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New Beginnings: Cincinnati Bearcats (12-4, 2-1) at #11 Georgetown Hoyas (13-2, 3-1)

Cincinnati Bearcats Georgetown Hoyas
Visitor vs. Georgetown
NR (12-4, 2-1); RPI: 134 #11 (12-2, 3-1); RPI: 9
Date: January 9, 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: ESPNU Spread: Georgetown -6.5
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: 125
Online: SBN Affiliate: Down The Drive
Casual Pregame: Iron Horse - 507 7th St. NW

(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Well, we're back in DC as the Hoyas take on Cincy tonight. I'm not going to lie to you, I have an irrational fear of Cincinnati based on our results against them ever since I've stepped foot on campus. Our game against them last year spelled the end of the season for Georgetown, for all intensive purposes, so I hope to god we can avenge this tragedy. I fully plan on getting Yancy Gates to knock me out, and get him suspended for the rest of the season(how I will do that is yet to be determined). I do feel like I am hitting mid-season form with my fan skills, so hopefully the Hoyas will show that they are hitting their stride as well. Sean Kilpatrick makes me nervous as does Justin Jackson, who can rebound the ball. Similar to Georgetown, Cincinnati has some length, but they also have essentially no offensive system, no coach, and no players (just thugs). Weird start time aside, let's ZIP EM UP!!!!! Hoya Saxa.

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

OldHoya is still seething after that game against WVU and wishes he were courtside in Morgantown so he could have sent a message to those trigger happy refs himself. Tonight, OldHoya looks forward to being back at Verizon, and hopes the Hoyas can win this one to avenge last season's loss in which Chris Wright broke his hand.

OldHoya still doesn't consider the Bearcats a true Big East rival, and doesnt' quite understand why they serve chili with spaghetti in Cincinnati.

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

DD: I have to take Georgetown in this one. The Bearcats haven't done well in Washington in the past and I think Georgetown presents some match up problems for the Bearcats small ball approach.

BB: I have a bad feeling it's going to be more like the game 2 years ago in DC than the one last year. Not quite by the margin, but by the losing. I don't know how this Cincinnati team plays on the road, and they haven't played that well lately. I'll go Georgetown 69-60.

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:


What an awful weekend. I sat through that eye-gouging loss without so much as even sniffing an adult beverage. Normally, the first sign of a GU game playing out like that is cause to begin to pour as much Coors Light down my throat as science will allow. Unfortunately, I did very poor resolution negotiations and made a commitment to pick January as my 'dry-out month'. Why did I not bargain for something that would have been easier like bacon or strip clubs or black licorice? Instead, I am now forced to spend the next 3 weeks watching this team with no anesthesia. I then proceeded to follow the scores of every conference game for the rest of the weekend and realize that I may not make it past next Sunday when I will be watching us play the Johnnies from great seats.

Cincinnati. Can we pull out that vengeance tour bus from the 2010 BET and get that thing going? I really want to pay Cashmere back for RUINING MY SPRING. Now that we have that out of the way, let me tell you how nervous I am about this game? This team is no slouch. Yancy gates has the ability to 'Kevin Jones' us on the inside, Jacknife Powerbomb Henry Sims and then lay The People's Elbow down on everyone that comes to rescue Hank. While, Yancy can't shoot from the outside, it seems that those around him can. Can you say Holy Shit? I can, but the blog lords will translate it 'Oh Crap!'

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

The Line: Georgetown -6.5. Over/under 125.

The good news for Georgetown is that Cincy plays a very similar style to West Virginia. The bad news for Georgetown is that just like the games against WVU, the games against Cincy are equally difficult to watch and often shitshow foulfests. I expect this one to be low scoring, and though I don't like giving up this many points in a Big East game, I'll roll with the Hoyas since the game is at home and Georgetown can't play much worse than it did on Saturday. I think. This is a reluctant Hoyas selection. Very reluctant.

The pick is Georgetown -6.5. Final score Hoyas 74 - Beacats 66.

Casual Hoya is 8-7 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14.
Overall 48-29. Where Your Money Stays And Plays.