|St. John's Red Storm||Georgetown Hoyas|
|NR (10-14, 4-8); RPI: 143||#12/11 (18-5, 8-4); RPI: 13|
|Date:||February 12, 2012 ||Location:||Washington, DC|
|Time:||1:00 p.m. ET ||Arena:||Verizon Center|
|Online:||ESPN3.com||SBN Affiliate:||Rumble In The Garden|
|Casual Pregame: Irish Channel Pub - 500 H St. NW|
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
It is incredibly difficult to beat the same team twice in one year. Not to mention a team that is out for blood after losing to us at home by 20. This St. John's team really needs a win and will come out hungry for one. At the same time, Georgetown will certainly be fired up to try and get back on track after a bizarre and depressing ending at Syracuse on Wednesday. Hoping that Markel Starks' GUSA campaign will lead to a consistently impressive end to the season. Would also love to see Henry Sims have a big game, after having a rough time up in Canada. Bottom line the Hoyas need this game to stay on pace for a top-4 finish. Let's go out and get it. We Go Hard In The MotherF*ckin Paint Movement since 2012.
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
Other than the rivalry against Syracuse, OldHoya thinks the Hoyas-Redmen games are the best and he very much enjoyed his trip up to New York to watch the Hoyas beat St John's last month. That victory was made all the better as it was followed by a nice meal at one of Mario Batali's overpriced Italian restaurants which was washed down with copious amounts of Chianti Classico.
OldHoya hopes the Hoyas can play with the intensity they showed against the Orange for the rest of the season, and wants to celebrate what should be an easy win over this St. John's vintage with a nice light beer at Gordon Biersch in Chinatown to build his tolerance in preparation for the Casual Extravaganza at the end of the month
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
I see a beating. I see the ref coming to center court to mercy rule it. Kidding. The Johnnies will have competitive moments, get blocked a lot, show some fight late, and lose by about 20.
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
Not really nervous about this game. SJU is beginning to look like one of the more unhinged teams in the country this year. They play teams tough that they shouldn't and look terrible against teams that should be a good matchup. I will not be making it to the game, but I am certain that our home arena will be as well attended as a D-League game. The only positive takeaway is that I will be spending around 25% of the cost of a Stella TO DRINK THE SAME BEER. The downside is that I will go back to my 331st home improvement project IMMEDIATELY after the game ends. Hoooo-ray!
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -15.5. Over/under 129.
After a rough start in Big East play, the Hoyas are amazingly 3-0 ATS in their last three games though still just 2-4 ATS at Verizon. 15.5 points is not exactly a line that screams "take the Hoyas" and I have to think that a lazy Sunday game at Verizon isn't exactly going to bring the best out of the boys coming off the riveting display against Syracuse. Can the Hoyas beat St. John's by 16? Obviously - been there done that. But I'm still not comfortable throwing my lady lumps against a team that can be down 20 in the final minute and still cover.
The pick is St. John's +15.5. Final score Hoyas 71 - Johnnies 58.
Casual Hoya is 12-10-1 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14.
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