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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Bubble Trouble

Forgive the cheesy title. Just trying to spice things up.

Anybody see the latest ESPN Bubble Watch:

Call me pessimistic, but I think these next 3 games may prove troublesome. 'Nova & UConn are looking tough right now. Sure we should be Providence, but then again we should have run over St. Johns. I think NCAA is moving more towards goal than expectation. According to ESPN, the Nova game determines our fate, but I don't think beating Nova guarantees anything at this point. Certainly going 2-1 makes a difference and is doable, but I'd feel more confident had we not dropped the St. John's game.


Diamond_Mike said...

That pretty much confirms what everyone has been saying. The CW is that we need to beat Nova or UConn (assuming we don't take both) and Providence. That's very doable, but we haven't been playing well. Nova is not a must win in the conventional sense though. If we were to go 1-2 over this stretch, 2 wins at MSG would probably still get us in. That said, I'd love to have 10 conference wins going into the BE tourney.

Diamond_Mike said...

SI's bubble watch:

4. Georgetown (16-8, 8-5 in Big East, RPI 51)
FINAL GAMES: vs. Villanova, at UConn, vs. Providence

The Big East is a seven-bid league, and the Hoyas are slotted for the last one -- as long as they don't go in the tank. John Thompson III needs to rally his team after the loss it suffered at St. John's on Sunday.

BREATHE EASY: The Hoyas aren't expected -- or required -- to leave Storrs with a W over the Huskies on March 2. Two home wins, over Villanova and Providence, and G'town will be dancing.

SWEAT IT OUT: Should the Hoyas only defeat Providence, leaving themselves 5-5 in their final 10 games and 1-4 in their final five, they'll have reason to fret on Selection Sunday.