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The Casual Awards: Here Come The Hoyas

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Happy Wednesday, everybody! The Hoyas took out Marquette in relatively relaxing fashion on Big Monday and before we flip the switch to start coverage of the Friday Night Special against the evil Cincinnati Bearcats we're handing out hardware to those most deserving. Away we go!

The Chris Wright Heart of a Champion Award:
Otto Porter. It goes without saying that Porter could be given this award after every game, but the Marquette effort was particularly compelling. Porter struggled from the floor (6-15) but still finished with 21 points, 7 rebounds and awesomely hit all 7 free throws in a game where Georgetown was in the bonus early and often. Otto Porter is everything.

Thanks for Everything Award:
Buzz Williams. Hoyas struggling to score and Marquette quickly slashing a double-digit deficit to just 3 with plenty of time left as Verizon gasps in horror? Have no fear, Buzz is here! Nice technical foul, buddy! 2 quick free throws and a jumper by Porter upped the lead to 7 and Georgetown never looked back. OFF THE COURT! To Infinity And Beyond!

Big Man U. Award:
Don't look now but our main man Comrade Mikael Hopkins has now compiled 28 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocks in his last three games. HOLY BALLS!

Man, I Really Wanted To Be Able To Play Against Marquette This Season Award:
Aaron Bowen.

Come On Up For The Rising Award:
The Hoyas have surged 23 spots in the AP Poll in just 21 days, up from 38th after the USF loss to 15th currently. This means one thing and only thing only: DISASTER LOOMS.

Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em Award:
Moses Ayegba with a real casual 4 fouls in 8 minutes. As much as I like to see Moses giving Georgetown good run when he's on the court, I like that he's not afraid to be aggressive and use his fouls. Marquette's big men like Fatty Gardner who were the reason the Golden Eagles emerged with a W in the first battle in The Good Land were rendered completely ineffective by Georgetown's bigs in this one, and Ayegba's presence was a big reason. Now, if he would just quit it with those moving screens.

Speaking of Davante Gardner Award:
Couldn't help but feel sorry for the guy gimping up and down the court with that big bandage over his eye. Come on, man.

Nate Lubick.

Getting Kinda Thirsty Gimme A Second Before I Continue Award:
Marco Rubio.


Nobel Prize Award:

Basketball is Our Religion.

Big ups to the Georgetown Stonewalls, who have made remarkable waves this season in transforming what is a traditionally stale-ish Verizon atmosphere into a rollicking flag-waving tifo-unveiling bonanza over in section 118. And so what if I had to google the word tifo last night. So fucking what. Well done, kids. Can't wait for what you have in store for Syracuse, and if it anything less than a 1,000 foot scroll with all of the Orange's Crimes and Misdemeanors we will all be very disappointed.

Everyone On The Team Seems To Like One Another Award:
Great to see the bench stand up and cheer like this basically on every play. And thanks to Greg Whittington for wearing that blue shirt again.


Fruit of the Week Award:
This week's honor goes to the Blackberry, an underrated yet wholly fulfilling fruit. I EAT BOWLS OF THEM.

Salvage Your Dignity Award:
Very much appreciated this Mardi Gras effort from everyone's favorite T-Shirt Gatling Gun dude:


Document Your Mardi Gras Parade Award:
Of all of the Mardi Gras parades, Zulu is the best as it rolls early on Fat Tuesday, has the most flavor, and the coconut throws are prized possessions. It was by far the hardest parade to catch back in the day when I partied til 5am on the regular, but now that things have settled down it's the one I try not to miss.


Document Your Beignets Award:


DJ AM Memorial Award:
Might be time to give props to our eccentric Blog DJ, who rather than conforming to the demands of Casualties and dropping Top 40 hits and hip hop on us, his inspired selection of The Cranberries back when things were bleak has jumpstarted the Hoyas and saved our season.

Ouchies Award:
Nerlens Noel. I'm no doctor but that don't look too good



We're Going Streaking Award:
The Hoyas are now 5-0 since the purchase of this casual New Orleans Pelicans hat and are 8-1 in Casual, Jr's lifetime.


Verizon Crazies Award:
A lot has been made of the relatively poor showing of the students at the Marquette game, and feel free to jump in on all the fun right HERE. Shouldn't every game be a Gray Out?


The Kids Are Alright Award:


Jim Nantz Award for Casual In-Game Commentary:


by Hoya Vey on Feb 11, 2013 7:20 PM EST reply actions 3 recs

opposite of Upton. Downton.

by Hoya Vey on Feb 11, 2013 8:29 PM EST up reply actions 5 recs

In case you'd like to see it again

Sic transit gloria Cuse

by who will sex dikembe tonight on Feb 11, 2013 8:36 PM EST up reply actions 4 recs

by Hoya Vey on Feb 11, 2013 9:05 PM EST reply actions 6 recs

Hey Big East, we're 8-1 without this guy!

by SwordOfBrunner on Feb 11, 2013 9:19 PM EST up reply actions 2 recs

Hogwarts Award:
Georgetown University. OK, we get it, the future of Greg Whittington is shrouded in secrecy and is clearly a great mystery to all. TELL US THE DEAL, JERKS! IS WHITTINGTON GOING TO PLAY AGAIN OR NOT? I'm rolling with 'No', but would it hurt to get some casual clarity up in here? In any case, the Hoyas are firmly in contention for a Big East title and though I'm really not sure how this is happening, I'm enjoying the heck out of it.

Gratuitous GIF of Kate Upton Doing Kate Upton Things Award:
Kate Upton.

The Georgetown Hoyas are a nationally ranked powerhouse.

Cincinnati is NeXt.