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CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS: #14 Belmont Bruins (27-7, 16-2) vs. #3 Georgetown Hoyas (23-8, 12-6)

Belmont Bruins Georgetown Hoyas


vs. Georgetown
#14 (27-7, 16-2); RPI: 58 #3 (23-8, 12-6); RPI: 15
Date: March 16, 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Time: ~3:10 p.m ET
Arena: Nationwide Arena
TV: Tru TV Spread: Georgetown -4
Radio: ESPN980 Over/Under: 133.5
Online: March Madness SBN Affiliate: n/a

(Perspectives After The Jump)

View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:

Well here we go. The big kahuna. The big dance. And boy am I excited. I really want to leave Georgetown with at least one NCAA tournament win and I think this is our best chance at that. That is not to say that Belmont is not a good team. However, it also doesn't mean that Belmont could beat the equivalent of the 1980 Russian Olympic hockey team in basketball. I will be headed to Columbus early this morning with my heart rate hovering around 200 bpm. I don't believe the student roadtrip has come close to selling out, but we'll try to provide a true Hoya presence in Ohio. I've had way too much fun writing these perspectives all year and I hope I get to inundate you with more ridiculousness in the round of 32....WE GO HARD IN THE MOTHAFUCKIN' PAINT #casual #cusesucks #bothmelosarestupid

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

Does anyone dispute that the NCAA Tournament is the best time of the year? OldHoya is plenty happy to celebrate with a few pizzas and decreased productivity during these early days and the joy is tripled this year with the Hoyas opening as a 3 seed and getting shipped to Columbus.

We've all read the pregame reports which consistently state that Belmont is a giant killer, but to this point they have not taken anyone down. Like the rest of the world, OldHoya cheered for them against Duke but now history (at least against Belmont) is on Georgtown's side. Recent tournament appearances haven't been so kind to the Hoyas but OldHoya is encouraged that those days are past, particularly now with Henry playing the best ball of his career and Otto continuing to impress.

For those lucky enough to make the trip to Columbus, you're stepping into OldHoya's stomping grounds for many years following his time on the Hilltop and his return to Georgetown. Do yourselves a favor and head to Schmidt's for some proper pregame gorging. Go Hoyas.

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

I see this game coming down to the last five minutes pretty close. I think you will get a decent lead on us at the beginning, but we'll start dropping some threes in the second half. The Bruins will pull away with 2 minutes left and win with the score 72-64.

JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:


The last week has been a pretty pleasant joyride from not having to worry about Georgetown v. Cuse in the Big East tournament, to a NCAA #3 seed. The only problem has been everyone and Doug Gottlieb's mom dropping to their knees to slurp the Belmont Bobcats or whatever the hell that hipster JuCo is called. Since Monday, all I've read is this thumb-sucking on CasualHoya's lunchblog about how our LENGTH will save us, or our INCOMPETENT FREE THROW SHOOTING will be our doom.

Well, let me tell you how this is going to go down: I will be flying First Class to Baja Mexico after driving to god damn Newark at 4am. If you turn around right now and look at a clock, divide that number by two, it's probably HALF the number of bloody mary's I have had since this shitstastic journey began. OOORR, if it's after noon, quadruple the number for the same result. Anyways, when I land in Hagarland or wherever the hell Mrs. Jahidilikespie has roped me into going to relax DURING THE FIRST WEEKEND OF MARCH MADNESS, I'm sure I will be hard-pressed to find a Cantina (Mexican Bartender) that gets (or knows) TRUCourtNancyGRACECrimeTV or whatever bush-league channel that will be showing the game. If I happen to pay one of these 'caballeros' enough pesos and they find the game, I will then come to realize that it won't be the (water in mexico joke ALERT) water that causes me to spend 75% of the game EN EL BANO, if will be my nerves.

If there ever was a time where OH CRAP! was a more appropriate level of nervousness, feel free to let me know in the comment section. God knows that I won't be able to read it IN JUAREZ. Here's hoping we get to do this again on Sunday when I am incarcerated by Los Federales.

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

The Line: Georgetown -4. Over/under 133.5
If the fucking 3-seed Georgetown Hoyas of the Big fucking East can't beat the fucking 14-seed Belmont fucking Bruins of the Atlantic fucking Sun by more than 4 fucking points in the first round of the fucking NC double fucking A Tournament then I think we all need to re-evaluate our fucking lives.

The pick is Georgetown -4. Final score Hoyas 76 - Bruins 65.

Casual Hoya is 16-12-1 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14 ATS.
Overall: 54-34-1 ATS. Where Your Money Stays And Plays.