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Saturday Night Fever - #9 Georgetown Hoyas (20-6, 9-5) vs. South Florida Bulls (8-19, 2-12)

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#9 (20-6, 9-5); RPI: 5 NR (8-19, 2-12); RPI: 153
Date: February 19, 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Sun Dome
TV: MASN Spread: Georgetown -8.5
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: 131
Online: ESPN3.com SBN Affiliate: Voodoo Five
Game Watch: TBD


(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

With the weather warming up on campus, I don’t have to wish that I were on a beach in southern Florida to be content. Georgetown is one of the nicest places to be in the spring, and while this current weather is probably just a tease, it is a reminder that springtime is just around the corner; and with springtime comes pick-up football on Copley Lawn, GUGS returning to the grills, and a perfect excuse to day-drink.

This game is ours to lose. We may be coming off a loss, but the team has been firing on all cylinders, and it will be difficult for a bottom-feeder in the Big East like South Florida to pull off the upset. However, I probably said the same thing last year in the USF pre-game post and we all know how that turned out. We don’t have any bad losses yet, so let’s avoid dropping this one. Hoya Saxa!

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

Another trip down to that most traditional of Big East foes, South Florida. Let's not kid ourselves, this is a potential hazard with the Bulls hungry for a season defining win. But let's also be realistic and recognize that the Hoyas are the clearly superior team.

Last year's game at Verizon showed what USF is capable of but friends, Dominique Jones ain't walking through that door. This ought to be a game where Austin reasserts himself after an off night and Julian takes it to them inside. There's no doubt that Chris Wright remembers the Mike Mercer punk dunk and that should translate into early dominance

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

We'll lose, it just depends on by how much. Although we're good for one random Big East home win a year, and Georgetown has been the victim once before...

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:

HIGH

This game is going to be awful. People that live in FL are horrible front running sports fans. They bail on their teams at the first sniff of mediocrity. They probably just say screw it, I am going to play golf, tennis, fish or whatever people that live in FL do. The Hoyas will have the support of at least one arm flapping fan. Lordnick will be there, but he will be more concerned with getting on the jumbotron and finding a vendor that sells Peroni.

USF is a perrennial Big East celler dweller, yet they have managed to go 2-2 in their last 4 games against The Hoyas. Who can forget going to Verizon Center to see Dominique Jones play?!? What about them beating us a few years ago and denying us the right to a 2 day BET bye? What is their to be nervous about, right? The only thing keeping me from going SEVERE is the fact that we let one get away in Storrs on Wednesday. Having said that, I will still be rocking the HIGH level of nervousness. At least I won't feel like an asshole for heavy mid-day drinking during the 8th weekend in a row!

Estimated number of beverages: I got a case of Cloudy Bay for valentine's day. I will take down 1 bottle between 7-9 PM

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

The Line: Georgetown -8.5. Over/Under 131.

Even though it netted me an ATS loss, I liked the way the Hoyas looked against UConn. Georgetown played tough, hung in there, and was in a position to win outright despite Kemba's masterpiece and an off game from Freeman. I like the Hoyas to assert themselves early in this one and gain the final margin with free throws in garbage time.

The pick is Georgetown -8.5. Final score Hoyas 74 - Bulls 63.

Casual Hoya is 16-10 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.

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