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Schedule might be filling out but will the Hoyas be playing at Mohegan Sun in 2021?

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Well it looks like the schedule for the Georgetown Hoyas is shaping up with four (of the presumed five) non-conference games appearing to be in place. However new news (below) indicates that a couple BIG EAST coaches feel like a bubble may be the best bet (gambling pun intended) for a handful of games in January.

Looking forward to the class of 2021, it appears that Ryan Mutombo will sign a letter of intent for Georgetown this Wednesday.

Here are the links:

As Big East mulls a bubble, Mohegan Sun is a leading possibility | NJ (Zagoria)

It’s unclear what other sites are being considered, although Omaha, Neb., and IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., have been mentioned. IMG is not currently an option, NJ Advance Media has learned. Mohegan Sun is hosting a variety of non-conference games and events this month and calling it “Bubbleville.”

The Big East also recently announced it would hold its women’s basketball tournament at Mohegan Sun from 2021-23 after completing a three-year run for the event at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill. It’s unclear if the Big East is considering holding its men’s basketball tournament at Mohegan Sun.

The event is slated for Madison Square Garden from March 10-13, but that building hasn’t hosted an event since the Big East Tournament was cancelled in March. The Big East announced a preliminary schedule for December with each team playing four or five games at campus or venue locations.

Sources: Big East intensifying plans for a January bubble - College Hoops Today | COLLEGEHOOPSTODAY

The conference’s goal would be for its teams to play five or six conference games during a potential two-week span in January if it implements a bubble in early 2021, according to a source.

Georgetown Basketball: HoyaSaxa.com | HOYASAXA

A non-conference schedule. Georgetown has indicated they will not participate in a multi-team event (MTE) regionally and reports suggest they will only play five of a possible seven games out of Big East play. Only 70 of 355 Division I teams have finalized schedules to date and Georgetown is not on any of them. Two games of interest remain open for Georgetown fans: the timing of a game, presumably at home, versus West Virginia, and a road game at Syracuse. Some web sites have penciled in a game for the Orangemen with the Hoyas in January but it has not been confirmed. The series with the Big Ten has been postponed to 2021-22, which would have been a road game for Georgetown this season.

A conference schedule. Georgetown will be staying along the East Coast for the first four games of Big East play in December, but the issues of quarantines and rising COVID rates in the Midwest continue to be significant unknowns. A further complication was announced Saturday, when New York State will mandate four day inbound quarantines for all visitors beyond the Tri-State area and a 14 day quarantine upon a positive test.

Malcolm Wilson Announced as Part of BIG EAST NIL Working Group; Dan Trump Also Added - Georgetown University Athletics | GUHOYAS

The BIG EAST Conference hosted a league-wide forum Monday to discuss student-athlete name, image and likeness (NIL) and the legislative proposals that will be considered for vote at the 2021 NCAA Convention in January. At the conclusion of the forum, Commissioner Val Ackerman announced that the BIG EAST is forming a working group to assist its member institutions as they prepare to operationalize the anticipated NIL framework. Men’s basketball sophomore Malcolm Wilson and Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations Dan Trump were both announced as part of the working group.

Exclusive: 5-Star Aminu Mohammed Talks Georgetown Recruitment | 247SPORTS

Like Aminu said, with all the schools, we don’t want to put one school over the other. The things that Georgetown has said are great things, in terms of their recruiting pitch. But every school has a pitch. It’s a recruiting pitch. The only way you can evaluate the coaches is based upon their resume in terms of players that they have developed, and what they have done with those players. In terms of getting them to their ultimate destination. That’s the only way you can evaluate them. Words are just words. My mom used to always say, ‘The proof is in the pudding.’

What you’ve done in terms of your resume pretty much shows you what your capabilities are. Now, some people have been in different positions. I think the strength of Patrick Ewing’s resume is, he’s a top-50 player in the history of the game of basketball. You can’t not look at that. Because there was something that he did to become that top-50 player in the game of basketball. So there’s some tutelage, some insight, that he can give a player. You can’t get to that level without absorbing some knowledge about how to compete at that level.

Hoya For Life: Catching Up With Jagan Mosely - Thompson’s Towel | THOMPSONSTOWEL

Jack: Would you be able to describe Coach Ewing’s coaching style?

Jagan: So X’s and O’s, he coached 15-plus years as an assistant in the NBA, so he brought his NBA philosophy to college. It was kind of tough for me at first because I had just started playing the Princeton [offense], and the NBA is more so for guys to create their own shots if a play breaks down so I had to adjust to that. But once I adjusted to that, I think it’s a pretty good offense, especially with the guys that we had with Mac [McClung], James [Akinjo], Josh [LeBlanc]- all those guys. It fit our team really well.

Then off the court he’s a lovable guy; you can go to him for anything. Like I said, he’s been in constant contact with me. I’ve been in contact with some of my friends that go to other schools, and they’ve said they haven’t even talked to their coach one time since they left. So for him to reach out to me that’s a big thing for me. I know I can go to him for anything. And then on the court it’s all about trusting his word. If you go against what he has to say, it just breaks down the whole team.

Syracuse Basketball: Top contenders for 4-star Roddy Gayle Jr. final six | INSIDETHELOUDHOUSE

Syracuse basketball appears in an extremely strong position with 2022 four-star guard Roddy Gayle Jr., and I can’t envision a scenario where the Orange isn’t among Gayle’s top six, which he will announce this Monday, Nov. 9. The 6-foot-5 Gayle, a junior at Lewiston-Porter High School in Youngstown, N.Y., is a top-80 prospect nationally in the 2022 cycle, according to the majority of recruiting services. He’s also the No. 7 shooting guard and No. 1 prospect in New York state, per both the 247Sports Composite and the 247Sports recruiting service.

Big East boasts all 11 teams in the Top 100 of the first KenPom rankings of the season | BIGEASTCOASTBIAS

Moving on, the Creighton Bluejays begin the year at 13th. You would have to shuttle down to 34th to find the next team from the conference, as the Marquette Golden Eagles start off in that position. Then, the UConn Huskies and the Seton Hall Pirates come next, as UConn begins at 43rd while The Hall starts off at 50th. At 56th come the Butler Bulldogs, and then at 63rd and 65th sit the Providence Friars and Xavier Musketeers. Next up are the St. John’s Red Storm, who begin at 72nd. Finally, the DePaul Blue Demons and Georgetown Hoyas round things out at 85th and 86th, respectively.