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Friday, February 08, 2008

Hoyas Getting No Love Against Loo-ville

Despite the fact that the Hoyas are currently ranked #6 in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls, it seems that pretty much everyone is picking unranked Louisville to beat Georgetown in this Saturday's big match-up.

But I can't say that I'm surprised. The Cardinals have been on a roll. They struggled a bit at the beginning of the season because they were missing key players. But let's not forget, this is the team the coaches picked before the season to contend with Georgetown for the Big East crown. On the other hand, the Hoyas have been struggling. We've been winning, but often it's by the skin of our teeth. Going on the road against a good team is often a recipe for a loss.

That's why I think tomorrow's game at Freedom Hall is the most important we've played this season. The games against Memphis and Pitt were big, but I think those are games we were supposed to lose. Memphis is the best team in the country and Peterson Event Center is an impossible place for road teams. But this is a game we should win. If we want to be counted among the natoin's elite you have to go on the road and beat good teams.

I have to believe that JTIII knows this and will have the team prepared. So, I'm going to go against the grain and say the Hoyas will win this one.

Keep your fingers crossed.

1 comment:

z said...

Y'all will get the hang of it eventually

Luh-a-vul

It helps if you try after 2 Makers.

We look forward to your visit tonight, boys...