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It's Been So Long Since Last We Met: #10/9 Georgetown Hoyas (19-5, 9-4) at Providence Friars (13-14, 2-12)

Georgetown Hoyas Providence Friars
Georgetown vs. Visitor
#10/9 (19-5, 9-4); RPI: 13 NR (13-14, 2-12); RPI: 156
Date: February 18, 2012
Location: Providence, RI
Time: 7:00 p.m ET
Arena: Dunkin Donuts Center
TV: MASN Spread: Georgetown -7
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: 134
Online: SBN Affiliate: N/A
Game Watch: Iron Horse 507 7th St. NW

(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Well this week a lot of the focus on my end has been on my first post on Casual Hoya, which will certainly not be forgotten having garnered 200+ comments. Anyways, regardless of student attendance, this is a game that Georgetown must win in order to stay on track for the possibility of a top-4 Big East Finish. LaDontae Henton is tough, he's the type of player that we struggle with. However, we have to make sure their guards don't beat us, which is how we won the game in December. Vincent Council, Gerard Coleman, Bryce Cotton. Shut those guys down and we have a pretty good shot. That's why Jabril Trawick will likely play a big role in this game, much as he did in December. Another good opportunity for Hank Sims to regain his form against a weak frontcourt. No one cares much about this game on campus, but make no mistake about it, this one is big for Georgetown, who can't afford to lose games they should win at 9-4. We Still Go Hard In The Motha F*ckin Paint. Henry Sims, rejoin the movement.

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

Even though Providence has been struggling the past few years, OldHoya is happy that the Friars seem to be on the uptick. A good Providence team is good for the Big East Conference, and new head coach Ed Cooley has done a good job of somehow convincing some of the nation's best high school talent to play in Rhode Island.

OldHoya always enjoys a nice trip up to New England and never leaves without grabbing a lobster roll for the road. Let's hope the Hoyas can leave with a win as well, since the Big East standings seem to be getting tight and Georgetown needs this win to help secure a double-bye in the Big East Tournament.

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

I think it's going to be a tough one for the Friars, but they won't go away easily at home in front of a packed crowd. Georgetown 69, Providence 65.

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:


The last time we saw these guys in Providence, The Bunk turned the game into a festival of ugly. It truly was like watching obese people make the sexy. Unfortunately, I was unable to see the game in person, because I was in Rhode Island. Today, I will also be in Rhode Island. I have secured a rental car and will be burning up the eastern seaboard in a KIA RIO to witness this game in person. I plan on getting there early enough to hang with excommunicated Casual Hoya blogdork, lordnick for a while in order to try and RELAX before a stressful game with the Friars. I am certain that lordnick, being the Providence expert that he is, will take me to the finest Chili's that the city has to offer.

My hope is that by getting there 4 hours early, I will be able to consume about a dozen of these Narragansett Talls before heading into the devil's grundle to watch us duel to the death with the 3 C's, or whatever they call themselves. Based off the last game we played, which almost caused me to get kicked out of my hotel room by Mrs. Jahidi, I would say the old nervous level would rate up at SEVERE. I can't say it is a gin level of nervousness, but I also can't say that it is a wine spritzer level of nervousness. Either way, the outcome will likely lead to the KIA RIO being parked at the Mohegan Sun at 5:00 AM on Sunday morning and me curled up in a ball behind a slot machine after spending the night watching an 80 y.o. Asian lady split queens again and again. Here's to hoping...

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

The Line: Georgetown -7. Over/under 134.
After the ATS loss to St. John's, the Hoyas are now 11-8 ATS and just 7-6 ATS as a favorite. The Friars are 4-5 ATS in home games, but 5-10 ATS against teams with a winning record and 1-5 ATS when playing on Saturdays. If I'm tossing money on this game I'm going big on the boys in blue or gray, because Providence is a team the Hoyas can exploit inside and out. If Georgetown makes shots this go-around, this can get out of hand early. It won't, because the Hoyas always seem to play down to the level of their opponents, but whatever.

The pick is Georgetown -7. Final score Hoyas 73 - Friars 63.

Casual Hoya is 13-10-1 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14 ATS.
Overall: 53-32-1 ATS. Where Your Money Stays And Plays.