December 21, 2007
Hoyas geared up for Memphis
December 21, 2007 - Wednesday, Georgetown's head coach labeled scheduling "an inexact science", since "you put it together (the preceding) during the spring and summer", with the intention that "Hopefully it will prepare you for the Big East". His point was a team's schedule is to a degree speculative, as teams may or may not materialize like expected months ago.
To date, some dubious observers have discounted whether G'Town's schedule was adequately preparing the team for the rigors of their 16 team conference, one known for intense, physical play: Michigan has proven something of a disappointment this season with a new coach, while Alabama, who Georgetown played on a semi-neutral court in Birmingham, is reeling from the loss of its All-American caliber point guard, Ron Steele. Old Dominion played the Hoyas tough on their home court, but are still a Colonial Athletic Association team (though they defeated the Hoyas last year in DC with a senior laden team), and Ball State has undergone significant changes since last season, including the acrimonious departure this year of Ronny Thompson, the team's former head coach and brother of Georgetown's bench leader. Fairfield, Radford, Jacksonville, and William and Mary, while well coached, are not teams that generally instill fear in Big East-caliber teams on paper.
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