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Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas vs Xavier Musketeers

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas vs Xavier Musketeers

Game 20: Georgetown Hoyas (10-9, 1-5) vs No. 22 Xavier Musketeers (13-5, 3-3) Series: Musketeers lead 10-4 Where/When: Cintas Center, Sunday 2pm TV: CBS KenPom: Xavier 80-69, 83 percent Line: Xavier -9 “We need to do a better job this time around of defending their Princeton type of actions. I thought our zone helped up but we need to be better in man when we play.” - Xavier coach Chris Mack The Hoyas will attempt to snap a seven game conference road losing streak by returning to the scene of their last BIG EAST away victory over 365 days ago. In the first meeting between these two...
Casual Hoya Jan 17, 2017
View from the Student Section: Make the Pain Go Away (Providence)

View from the Student Section: Make the Pain Go Away (Providence)

The ball literally ran away from this game. That’s how bad it was. After a brief two-game break, the Georgetown Hoyas’ 2016-17 Existential Misery Tour continued Monday night, as the Hoyas suffered a crushing 74-56 loss at home to Providence. Do you really want to know how bad this game was? It was so bad that the ball ran away screaming. In the first half, a loose ball legitimately ran away, rolling off the court, right underneath the spot where I was standing, through the gap in the risers, and all the way back into the tunnel. @Hoya_Saxual Lost it. Went under my feet, Buckner...
Casual Hoya Jan 16, 2017
Washington Post on State of the Hoyas Program

Washington Post on State of the Hoyas Program

The Washington Post devoted some words in the form of a column on the current state of the Hoyas program. The full article, titled “Another Middling Georgetown Season Raises Questions As To What Hoyas Should Be”, is a deep dive into the issues facing the program and the Thompson legacy. Let’s deal with that fact right here and now, because it is inescapable: Georgetown’s position is unlike any other program in the country because the coach’s father not only hung three Final Four banners on campus and won the 1984 national championship, and not only was also a bold voice for...
Casual Hoya Jan 16, 2017
Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas v Providence Friars

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas v Providence Friars

Game 19: Georgetown Hoyas (10-8, 1-4) vs Providence Friars (12-7, 2-4) Series: Hoyas lead 44-25 Where/When: Verizon Center, Monday 9pm TV: FS1 KenPom: Georgetown 72-66, 70 percent Line: Georgetown -6 Fresh off of an impressive second half comeback victory over Connecticut this past weekend, the Hoyas are back in action on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day to face the Friars in the last game of the annual BIG EAST marathon. Yes, it’s a home game at 9pm but it’s the ONLY such game this season. Let’s hope the later than usual tip doesn’t deter what was a nice turnout against the...
Casual Hoya Jan 15, 2017
Hoyas Talk: JT3, players After UConn Win

Hoyas Talk: JT3, players After UConn Win

From coach John Thompson III’s message to the Hoyas down 14 points against UConn, from L.J. Peak’s manly second half performance to Jessie Govan’s stepped up play and Rodney Pryor’s monster slam. Here’s what three of those figures had to say following Georgetown’s winning final non-conference game.
Casual Hoya Jan 15, 2017
View from the Student Section: Hey, We Beat UConn!

View from the Student Section: Hey, We Beat UConn!

The blog’s senior student correspondent has more from inside the loudest home crowd of the season. Before this game, I had the chance to several Hoya alums at a meet-and-greet event, where the alumni lamented the negativity that has come out of Casual Hoya in recent weeks. There would be no negativity today, however, as Georgetown pulled out a big 72-69 home win against UConn in what was likely the loudest and best-attended Hoya home game this season. It’s games like this that make being a fan worth it. So what happened on the court? The crowd came alive in the second half as the Hoyas...
Casual Hoya Jan 14, 2017
Georgetown Comes Back to Beat UConn in 72-69 Thriller

Georgetown Comes Back to Beat UConn in 72-69 Thriller

Hoyas overcome slow start to beat old Big East rival for second straight win Well that was fun. Georgetown shook off a sluggish, frustrating first half-plus to mount a furious comeback to beat the hated Connecticut Huskies, 72-69. The win, which saw the Hoyas play their best stretch of basketball since before conference play began, was Georgetown’s second straight in a critical home stand. The first 23-plus minutes appeared to be more of the same for a Georgetown team that has struggled to defend and to generate consistent half-court offense. The Hoyas suffered repeated breakdowns on the...
Casual Hoya Jan 13, 2017
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Huskies of UConn

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Huskies of UConn

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown get set to face old Big East foe UConn 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 Huskies is our biddy We Take The Stairs, your trusted source for all things UConn. Lets’ do this! We Take The Stairs! How has your 2017 been so far? Any personal highlights and/or achievements? Goals for the new year? We prefer Messrs. No Escalators, We Take The Stairs is our father's name. Anyway, 2017 has been off to a rollicking start, UConn football...
Casual Hoya Jan 13, 2017
Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas vs UConn Huskies

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas vs UConn Huskies

Game 18: Georgetown Hoyas (9-8, 1-4) vs Connecticut Huskies (7-9, 2-3) Series: Hoyas lead 35-30 Where/When: Verizon Center, Saturday noon TV: Fox KenPom: Georgetown 69-61, 76 percent “In a perfect world this game wouldn’t be in the middle of conference play. They’re not that far removed from being a part of our fabric in the BIG EAST. This is a game that we wanted to make sure we maintained.” – John Thompson III on renewing the UConn rivalry during Thursday’s BIG EAST conference call JT3 said something similar to the above quote when asked about this topic in the aftermath...
Casual Hoya Jan 12, 2017
The Least Successful Hoyas Era In Four Decades?

The Least Successful Hoyas Era In Four Decades?

The Hoyas need to finish 10-5 to avoid their worst four-year record since the 1970s. The graduating class of 2017 may be seeing one of the worst four-year spans of Georgetown basketball in a long time. I like to think that viewing the cumulative records of the teams each graduating class saw gives us a snapshot of an era of Georgetown basketball. For some perspective, the two "least fortunate" graduating classes in terms of basketball success in the last 40 years were the classes of 2000 and 2005. Here are the records they saw the Hoyas post over a four year span. Class of 2000: 70-56...
Casual Hoya Jan 11, 2017
Allen Iverson is Back! (Sort of)

Allen Iverson is Back! (Sort of)

Georgetown legend and NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson is returning to the court as a player/coach as part of Ice Cube’s Big3 professional basketball league. If you had told me I would ever type the sentence above I would have told you that there were a better likelihood of someone like Donald Trump becoming President of the United States. Unclear if Iverson is planning to utilize the vast knowledge he will acquire as a coach in this league as a resume builder for an eventual move to Georgetown’s coaching staff, but if so I’M ALL FOR IT. Full article on SB nation HERE.
Casual Hoya Jan 10, 2017
Courtside Chat: Hoyas Win. Now What?

Courtside Chat: Hoyas Win. Now What?

Against all odds Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft return for another postgame recap from the scene of a Georgetown game — and win. Feeling good about blowing out St. John’s? How high is Jagan Mosely rising? What’s up with JT3’s constant rotation changes? That and more from the latest video chat via Facebook Live.
Casual Hoya Jan 9, 2017
Off the Schneid: Georgetown Pounds St. John’s, 83-55, for First Big East Victory

Off the Schneid: Georgetown Pounds St. John’s, 83-55, for First Big East Victory

Hoyas Run Away from Inept Red Storm in Blowout Second Half Georgetown won its first of five Big East games Monday night, running away from St. John’s after the half to turn a close game into a laugher. The Hoyas buckled down defensively and the Red Storm couldn’t throw a rock in the ocean, shooting just 28 percent for the game and tallying 18 points after intermission. The reversal that followed intermission came as a bit of a surprise considering the half that preceded it. Despite choppy play from the visitors, Georgetown led by just a possession with only 3 minutes before the break....
Casual Hoya Jan 9, 2017
View From Press Row: Winning is Better than Losing

View From Press Row: Winning is Better than Losing

“It’s a great rivalry. Hopefully we can both get back on track.” - St. John’s coach Chris Mullin after Georgetown’s 83-55 win over his Red Storm WASHINGTON – For as many issues as the Hoyas have had over the last few years, throttling St. John’s at home hasn’t been one of them. So with Georgetown facing the possibility of their worst BIG EAST start in program history the Red Storm showed up at the Verizon Center in just the right time. Georgetown easily defeated St. John’s 83-55 in a game that might be hard to evaluate as the Johnnies looked far more like the squad that...
Casual Hoya Jan 9, 2017
Isaac Copeland Jumps From Big East To Midwest

Isaac Copeland Jumps From Big East To Midwest

The Georgetown to Nebraska continues. The latest haul for the Cornhuskers involves a former 5-star recruit. Isaac Copeland announced he will transfer to the Big Ten program on Monday less than one month after the revelation that the 6-foot-9 forward was leaving the Hoyas. In his third season at Georgetown, Copeland played in seven games with the last one on Dec. 4. The school announced his intent to transfer at the end of the first semester on Dec. 12. "It was kind of getting to the point where school was about to start, and I needed to settle down and figure out where I wanted to go, what...
Casual Hoya Jan 7, 2017
WATCH: Casual Courtside Chat After Butler Downs Hoyas

WATCH: Casual Courtside Chat After Butler Downs Hoyas

Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft didn’t rush the court, but they discuss Georgetown’s latest loss, an 85-76 overtime setback against No. 18 Butler, from the Verizon Center court. React accordingly.
Casual Hoya Jan 7, 2017
The Slide Continues: Georgetown Falls in Overtime to #18 Butler, 85-76

The Slide Continues: Georgetown Falls in Overtime to #18 Butler, 85-76

Hoyas can’t convert opportunities to win in regulation, collapse in overtime. Georgetown equaled its worst conference start in program history Saturday by losing in overtime to #18 Butler, 85-76. The Hoyas made a spirited comeback to take a late lead in regulation, only to give away multiple chances to win in regulation. Overtime was a one-sided rout as the revived visitors ran away from the Hoyas. The loss is Georgetown’s tenth straight regular season in-conference defeat, a new low in a season full of them. Today, like many days over the past two years, was not an out-and-out failure....
Casual Hoya Jan 6, 2017
Game Preview: Georgetown vs No. 18 Butler

Game Preview: Georgetown vs No. 18 Butler

Game 16: Georgetown Hoyas (8-7) vs No. 18 Butler Bulldogs (13-2) Series: Hoyas lead 5-3 Where/When: Verizon Center, Saturday noon TV: Fox Line: Butler -3 KenPom: Butler 75-71, 63 percent “At this point the opponent is irrelevant. We’ve lost three games to start league play, it’s still early in the season...but we’ve got to get going here.” - Coach John Thompson III before Butler on Friday afternoon JT3 is probably right in the above quote. It’s not about Butler. It’s about Georgetown right now. If Georgetown is ever going to get this season back on track it has to happen...
Casual Hoya Jan 6, 2017
Sleeping with the Enemy: The Bulldogs of Butler

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Bulldogs of Butler

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown face the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday 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 Butler is our good buddy @ButlerVictory. Let’s do this! Congrats on the big win against Villanova! What's it like to have a good basketball team? It makes long, cold winters a lot easier to deal with. Especially when expectations heading into this year were more in the "above average" realm. Butler has mostly struggled against the top third of the league...
Casual Hoya Jan 5, 2017
For Georgetown Basketball to Move Forward, It’s Time to Start From Scratch

For Georgetown Basketball to Move Forward, It’s Time to Start From Scratch

Time to start from scratch. This is what pretty much any other program would do at this point. Just recognize that the current leadership has failed, and start over. Even if that means taking a few steps back (e.g. losing some talented players/committed recruits who bolt because the coach who recruited them is leaving). This happens all the time in pretty much every other program in the country. It really is not a big deal, it is a perfectly normal part of the life of just about any college basketball program at some point in time. But our unique Thompson-based program is not remotely...

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