|South Florida Bulls
|NR (13-9, 6-3); RPI: 76
|#14 (17-4, 7-3); RPI: 13
|February 4, 2012
|11:00 a.m. ET
|Casual Pregame: Irish Channel Pub - 500 H St. NW
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
I have a burning vision in my memory of Dominique Jones mouthing off to me after beating us at the Verizon Center two years ago. I'd like to erase said vision from my memories. However, South Florida is much different than UConn. They have a very balanced attack, and it's very hard to tell who is going to hurt you from their team. That being said, they've had a fairly easy Big East schedule so far, and have only won one tough game in my opinion (Rutgers). I wouldn't underestimate them though, because Gus Gilchrist has given Georgetown problems in the past. The inside is not nearly as strong for South Florida as it is for UConn. Also, USF has a lot more depth than UConn, so my one key to the game will be Markel Starks not getting in foul trouble, especially against the surprisingly good freshman PG for the Bulls, Anthony Collins. The only thing I like about USF is the one fan who wears the hat with horns. I hope to make him cry tomorrow.
Go Hoyas. See you at 7 AM (that's right boom, we go hard) at 7th and F.
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
OldHoya doesn't know where USF is located, what their mascot is, or when they joined the Big East.
And he doesn't care.
That good or we need more?
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
This feels eerily familiar to "Y'all come see Dominique Jones play!" game. A nationally ranked Georgetown easily dispatched a national power (Duke, UConn) the previous contest and have a rivalry game right after this one (Villanova, Syracuse). I could see Georgetown overlooking the Bulls and letting USF steal another game at the Verizon Center.
Bulls win 55-50.
A guy can dream right?
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
The University of South Florida. Leave it to the state of Florida to name a school after an area where the school isn't located. I think that is funny. I also think that I hate this game. A Saturday game against The Bulls? I am certain that everyone that reads this reality tv blog has some recollection of a certain player taunting the nerdy students after going off. I don't think this will be a problem this year, because taunting blue chairs doesn't have the same appeal as frightening dorky white kids.
The Green Bulls have played much better than anyone expected. Because of this, I don't think they will be sneaking up on The Hoyas. This fact has no bearing on my low level of nervousness . I guess I am simply prepared to be disappointed by this team. You know what won't be disappointing? The fact that my wife's friend is coming to town and bringing her brother. This means that Mrs. Jahidi will be off lunching and looking at homewares for the majority of the afternoon. The brother (tolerable Duke Grad) and I will be left alone to relax and watch alot more hoops than normal. I think today's beverage might be yeungling. I can't wait to crack the first one when we are down 11 to open the 2nd Half. Bottoms Up!
Like a Hindu Cow...
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -9. Over/under 115.
115! Mid-level high school games should net more than a 115 total, but whenever these two squads get together it's u-g-l-y and you ain't got no alibi. The Hoyas snapped its ATS losing streak in beating UConn, but giving 9 points here in what should be a brutal, low-scoring game might be too many. This ridiculous 11am start so that the Verizon Center can get ready for the Jonas Brothers concert is reason enough for Georgetown to break its lease and #OccupySmithCenter.
The pick is Bulls +9. Final score Hoyas 61 - Bulls 53.
Casual Hoya is 11-9-1 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14.
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