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Casual Hoya Jan 17, 2018
Yikes: Georgetown Gets Walloped by #1 Villanova, 88-56

Yikes: Georgetown Gets Walloped by #1 Villanova, 88-56

Hoyas suffer worst ever Big East loss. Georgetown suffered its worst ever Big East loss Wednesday night, getting blown out 88-56 by #1 Villanova in a game that, improbably, wasn’t as close as the final score suggests. The top-ranked Wildcats very much looked the part from the jump, rattling off two double-digit-point runs in the first half to build an 20-point lead that only swelled as the game wore on. Villanova ran what it wanted to and made shots, contested and not, from all over the court. For their part, the Hoyas couldn't come up with a defensive solution, failing to disrupt the...
Casual Hoya Jan 17, 2018
Preview: No. 1 Villanova at Georgetown

Preview: No. 1 Villanova at Georgetown

Game 18: No. 1 Villanova Wildcats (16-1, 4-1) at Georgetown Hoyas (12-5, 2-4) Series: Hoyas lead 43-37 Where/When: Capital One Arena/Wednesday 630pm TV: FS1 Line: Villanova -14, o/u 158 KenPom: Villanova 85-71, 90 percent Well after going 16 games before playing their first ranked opponent of the season against then-No. 13 Seton Hall last Saturday, the Hoyas welcome in the top ranked team in the country to Capital One Arena on Wednesday night. Even with Georgetown in a clear rebuilding mode in coach Patrick Ewing’s first season in charge while rivals Villanova are once again competing for...
Casual Hoya Jan 16, 2018
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Wildcats of Villanova

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Wildcats of Villanova

It’s a big one Wednesday night! Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown do battle with archrival Villanova, who just so happens to also be the number one team in the nation. As usual we’re able to extract all the insights we can about the Wildcats, this time with the helps of our friends over at VU Hoops, the number one source for all things Villanova basketball! Give them a follow on Twitter too while you’re at it. How exciting is it to be the #1 team in the nation? Do you think this team has a chip on its shoulder because of it? Honestly, it’s pretty cool/exciting to have random people...
Casual Hoya Jan 16, 2018
‘The Athletic’ on The Big East: “Where’s the Drama?”

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

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...
Casual Hoya Jan 13, 2018
Georgetown Loses at #13 Seton Hall, 74-61

Georgetown Loses at #13 Seton Hall, 74-61

Hoyas fight but can’t keep pace with Pirates Georgetown started fast but couldn’t keep up with #13 Seton Hall, losing at the Pirates 74-61. The Hoyas struggled to generate offense and couldn’t stop the Pirate transition during a key stretch to end the first half. Georgetown continued to scrap after the break, but never made a serious run to put the game in doubt. The loss drops the Hoyas to 2-4 in conference, 12-5 overall. Georgetown came out of the gates strong, building a 21-11 lead that featured some of the best basketball the Hoyas have played in conference play. Having struggled...
Casual Hoya Jan 13, 2018
Preview: Georgetown at No. 13 Seton Hall

Preview: Georgetown at No. 13 Seton Hall

Hoyas face first ranked foe in 2017-18 season Game 17: Georgetown Hoyas (12-4, 2-3) at No. 13 Seton Hall (14-3, 3-1) Series: Hoyas lead 57-46 Where/When: Prudential Center/Saturday noon TV: FS1 KenPom: Seton Hall 83-72, 86 percent Line: Seton Hall -12, o/u 153 Georgetown will complete a two-game road-trip on Saturday afternoon in Newark when it faces No. 13 Seton Hall. The Hoyas will be looking to go 2-0 on this trip after escaping Madison Square Garden on Tuesday with a 69-66 victory over St. John’s courtesy of a late Jessie Govan 3-pointer. Govan once again led the Hoyas with 18 points...
Casual Hoya Jan 12, 2018
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Pirates of Seton Hall

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Pirates of Seton Hall

Another day, another Big East game for your Georgetown Hoyas. The march continues Saturday in Newark against Seton Hall. For expertise on the Pirates, we turned to our friend Chris McManus of SHUHoops.com. You can find him on Twitter @ChrisSHUhoops and you can also find my responses to his questions in his game preview here. So the Pirates looked really good until that stinker against Marquette. What happened? Ask the average Seton Hall fan, and they will tell you they have their clearly-defined doubts about this team. From an outsider, a senior-laden team ranked in the top-25 passes all...
Casual Hoya Jan 11, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Patrick Ewing a Better Offensive Coach Than John Thompson, Jr.

Letter to the Editor: Patrick Ewing a Better Offensive Coach Than John Thompson, Jr.

Casual, As somebody who came of age watching Georgetown basketball on a crappy 18” color TV during my “tween” years, I have had to question my recollection of the Ewing-era Hoyas whenever I see references to this period on CH by fans who refer to the high-octane offense or scoring mentality of those teams. JTII’s teams in those days were consistently ugly in half-court offense, except when they got the ball down low to one of the greatest low-post players in college history. There was nothing pretty about the offensive style those teams played, which frankly was their only real...
Casual Hoya Jan 9, 2018
Deja Ew: Georgetown Squeaks Out Error-Filled 69-66 Win at St. John’s

Deja Ew: Georgetown Squeaks Out Error-Filled 69-66 Win at St. John’s

Hoyas overcome 22 turnovers, pull out road win in Patrick Ewing’s return to Madison Square Garden The old Big East this wasn’t. Patrick Ewing’s return to Madison Square Garden as the Georgetown’s head coach was symbolically touching but visually painful. Eventually, the Hoyas slogged their way to a 69-66 win over St. John’s and its coach, Ewing’s old Big East rival Chris Mullin. With two ‘80s icons now looming over the sidelines of their alma maters and Bill Raftery on the call, the game didn’t quite live up to its billing. Both teams struggled to score and committed one...
Casual Hoya Jan 9, 2018
Preview: Georgetown at St. John’s

Preview: Georgetown at St. John’s

Ewing and Mullin Meet Again Game 16: Georgetown Hoyas (11-4, 1-3) at St. John’s Red Storm (10-6, 0-4) Series: St. John’s leads 57-51 Where/When: Madison Square Garden/Tuesday 630pm TV: FS1 KenPom: St. John’s 78-71, 72 percent Line: St. John’s -6.5, o/u 148.5 Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin are once again back at it as Georgetown travels to Madison Square Garden to take on St. John’s on Tuesday. The two celebrated BIG EAST icons will square off for the first time as coaches for the Hoyas and Red Storm. With the legendary Bill Raftery on the call, those watching on TV can expect to...
Casual Hoya Jan 9, 2018
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Johnnies

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Johnnies

As Frank Sinatra said about New York, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. The Hoyas will put that to the test Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden against St. John’s. Here for more are SB Nation’s resident experts on the Johnnies, Rumble in the Garden! You can follow them on Twitter @rumbleSBN. St. John’s! What’s happened to you guys? Winless in the Big East? Seriously? It’s a mirage! Your eyes deceive you! Please tell me this is true and St. John’s is 2-2 in Big East play. Maybe even 3-1, that would be fun. Tell me it is so. I’m not having a breakdown, you...
Casual Hoya Jan 8, 2018
Jahvon Blair named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week

Jahvon Blair named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week

First Georgetown player to take the award since 2015 The BIG EAST announced its Players of the Week on Monday and for the first time in nearly three seasons the Georgetown Hoyas are home to the Freshman of the Week. Jahvon Blair is the first Hoya to win the award since Isaac Copeland did so three times during the 2014-15 season. Blair scored 15 points off the bench as the Hoyas picked up their first conference win of the season at DePaul and then had eight points in a loss to Creighton. A late signee last April, Blair has scored in double-figures fives times this season while coming off...
Casual Hoya Jan 6, 2018
Blue Flayed: Georgetown Gets Clobbered by Creighton, 90-66

Blue Flayed: Georgetown Gets Clobbered by Creighton, 90-66

Blue Jays use precision passing and long-range shooting to bomb listless Hoyas. Your Georgetown Hoyas barely bothered to scuff up their gorgeous pink Jordans Saturday, getting blown out 90-66 by the hot-shooting Creighton Blue Jays. The visitors led this game from wire to wire, pushing the ball with a drive-and-kick game that left Georgetown flat-footed, and packing in a defense that relegated the Hoyas to aimless jumpers. In all, it was easily the worst performance of the nascent Patrick Ewing era. Creighton set the tone from the jump on Saturday, hitting four three-pointers in as many...
Casual Hoya Jan 5, 2018
Preview: Creighton at Georgetown

Preview: Creighton at Georgetown

Hoyas looking to go 2-2 in the BIG EAST Game 15: Creighton Bluejays (12-3, 2-1) at Georgetown Hoyas (11-3, 1-2) Series: Hoyas lead 6-4 Where/When: Capital One Arena/Saturday 12pm TV: Fox Sports Regional Networks - MASN2 in the DC Area KenPom: 84-79 Creighton, 68 percent Line: Creighton -4.5 After picking up their first BIG EAST win during the week against DePaul, the Hoyas return home to play Creighton on Saturday afternoon. Coach Ewing’s Hoyas once again followed their blueprint for success as Jessie Govan and Marcus Derrickson carried most of the load with 25 and 24 points respectively....
Casual Hoya Jan 4, 2018
Film Room: Ewing’s Hoyas are Running and Gunning

Film Room: Ewing’s Hoyas are Running and Gunning

The Ewing era is underway against high-major competition and the Hoyas have left their first trio of games in the Big East conference at 1-2. The Butler collapse was a difficult blow - a game squandered and left fans needing more, a real win, to see and feel real progress. The Hoyas got that on the back end of the Chicago trip after a rather predictable loss to Marquette. The Bradley Center has never been all that kind to the Hoyas, only holding two wins in eleven tries since Marquette joined the Big East in 2006. A few questions have been answered and some still remain on what this group...
Casual Hoya Jan 4, 2018
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Bluejays of Creighton

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Bluejays of Creighton

After losing a pair of games to end 2017, your Georgetown Hoyas beat DePaul Tuesday and established themselves as an undefeated in 2018 powerhouse. The Hoyas are looking to get a streak going to start the new year and their next test comes Saturday at home against Creighton. To help you re-familiarize yourself with the Bluejays, we have our friends from White and Blue Review, a great source for all things related to Creighton sports. You can follow them on Twitter @whitebluereview. Creighton! How’s the season gone so far? From the outside, the team looks pretty solid. I think if most...
Casual Hoya Jan 3, 2018
In With a Win: Hoyas 90, Blue Demons 81

In With a Win: Hoyas 90, Blue Demons 81

Govan has 25pts, Derrickson drops 24, Blair adds 15 off the bench Your Georgetown Hoyas started off 2018 on a positive note, beating the DePaul Blue Demons by a score of 90-81 and getting Coach Patrick Ewing his first Big East win. Despite last losing at DePaul in the 1993-94 season, the Hoyas entered the game as 4-point underdogs at Wintrust Arena. Both teams were looking for their first victory in conference play. Georgetown took care of business today by cutting down on unforced turnovers, executing the game plan to which their lineup is best suited, and ensuring that the Blue Demons’...
Casual Hoya Jan 2, 2018
Preview: Georgetown at DePaul

Preview: Georgetown at DePaul

Game 1: Georgetown Hoyas (10-3, 0-2) at DePaul Blue Demons (7-7, 0-2) Series: Hoyas lead 29-8, split two games last season Where/When: Wintrust Arena/Wednesday 9pm TV: FS1 KenPom: DePaul 76-73, 61 percent Line: Hoyas +4.5 Georgetown wraps up a two-game road trip at DePaul Wednesday night still searching for its first conference win of the season. In a match-up of teams picked to finish ninth and tenth in the BIG EAST, the Hoyas are looking to snap a seven-game conference losing streak dating back to last season. DePaul has lost 15 of its last 16 league games with the lone win in that...
Casual Hoya Jan 2, 2018
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Blue Demons of DePaul

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Blue Demons of DePaul

Your Georgetown Hoyas are back at it for their first game of the new year Tuesday night in Chicago at DePaul. For more knowledge on all things Blue Demon, here’s Dan Stack, freelance college basketball blogger extraordinaire. You can find him on Twitter @stacdemon. DePaul! You guys just almost beat Xavier. How's the season gone otherwise? Well, it's tough to properly assess right now. The thing is DePaul has won all of the games it was "supposed" to win and lose all the games it was supposed to lose. Normally DePaul would lose to a scrubby mid-major, but not this year. So there's that....
Casual Hoya Dec 30, 2017
Georgetown Loses at Marquette, 74-65, Stays Winless in Big East

Georgetown Loses at Marquette, 74-65, Stays Winless in Big East

Hoyas commit 25 turnovers in error-filled road loss. Your fighting Georgetown Hoyas fell behind early and stayed that way on Saturday afternoon, suffering an error-filled 74-65 road defeat to the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Hoyas committed 25 turnovers and just as many mistakes defensively, where they let Marquette’s perimeter shooters free for 13 three-pointers. The loss dropped Georgetown to 0-2 in Big East play. Considering Georgetown trailed for the game’s final 33 minutes, things started relatively well for the Hoyas. Big man Jessie Govan was able to get deep post position twice...

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