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Keep the Momentum Going: Providence Friars (14-9, 3-7) vs. #13/14 Georgetown Hoyas (17-5, 6-4)

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Providence Friars Georgetown Hoyas

Opponent
vs. Georgetown
NR (14-9, 3-7); RPI: 97 #13/14 (17-5, 6-4); RPI: 5
Date: February 5, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: MASN Spread: Georgetown -11.5
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: n/a
Online: ESPN3 SBN Affiliate: n/a
Casual Pregame: Fado - 808 7th St. NW


(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Oh Georgetown. I went out last night for an initiation party and before the gathering actually got off of its feet, SNAPs came because a neighbor called them (although the neighbor must have been a bat because I could not hear a thing while outside the house). Georgetown residents have no respect for the social lives of the students and it has become very irritating lately. I know that this is not basketball related, but the new ordinance passed in DC where police can arrest anyone on the spot for making noise after 10pm and put them in jail for up to 90 days is excessive. Students are in an uproar and Georgetown seems to be tossing us and our social lives under the bus.

Outside of fighting the man, students are excited to fight Providence (appreciate the segway I just made there). Both us and the Friars have wins against Villanova and Louisville in the past two weeks, which shows how good of a team they can be. On a side note, I am not exactly sure why anyone would choose a Friar as a mascot. Maybe someone at Providence is a huge McDonalds fan and just misspelled fryers. We cannot let anyone come to the phone booth and push us around. Hoya Saxa!

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

It definitely looks like we've turned a corner as a team and while OldHoya is well aware that every Big East game is a monster, it's tough to believe that this one isn't winnable. Pretty much everything about Providence indicates that their Nova and Louisville wins were flukes but with a scorer like Brooks, anything is possible.

Like you and me, the team has been reading the papers and understand that they are playing some outstanding basketball. It's particularly nice for them to be doing well as their former comrade in arms, Greg Monroe, gets the recognition he deserves on his NBA season and will be playing in the Rookie-Sophomore game.

Though the team isn't supposed to look at wins and losses, the fans are and this winning streak is something to be proud of. Keep in mind that tomorrow's game is the final one before we start playing that team from Upstate New York. Let's all be in top form to cheer the Hoyas to a victory as they continue to play their best basketball as the conference season makes the turn to the second half.

Make me proud students. WE ARE...

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

PC has been atrocious on the road. West Virginia beat them by 30, South Florida scored 50 second half points against them, and Rutgers and Seton Hall ran away from them. Georgetown is hot, the Friars' season is teetering, even after a sloppy win tonight over USF. The Hoyas win this one by 13. 84-71.

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:

GUARDED

Good teams win tough games on the road. Good teams take care of business against lesser teams at home. I think that we are playing like a good team. Can The Hoyas live up to the new standard that I have set for them? I think that they can. I can't say that I am not nervous about this game, but I can't say that I am as nervous as I was for the Jersey Turnpike DESTRUCTION tour. I would have to say that my level of nervousness is steady at a GUARDED level. This games smells like a trap, but I think the team really clicked the last 2-3 weeks and will take care of business.

I am making the trip down for this one, so I won't have access to the 24oz. I will make several trips to the beer stand, though. My hope is that they are leisurely trips. My fear is that they will be full sprints because I need to get back to my seat to watch their guy score the rest of his 87 points.

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

The Line: Georgetown -11.5

Two weeks ago this line would have been something like Georgetown -5.5, so in choosing where to move my heaping piles of cash it's imperative to take a look at some numbers: Providence has lost 6 of its last 9 against the spread, and in 2011 has lost by single digits on the road only once (by 7 at USF). On 12/28, Providence lost at Syracuse by only 7 to cover a 13 point bulge, BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT ONE (for those journalists unable to detect humor, that was a joke). The Hoyas should score with relative ease in this one, and I don't see how the Friars will keep up against an improving defense.

The pick is Georgetown -11.5, and I already hate it. Final score Hoyas 78 - Friars 64.

Casual Hoya is 15-7 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.

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