|Marquette Golden Eagles
|#11/12 (22-6, 12-5); RPI: 10
|#8/7 (24-6, 12-5); RPI: 7
|March 3, 2012
|2:00 p.m ET
|Game Watch: Buffalo Billiards - 1330 19th St. NW
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
Well my heart rate has gone up significantly since Wednesday, given that we can now finish anywhere from 2nd to 6th in the Big East. I went on Marquette student radio yesterday to talk about the game and what I discovered was I have a hard time describing one key to the game for Georgetown to win. This team is unique in that we can win in so many different ways. Marquette is such a tough team though right through from their guards to their bigs. And it's their senior day. Can Georgetown keep up its string of its best play this season? The student body is definitely excited about the hoyas chances the rest of the season and so am I. Let's keep going hard in the MOTHA fuck*n paint
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
Well, as the Big East as we've known it comes to an end, Milwaukee is something of a fitting place for our final regular season games. This has become a great rivalry and with neither Marquette nor Georgetown playing 1A football, should continue to grow. This season's first game against Marquette was simply outstanding, but both teams have grown since then. Marquette could have the Big East POY and Georgetown has simply put the clamps on teams down the stretch.
One historical note about Marquette that the young folk might not know - in addition to wearing the short shorts, Marquette was nothing if not fashion forward. How about young Butch Lee wearing a jersey that can't tucked in with the MARQUETTE name at the bottom - that is something special.
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
I think I saw something today that said y'all start five guys taller than 6'5" now. We have, like, two guys taller than 6'5" who play significant minutes. Add that to the fact that we never ever ever win on Senior Day, and I'm pessimistic. But I'm always pessimistic, so you might want to take this with a grain of salt. I'll say Georgetown 66, Marquette 62.
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
The last two games have been the most calm and soothing sporting hoya basketball experiences. One week ago, I sat next to Mr. Casual and the only thing that made me nervous was watching CasualHoya tweet THE ENTIRE game. I felt like I was on the 6 train next to teenager that pecks at her phone the entire time. The endless movements and pecks in my periphery wouldn't allow me to not pay attention. Against ND, I was really nervous that I was going to witness a barrage of 3s, only to see what sleepyhoya called 'the most satisfying game in a long time'. To borrow a line from from Fight Club, I was as calm as a Hindu cow for the rest of the game.
Now, I know it may surprise everyone reading this, but this magnificent basket case is at an OH Crap! level of nervousness for today's game. Playing Marquette on their home floor, on senior day after stealing the game at the Verizon Center? Come On? Oh, I forgot to mention that they got their asses handed to them in Cincinnati on Wednesday. I really want to win this game. I can't say that it has that much to do with getting the 2 seed for next week as it is the fact that I don't like these guys. They have the braided flopmaster, a guy named Vander Blue and this DJO character. Off the bench, they have the guy that most likely is getting some nice envelopes full of Catholic $$. What?!? his last name IS Mayo, right? Kids from that family won't even unzip their warmups for less than a casual Grand! Then, you have their coach. Can't stand the guy. This is a new development for me. I always found his Oklahoma/Texas sense of style and his ability to sweat out an ugly suit entertaining. However, when I think about his idiotic dancing episodes (the DJO dunk and, more recently, the Morgantown Waltz), I can't stand the guy. Seriously. He hillbilly dances across someone else's hillbilly court while looking at the camera, does an interview and apologizes to the hillbillies behind him that are in a fit of rage and the best explanation that he has is he was moved by John Denver's sweet voice? Buzz, just embrace the fact that you are a taunting asshole that wanted to do a farewell dance to honor the departing hillbillies! Embrace the fact that you are a prick and I would, at least, respect you!!!
Great! It is 6 AM and I have already worked myself into my own fit of rage. Should be a great morning of chore-doing. Costco is going to be an adventure!
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Marquette +4.5 Over/under 129.
The Hoyas are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games and 2-2 ATS on the road, numbers which don't offer much help in choosing a side here. It's also tough to use the first battle between these two as a real barometer, since I don't know whether the light went on for Georgetown against these guys in the 2nd half or Marquette just blew the lead, something they have done numerous times this season. Though I don't think the Hoyas will win this game, I do think they should be able to keep it close and should have a chance to pull it out in the game's final moments. These are two very evenly matched teams that both may get 3 seeds in the Dance, so I'll take the 4.5 points thank you very much.
The pick is Georgetown +4.5. Final score Marquette 66 - Hoyas 63.
Casual Hoya is 16-11-1 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14 ATS.
Overall: 54-33-1 ATS.
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