Hack preview, my preview, Oates' diary
Here is Hack a Bracket's take on Saturday's game. All the trends favor the Hoyas. Vegas has them as an 8-point favorite.
We haven't really faced a team like Georgetown this season. Since NC State scrapped their Princeton offense no other ACC team runs anything similar. However, Al and Co have faced it many times and with much success. I think we'll start in the amoeba, but move to 2-3 early and often. I haven't been able to watch Georgetown all that much, but from what I've read, the 2-3 gives them problems. They lost to Syracuse late in the season. Our only common opponent is Duke (how did we play Providence, but Georgetown did not? Gotta love the 16 team Big East.) We lost to the Devils twice. Georgetown lost once.
I think we can and will score Saturday. Especially if Oates can draw Hibbert away from the basket. They won't disrupt our play or put a ton of pressure on us full court. It will really be about running the Flex in the half court.
Georgetown should be favored. They are a great team having a great season. If we play like we did Thursday, we can win. Ever the optimist, I think we pull off the upset.
My prediction: BC 71, Georgetown 63
We won, so that means Oates' continued his diary.