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‘The Athletic’ on The Big East: “Where’s the Drama?”

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Good stuff as usual from Eamonn Brennan in his Big East Notebook on The Athletic, pointing out that the current Big East season has been devoid of drama thus far and well, relatively boring (my words, not his).

You can find the full story HERE, the blurb pertaining to the Hoyas is below:

Georgetown (12-5, 2-4): Last week’s most notable Georgetown-related news was the viral real-talk timeout coach Patrick Ewing delivered to his leading scorer, Marcus Derrickson, after a particularly ill-advised Dirk-fade late in the shot clock against DePaul. The way things are going, it wouldn’t necessarily be surprising if that clip becomes the most memorable thing about Georgetown hoops in 2017-18. But upon further reflection it would be unfortunate, at least for Derrickson. The 6-7 junior forward is having a quietly efficient season to go along with his production, posting a 1.19 offensive rating and a 61.6 effective field-goal percentage (including 44 percent from 3) en route to 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. On Saturday, Derrickson (18 points, 10 rebounds, two steals) was the lone bright spot in a loss to Seton Hall in which the Hoyas shot 24 of 66 from the field and managed just .86 points per possession.


Of course, one way to inject a boatload of drama into this season would be for the Hoyas to knock off the #1 ranked Villanova Wildcats tomorrow...