|Georgetown Hoyas||Seton Hall Pirates|
|#9/8 (20-5, 10-4); RPI: 13||NR (18-9, 7-8); RPI: 34|
|Date:||February 21, 2012 ||Location:||Newark, NJ|
|Time:||7:00 p.m ET ||Arena:||Prudential Center|
|Online:||ESPN3.com||SBN Affiliate:||South Orange Juice|
|Game Watch: Iron Horse 507 7th St. NW|
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
Glad to see alumni getting into the act of promoting games on campus with flyers. Also, great Georgetown contingent in Providence. I have no doubt that we'll have a good turnout for Villanova and Notre Dame. But right now, Seton Hall. A must win game for them. A very important game for us. We have to match the intensity of the Pirates(they'll be coming after our ships hard). The recipe for success is some contributions from the freshmen, a solid performance by Henry Sims, and controlling Theodore and Pope. This is a two-headed Seton Hall monster, which means it can be tamed. On some level, I like that this game is on the road: it allows the team to focus more, especially with the 3 day weekend. This is where this team can show it means business for a top-4 finish. Let's go prove ourselves for what seems like the 50,000th time this year and go hard in the MOTHA F*CKIN PAINT
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
Sad but true, Georgetown will be making its second trip to lovely Newark, New Jersey in the last two years to face Seton Hall, a scheduling fluke that really only benefits the Turnpike fast food joints. OldHoya prefers the train for a trip up north but candidly, who doesn't like waiting for a barely warm and overpriced BK double with a large coffee?
The Hoyas have had some good battles with Seton Hall over the years but to paraphrase Rick Pitino, Terry Dehere and Andrew Gaze aren't walking through that door. Seton Hall has been competitive this year and is the type of team that Georgetown has struggled with, particularly with a bruiser like Pope. The view from courtside is bright for this game, however, and OldHoya expects a win.
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
Seton Hall is very good at home, only losing twice this season with both coming during their 6-game slide. I think the Pirates pull off the upset, as they need it more and the Hoyas will (hopefully) take them lightly. Pirates in a nail-biter, 68-66.
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
With identification in my possession, I will be making the trip to Newark this evening to watch this epic showdown. I have never been to The Rock. I can't say that I am excited about dealing with NJ trains during Rush Hour. What is exciting about Newark? The prospect of turning the lights back on in the CASUAL LUXURY SUITE. That excitement will be sustained for about 4 minutes of the game until I realize that I have to haul my over-served ass back to Westchester when the game is over. At least I can look forward to an early morning dentist appointment on Wednesday!
The Hall: Well, they have a 28 y.o. crotch-punching guy that has been shot or collapsed or something (or both). I also think they have a pretty good Point Guard. They have played some pretty good teams pretty close. I think that this is a game that I would have been nervous as hell about last year. I simply think there is more fight in this team and more of that 'refuse to lose' mentality than we have seen in a long time (maybe the entire III era?). I am not saying that we will blow these cats out, but I think that we do what we have done all year. Take their best shot, win, move on and put it in the EYE of Katz, SethDuke Davis and that miserable shitstain Gottlieb.
My nervousness level is ELEVATED. Scared as hell, but not too nervous.
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -2. Over/under 123.5.
Georgetown is a matchup nightmare for the Pirates with a zone defense that can thwart Theodore on the perimeter and an inside presence to cause problems for Herb Pope. The Hoyas defense has been stifling of late, and I expect the Hall to struggle to score points. The Hoyas are 7-3 ATS when holding opponents under 60 points and the Pirates will be right at that number.
The pick is Georgetown -2. Final score Hoyas 67 - Pirates 58.
Casual Hoya is 14-10-1 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14 ATS.
Overall: 54-32-1 ATS.
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