game at Howard, you're missing out on quite a spectacle. Let me be honest - this gym is tiny but intimidating and the fans are rough on the opposition. At any given time, there are at least 2 dance teams up and moving and various fraternities and sororities break out in unison throughout the game. I've heard a lot of heckling but it's tough to believe the stuff the opposition puts up with through the game.
But folks, the table is turned. Howard is entering the Verizon Center and the Hoyas need fan support to get through these early games. See you at the game.
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
The Hoyas should win easily by around 30 points or so. HU is simply not in the same class (duh). Let's say 75-48.
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
Ladies and Gents, here we go. 'Tis the battle for the mayors cup! LeDroit Park vs. Uppity Georgetown. I wonder if they will cart the same lame trophy that they use for football. These noon tips are worst. I will probably be getting my updates from my phone as I enjoy a holiday brunch with friends in SoHo.
Howard should pose no threat for the team. Having said that, I always have this feeling that one of this games, we will come out and lay a complete egg. I am hopeful that the team plays well early and everyone gets some extended time on the court. I love watching #0 clutching his shorts and gasping for air after 2 trips down the court. It reminds me of...me. I do have to say that I am actually experiencing elevated levels of nervousness for this game. I think 6 Bellinis will help wash that away!
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: OFF
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Pardon my French, but this blows. No line in a Hoyas game from Vegas once again, so I am forced to take a journey to the land of make believe and set one myself. Today I'll roll with Georgetown -22.5, since the Hoyas have been plowing over their lesser opponents of late and winning by large margins.
The pick is Georgetown -22.5. Final score Hoyas 79 - Bison 56.
Casual Hoya is 5-3 ATS this season.Last season: 18-14. Overall 45-25.
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