The Georgetown Hoyas (1-0) continue their season-opening homestand Saturday evening as the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (1-0) make their way to Washington DC.
The Blue Devils are coached by 1993-94 Big East Player of the Year Donyell Marshall, making this the fourth time ever that former Big East Players of the Year are behind the bench for opposing teams. Last season’s three Georgetown/St. John’s games were, of course, the other three times.
CCSU’s season opening victory over Hartford on Tuesday saw some excitement as the Blue Devils rallied from a 12 point first half deficit to pick up a 75-68 victory. Forward Tyler Kohl had a career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Center Deion Bute had 15 points, as well. If the Hoyas can contain Kohl and Bute, they should be able to cruise to victory.
Georgetown has the added bonus of Kaleb Johnson’s return to the lineup. Johnson missed the season opener with a leg injury, but will likely be back in action Saturday. Johnson started every game for the Hoyas in 2017-18, so if he’s healthy, he’ll be starting.
While CCSU looked competent against Hartford, Georgetown isn’t Hartford. Jessie Govan and the Hoyas should be able to roll to victory against the Blue Devils.
HOW TO WATCH
Time: 6 p.m. ET
TV: FS2 (Wayne Randazzo, Tarik Turner
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