It's been a long time since the Mount and Georgetown have hooked up. But I did beat them on Lance Haffner's Courtside College Basketball game with the 88 or 89 squad, so we have that to fall back on.
Ok - I'm pretty sure I wrote more than that the first time around. But we'll try to add a little bit to it now. (But I was planning on posting my All-Century team tonight).
So anyhow the Mount heads to the Verizon Center (where I haven't been since the night the Mount was in Norman last year - and of course I was watching Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers. If I failed to mention it - the BCS championship game was also that night). But back to the task at hand. The Mount is facing its toughest opposition of the year and does so while entering with a four-game losing streak.
If there is any hope for the Mount it is that they took the last week of time off very seriously and that Georgetown was busy studying and Christmas shopping. The fact that the Hoyas enter off the emotional overtime win on the same floor over Memphis a week ago, makes you think that maybe the Mount could hang around for awhile. Still, its going to be tough. Real tough. Georgetown plays a suffocating defense, has a tremendous size advantage, and runs a style of offense that will try to capitalize on the Mount's tendency to overplay. It could be a long afternoon in the Nation's capital.
Still, I'm thinking that this afternoon is going to be one that gives us (the Mount fans) a lot of hope for what is to come the rest of the way. I think it is close, at halftime at least, but I don't think an upset is in the cards. In the end, I think the Hoyas win 81-68.
Some other links
Georgetown tops the Pomeroy rankings
Curry predicts a Georgetown win
Some help from Hoya Suxa
Washington Post preview