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Revenge Game: #17 Georgetown Hoyas (21-8, 10-7) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (23-7, 10-7)

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Georgetown Hoyas Cincinnati Bearcats
Georgetown vs. Visitor
#17 (21-8, 10-7); RPI: 8 NR (23-7, 10-7); RPI: 36
Date: March 5, 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Fifth Third Arena
TV: MASN Spread: Cincinnati -3
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: n/a
Online: ESPN3.com SBN Affiliate: Down The Drive
Game Watch: Old Dominion Brewhouse - 1219 9th St. NW


(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Well, it is finally spring break, a chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy the Big East Basketball tournament. Before that starts, we need to know what seed we will be, however, and that will be determined today. A lot is riding on this game. We cannot end the season 1-4 and still have a shot at a decent seed in the Big Dance. For that reason, a win today is crucial.

Unfortunately, I will not be on warm, tropical island beaches, but will instead be turning Henle 41 into an oasis, carting in bags of sand and a little kiddie-pool to pretend that I am in Jamaica or Cancun. The best part though, is that I won’t have to suffer through 12-hour physics problem sets where I stare at hieroglyphics with a confused look on my face. Hopefully the team performs better today than I do when I get my grades back on those homeworks. Hoya Saxa!

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

And with a trip to the Queen City, Georgetown's second season comes to a close. This conference season has been filled with highs and lows and right now, Georgetown is a team struggling to reinvent itself without its undisputed leader, Chris Wright. Unfortunately the last Cincinnati game began Georgetown's recent slide and to break the slump, we need the other seniors to snap it together and carry the team.

With the exception of a tough loss to UConn, Cincinnati has been playing very well over its last several games and has almost certainly secured another trip to the NCAA tournament. Coming off 2 losses, OldHoya expects the Hoyas to make a strong push early and it's particularly important for Julian to take Yancy Gates (twice the headcase that OldHoya ever was) out of the game.

Realistically, both teams are playing to position themselves for the Big East Tournament but Georgetown has to want this game more - both to snap the current losing skid and to show some confidence without Chris. OldHoya can't make this trip but looks forward to watching it at any place other than Clyde's.

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

Well, last time I picked the Hoyas and that worked out well enough for UC so I am definitely going to do that again. Hoyas 65-6

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:

OH CRAP

How could one not be nervous? The Hoyas are either playing on Wednesday or knee deep in the Tuesday cesspool! I am glad that the blogdorks ask me to comment on my nerves and not my confidence, because I have none. This team has looked shaky since Marquette. Without #4, we are goddam earthquake shaky. We need this win. Nerves are high now and nerves will be astronomically high, come 2 PM on Saturday. I think I am going to go out and buy a bite block today.

Number of Beverages: As a result of the Saturday shenanigans, my body has staged somewhat of a protest against me. Once we are down by 8 in the first half, I will have to summon my Adonis DNA and F18 my way through the game.

Let's Go Hoyas! I need that Wednesday game and I need it to be @ 9 PM!

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

The Line: Cincinnati -3.

Would you bet against a Bearcats team playing its best basketball of the season at home on Senior Day against a Georgetown team playing without its floor general? Neither would I.

And neither would Charlie Sheen.

The pick is Cincinnati -3. Final score Bearcats 73 - Hoyas 62.

Casual Hoya is 16-13 ATS. Last season: 22-8 ATS.

www.CasualHoya.com: Where Your Money Stays And Plays.