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Georgetown Hoyas vs. Indiana Hoosiers: 3-Point Preview

Georgetown is looking to get another nonconference win against a quality opponent in a Power 5 conference as they battle the Indiana Hoosiers of the Big Ten. Here are 3 important storylines to look for.

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Can Georgetown keep a lead?

Georgetown is not very good at keeping leads and against this Indiana team, who comes in at 10-2 and No. 42 on KenPom.com, it's imperative that they do not lose their focus. Head coach John Thompson III put an emphasis on that last week against Charlotte because they need to learn how to sustain the leads that they jump out to, but failed to do so against the 49ers. The Hoosiers pose a threat with James Blackmon Jr., among others,, who can shoot the ball really well and can wreak havoc when necessary. Should Georgetown jump out to a big lead in this contest, all eyes will be on their defense to see if they can step up and keep the possibility of winning intact.

Can Indiana play good basketball for 40 minutes?

Indiana is a team that does not always play good basketball from start to finish and that sometimes catches up to them when they are behind. The last time they played at Madison Square Garden, they played against the Louisville Cardinals and that game did not turn out as well as they wanted to. Louisville is a much better team than Indiana with so much talent, but Georgetown is not Louisville-caliber yet. Indiana cannot have long stretches were they do not score the ball. Otherwise, this might be another game in which they relish the thought of possibly upending their opponent

How much will Aaron Bowen score?

Aaron Bowen is making a case for being Big East Sixth Man of the Year. That's beause he is playing so well off the bench, and against the Hoosiers, he may be the underdog that Indiana may not be paying attention to. Since the Hoyas might be looking for him to be that added boost against this Indiana team, I will go out on a limb and say he scores over 10 points and plays a huge role in New York City. His defense and energy that he brings will be important and do not think that John Thompson III will not play him. Bowen learned his lesson against Kansas, when they could have used him, but was not able to step up. As they say, everyone deserves a second chance, and Saturday could be that day for Aaron Bowen