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Senior Week Highlight Reel: Mikael Hopkins

Like it or not, our mercurial Komrade has been key to the team's success. Mikael Hopkins began his college career quietly, playing only a few reserve minutes per game behind Henry Sims and not appearing at all in tighter contests. He was coming to Georgetown from DeMatha High School, the same local program as recent alumnus Austin Freeman, a fan favorite who had set the bar very high. As part of the frontcourt-by-committee alongside Nate Lubick during his Sophomore year, Hopkins started every game. Inexperience and uncertainty are a vicious combination in Big East play. The learning curve...
Casual Hoya Mar 3, 2015

Road Warriors: Georgetown Wins Slugfest at #21 Butler, 60-54

Hoyas snag best road win of the season, revive hopes for 2nd-place conference finish with thrilling win on Bulldogs' senior night. Anybody got a smoke? Holy crap. Your mighty Georgetown Hoyas rolled into Indianapolis and fought their way to a 60-54 win on Butler's senior day. On a night when foul trouble, cold hands, non-existent defensive rebounding, and a hostile crowd all portended doom, the Hoyas found one solution after another, often from the most unlikely sources. Georgetown's win was its best on the road this season, its second-best overall, and perhaps its grittiest. We'll have...
Casual Hoya Mar 3, 2015

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas at Butler Bulldogs

Game 28:  Georgetown Hoyas (18-9, 3-2) vs No. 21 Butler Bulldogs (21-8, 11-5) Series:  Hoyas lead 4-1 Where/When:  Hinkle Fieldhouse, 7 PM TV:  Fox Sports 1 We've made it to the rubber match between Georgetown and Butler but with that being said, not a whole lot has changed since the last meeting.  Yes both teams are now squarely in the safe zone for NCAA tournament at large purposes but league wise, these two squads are still just jockeying for position behind BIG EAST leaders Villanova. Even though the Butler games aren't exactly things beauty to be preserved for future generations...
Casual Hoya Mar 3, 2015

Senior Week Highlight Reel: Aaron Bowen

The Hoyas' own human highlight reel has had a college career full of sensational plays tailor-made for the SportsCenter Top 10. This post could go on for days. Or weeks. Or possibly even months. Aaron Bowen is responsible for more impressive, acrobatic, gravity-defying plays than the rest of the roster combined. He has also turned into a reliable defender and 6th man capable of single-handedly changing the flow of the game in Georgetown's favor. His career on the Hilltop didn't start out that way. After a shoulder injury led to red-shirting his freshman year, Bowen was relegated to putting...
Casual Hoya Mar 3, 2015

Qasual Questions: Down With Butler

The Hoyas are back in action tonight against Butler, and here are a few QQs to ponder before the festivities tip: Other than a win, what do you want to see out of this Georgetown team tonight? Where are you watching the game and what will you be eating/drinking? Which senior will you be giving the biggest ovation on Senior Day on Saturday? Is this the biggest game of Georgetown's season so far?
Casual Hoya Mar 2, 2015

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Butler Bulldogs: 2nd place in the Big East at stake at Hinkle

Georgetown travels to Indianapolis Tuesday to take on the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Big East Tournament seeding is on the line as the Hoyas look to avoid a second straight road defeat. Tip-off is at 7PM ET. Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are back in ball Tuesday night with a likely 2 seed in the Big East Tournament on the line in a battle against Butler and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here with us again to dish on all things Bulldogs are our buddies at Butler Hoops. Let's do...
Casual Hoya Mar 1, 2015

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Bulldogs of Butler

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are back in ball Tuesday night with a likely 2 seed in the Big East Tournament on the line in a battle against Butler and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here with us again to dish on all things Bulldogs are our buddies at Butler Hoops. Let's do this! Butler for the third time! Are you getting sick of us? Surprisingly, not really. If you guys keep ripping our hearts out like you did in the last game, though, I think we can start making the case that we'll only want to...
Casual Hoya Feb 28, 2015

Rust, Not Rest: Georgetown Starts Slow, Loses at St. John's 81-70

Energetic Red Storm Run Past Hoyas. Georgetown fell behind St. John's early Saturday and was never able to catch up, trailing by double digits for the bulk of the game before falling, 81-70. Facing a veteran, emotional team on its senior day, Georgetown saw nearly everything that went right in these teams' match-up less than two weeks ago go wrong today. Instead of forcing turnovers that led to easy transition points, Georgetown committed the miscues, fueling the Red Storm's up-tempo offense. Instead of keeping the Red Storm in front of it, the Hoya defense allowed one open driving lane...
Casual Hoya Feb 27, 2015

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Johnnies

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are back after a one week hiatus to take on the Johnnies at The World's Most Famous Arena and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here with us to chat about St. John's is our good buddy Rumble in the Garden, your source for all of your Red Storm needs. Let's do this! Well, well, well. What a difference a week makes for you guys, huh? What a difference not playing Georgetown makes, too! The Hoyas throttled the Johnnies in our last matchup. What is it about Georgetown...
Casual Hoya Feb 26, 2015

Big East standings: Georgetown leads the pack in race for second place

With three games remaining for each team in the Big East regular season, Villanova has the regular season title all but wrapped up. Four teams still have a shot at finishing the season in second place. How do the Hoyas chances look for grabbing that second seed? Villanova smoked Providence on Tuesday night, 89-61, putting the Wildcats even more firmly in the driver's seat for the regular season title. The Providence loss also put your fighting Georgetown Hoyas in sole possession of 2nd place heading into their last three games of the season and set up a sprint to the finish for the 2-seed...
Casual Hoya Feb 26, 2015

View from the Student Section: DePaul

Casual's chief student correspondent reports from a surprisingly loud student section on the tight win over the Blue Demons. If I had a dollar for every time a commentator, writer, or pundit said something along the lines of "It's a battle in the Big East every night; there are no guaranteed wins," I would have been able to pay this semester's tuition. But it's true, and your Georgetown Hoyas proved it with yet another heart attack-inducing win over DePaul. This one would have been a blowout had it not been for the Hoyas' most consistent problem of the season—defending the three...
Casual Hoya Feb 25, 2015

Great Expectations? Hoyas On a Roll Heading Into March

Right about now everything is going pretty darn good in Hoya land.  Well, other than the whole week off thing where all we can do is watch other teams such as Providence getting crushed at Villanova.  By the way, shout-out to Jay Wright and Co. on that Friars mauling at the Pavilion.  It really helps to set up a rubber match at MSG in the finals on Saturday night but we've got a few weeks until that crucial third game becomes a reality.  We can talk about JT3 being 2-0 against Jay Wright in the BET some other time. OK so back to the issue at hand, Georgetown has won three straight and...
Casual Hoya Feb 24, 2015

Qasual Questions: Turn Down For What Tuesday

No game until Saturday? Going to be a long damn week: St. John's beat Xavier last night in a big Bubble game. Does St. John's facing a "win and in" scenario against Georgetown on Saturday make you more worried about the game? How far do the Hoyas need to go in the Big East Tournament for you to deem it a successful appearance at MSG? What did you have for dinner last night? Why were the Oscars so bad this year? Bigger smokeshow: Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, Chris Pratt or Chris Pine?
Casual Hoya Feb 23, 2015

Where We Stand: Hoyas in Good Shape for NCAA Tournament

With just one week left in February before the calendar shifts to March and its corresponding Madness, your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are in excellent shape heading into the Dance.  Having avoided a loss to DePaul on Saturday night, Georgetown currently stands at 18-8 overall and 10-5 in the Big East, good enough for second place in the second toughest conference in the land.  Games at St. John's, at Butler and home to Seton Hall remain, with only the Seton Hall game presenting a possible "bad loss" for Georgetown's postseason resume. Here's how the Hoyas stand in the big...
Casual Hoya Feb 21, 2015

Good Enough: Georgetown 68, DePaul 63

Visiting Blue Demons take Hoyas to the wire but the good guys emerge victorious It wasn't pretty, but Georgetown pulled out its third straight win Saturday night, getting a few key defensive stops to hold off visiting DePaul, 68-63. The Hoyas overcame damaging defensive lapses and careless ball-handling by dominating the glass and winning a free-throw battle down the stretch. As aesthetically lacking as the game was, Georgetown's win kept it afloat in race for Big East and NCAA Tournament seeding. Georgetown led for much of the game but couldn't get much separation. Trailing by 3 at the...
Casual Hoya Feb 20, 2015

Georgetown Hoyas vs. DePaul Blue Demons: Everything you need to know

The Hoyas take on the Blue Demons at Verizon Center at 8 PM ET on Saturday and we have everything you need to know about the game right here. Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown get ready to take on the DePaul Blue Demons and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here with us to dish on all things DePaul is Dan Stack, the guy you need to be following on twitter for all of your Blue Demon needs. Let's do this! DePaul! Are you ready for some prime time action in our nation's capital? Eh, kinda. That...
Casual Hoya Feb 20, 2015

Going to the DePaul game? Here's How You Can Win Tickets to the Big East Tournament!

The Hoya Hoop Club's annual donor appreciation event will take place on Saturday, February 21 before the DePaul game (from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) at Clyde's Gallery Place.  The event will be in the upstairs room at Clyde's. The HHC will be giving away the following prizes to a few lucky Hoya Hoop Club members in attendance: - Tickets to the Hoyas first game at the BIG EAST Tournament! The good news is that at this point this game will occur on a casual Thursday as opposed to a disastrous Wednesday. - Premier seats to the Hoyas last home game of the season against Seton Hall. My...
Casual Hoya Feb 20, 2015

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Blue Demons of DePaul

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown get ready to take on the DePaul Blue Demons and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here with us to dish on all things DePaul is Dan Stack, the guy you need to be following on twitter for all of your Blue Demon needs. Let's do this! DePaul! Are you ready for some prime time action in our nation's capital? Eh, kinda. That sentiment is the best way to describe DePaul's mentality right now. Losers of three straight and six out of their last seven, DePaul is back in a...
Casual Hoya Feb 19, 2015

The Casual Awards: Snow Day Soiree

While you were celebrating Chevy Chase’s midsection and wondering why Eddie Murphy refuses to tell jokes anymore, we were enjoying a pink frosted doughnut (with sprinkles!) while drafting a Fat Tuesday Snow Day edition of the Casual Awards.  In advance of a Saturday night showdown against the Blue Demons, we once again celebrate and vilify all of those most deserving.  Away we go…. [SwordofBrunner note:  Eddie Murphy, apparently, was asked to impersonate Bill Cosby on Celebrity Jeopardy....
Casual Hoya Feb 18, 2015

Stats Analysis: Is Isaac Copeland the Next Otto Porter?

See the below from Casual Stats Wizard 'Hoya Annoya': The link below shows a comparison of Otto's stats as a freshman to Isaac's to date: http://statsheet.com/mcb/players/compare?add=isaac-copeland&otto-porter=2011-2012&p1=otto-porter The chart below isolates Otto's and Ike's stats as freshmen in Big East play, and the results are strikingly similar. Ike (Fr) Otto (Fr) Games Played 15 18 Games Started 3 4 Minute Pct 51.3 72.9 Possession Pct 20.5 18 Floor Pct 52.8 57.2 Offensive Rating 113.5 112.5 Shot Pct 23.9 19.3 FG Made 49 67 FG Made Per 40 6 5 FG...

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