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Beginning of Homestand: NJIT Highlanders (3-3) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (6-1)

NJIT Highlanders Georgetown Hoyas
Visitor vs. Georgetown
NR (3-3, 0-0); RPI: 316 NR (6-1, 0-0); RPI: 64
Date: December 3, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: None Spread: OFF
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: OFF
Online: SBN Affiliate: n/a
Casual Pregame: Irish Channel Pub - 500 HSt. NW

(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Limited reaction at least at the time of the Thompson bomb, but the campus all realized that the Hoyas had a big win on Thursday over Bama in Tuscaloosa. Now whether that means attendance improves in sections 115-116 and 105-106 has yet to be seen. We'll find out today, as the Hoyas take on NJIT, a slightly different opponent than Bama. I think the campus thinks we'll win, but guess what? I thought we'd beat USF 2 years ago at home until Dominique Jones decided that he wanted to ruin my weekend by shoving a dagger through my heart. So let's put this one away early, build some momentum for the rest of the homestand, and for god's sake get the Booth rocking. See you in line early tomorrow morning at 7th and F.

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

OK, folks, we've got a team that we can be proud of and one that is demonstrating potential to really do some nice things. The last play against Bama didn't quite erase the taste of the Central Michigan loss but it went a long way to taking the sting out of Tuscaloosa. Truly, Georgetown had its 3 most experienced players involved in the play and got a last second 3 for its best shooter. Excellent teamwork and precisely what we've come to expect from this year's squad.

And now we're home against the Highlanders of New Jersey Tech, huh? Coach thought this year's Hoyas would need some confidence boosts and I'm glad to say that doesn't appear to be the case. But yeesh - OldHoya might break out his hightops because there's a good chance Coach will be looking to empty the bench early and might even throw some fans out there.

Student section - let's show some love. Your men's basketball team has now beaten 2 top 15 teams in the past couple weeks and particularly in these sleepy games, could use some extra support to fill the gym.

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

The Hoyas will have a distinct height advantage in this one, as the Highlanders feature just one player over 6'8" in 6'10" junior center Sean McCarthy. McCarthy, whose write up on the NJIT Athletic site includes the following, "Tallest Highlander sees most of his action coming off the bench, as he works to refine his skills and improve his conditioning to compete for longer stretches at the Division I level," is not likely to be a factor against the Hoyas.

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:


I am sorry that I am not writing with the same fervor that I had on Thursday. We won and I was very excited. The team did just enough to win a game that they should have won by double digits. We play NJIT today. I have nothing to say about them and I am not nervous. I can't be nervous because I am angry. Mrs. Jahidi is making me accompany her on a mission to acquire a tree and all other sorts of Christmas paraphernalia. Chances are very high that I will miss the game entirely when I am fighting off every other d-bag in southern CT in order to find THE BEST holly, poinsettias, wreaths, etc. I need to find a way to get a taste of the holiday high test, early on. This is the only way that I will persevere

Go Hoyas!

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

The Line: OFF

I'm of the opinion that if there's no line on the game then it's simply not worth playing. I also happen to be in Mexico right now tanning my butt cheeks after that ultra casual win over Alabama, so let's use an imaginary line in this one of Hoyas -22.5 here and roll the dice. JT3 will likely use the next couple of games to get the end of the bench some burn, so though the Hoyas should flirt with a 30+ blowout here, it's possible that the Sargeant Hightowers hit a couple of garbage threes to make the line (and the game) interesting. Adios.

The pick is Georgetown -22.5. Final score Hoyas 83 - Highlanders 58.

Casual Hoya is 4-3 ATS this season.Last season: 18-14. Overall 44-25. Where Your Money Stays And Plays.