How to Watch/Follow
Time: 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM CST)
Location: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska (Somewhere in Middle America)
TV: CBS Sports Network
Things to Watch
1. Does Georgetown get revenge? Because Creighton straight up waxed them in D.C., 90-66. The Jays made 16 threes, TOBY! Hegner lead the way with 19, and Davion Mintz had an Offensive Rating of 189(!!) in 21 minutes. The Hoyas were paced by Jagan Mosely, with 11. If Georgetown wants to win, they’ll have to get their talented duo of Jessie Govan and Marcus Derrickson going (they combined for 11 total points in the last matchup). With Martin Krampelj sidelined, look for the Hoyas to go inside early and often, and don’t be surprised if the game plan early revolves around finding inside touches and kickouts to open players like Mosely, Blair, and Pickett.
2. Other players have shown offensive ability for Creighton, but Creighton goes as Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas go. In the Jays’ last outing, the two combined for 43 of the Jays’ 68 points. If one of them has an off night or Georgetown comes out with a great gameplan, can the rest of the Creighton roster carry them to victory?
3. Creighton (and specifically Marcus Foster) terrifies me because offense comes so easy to them, and their offense goes so deep. It seems like every person on their team can finish at the rim, hit open jump shots, and create offense for others. The Hoyas got blitzed at home. Can they really hope to slow down the Creighton offense? On the flip side of point 1, where Georgetown might want to bang inside, players like Toby Hegner and Ronnie Harrell (who comes in off the bench to play at forward) can hit 3s and move around on the perimeter, which might cause problems on the defensive end for the Georgetown bigs. If Govan gets in trouble early, the Hoyas might find themselves in a hole that’s just a bit difficult to dig out of.
Don’t @ Me Prediction
Haven’t made one of these in a while. Anyway. I love Georgetown’s fight and Patrick Ewing definitely has shown the tools to be a good coach going forward. But this year isn’t the Hoyas’ year. They’ll be just fine in a couple years (trust me, I’m a Marquette alum, we had some bad years to get through before getting to where we are, and we have good things on the horizon). I have a great feeling about them going forward. That being said, you get blitzed at home, you’ll probably get blitzed on the road. Gonna take the Jays by 18, 88-70.
(If you would like to call me out on this, it’s @snewb22. Please be nice.)
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