November 30, 2010

Hoyas tested by Tigers tonight!

November 30, 2010 - Georgetown tips off against Missouri tonight, a contest that will go a long way in determining how this group of Hoyas compares to other top-tier teams: Despite four of G'Town's (6-0) 2010 foes doing battle in postseason tournaments - Old Dominion, Coastal Carolina, NC State, Wofford - and two of them, Wofford (SoCon) and ODU (CAA) winning their league championship last year, some have questioned how the Hoyas would fare against good power conference schools. The question is not baseless.

Enter Missouri, currently ranked eighth and ninth in the ESPN/USA Today and AP Top 25 polls respectively. Though Georgetown, ranked 14th and 16th in the same polls, is also Mizzou's first major conference opponent, The Tigers are highly clearly highly regarded nationally, likely due to an athletic lineup built to press and run opponents into submission.

Game particulars and prognostications, from both sides of the aisle, follow.

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