For the second straight year, the Georgetown Hoyas are one of the more baffling teams in the country as we exit November. They lost to Arkansas State, then beat #13 Oregon to open the Maui Invitational, then fell to Wisconsin and Oklahoma State.
While the jury is still out on if Georgetown (2-4) is good or bad, one thing is for sure: They can’t lose to Howard (0-4). It would be even worse than losing to Arkansas State.
How to watch, listen, or stream
Game time: 1:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports 1 (Brian Curtin, Donny Marshall)
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
Live Stream: FOX Sports Go (Where Available)
Georgetown is favored by 19 points, per OddsShark. The over/under is set at 142.
The Hoyas are 1-4 ATS this year, while the Bison are 0-1.
Georgetown is 7-0 all-time against their fellow Washington, D.C. foes. The last meeting, in December 2011, saw Georgetown win, 62-48.
Players to Watch
James Miller - Howard
Miller, a senior, has taken 36.2% of Howard’s shots when he has been on the court this season. That mark is 23rd highest in the country. In other words, Miller is a volume shooter. His shooting percentage is rather pedestrian, so unless he gets hot, Georgetown shouldn’t have to worry about him too much.
Damon Collins - Howard
Collins leads the Bison in rebounding this year with 5.8 per game. Rebounding has been an issue for the Hoyas so far this season, as shown in their loss to Wisconsin. They should be able to keep Collins under wraps, but he’s certainly a player to take note of.
Rodney Pryor - Georgetown
Pryor has been one of the Hoyas’ constant bright spots this season. He’s the only Georgetown player ranked nationally in both two point-shooting (23-39, .590, 393rd nationally) and three-point shooting (16-34, .471, 191st nationally). While Pryor could probably afford to have an off-day against Howard and Georgetown would still win, he has a chance to make a run at Big East Player of the Year this season, so every game counts for him.