Big East: Georgetown-Villanova preview

By Jerry Palm - March 08, 2007

We're about 5 minutes from tipoff of Villanova-Georgetown, and we still have a sparse crowd. The only session where we had a good crowd was for Syracuse.

Georgetown is the top seed, which is both surprising and not. The Hoyas were highly ranked in the preseason because they returned most of last year's team that made a good run in the NCAAs. However, they got off to a so-so start, losing at home to Oregon and Old Dominion, so expectations lowered for conference play. Then they went out and won it.

Georgetown is coached by John Thompson and features Patrick Ewing. Oh, wait, that was 20 years ago. This team is coached by John Thompson III and Patrick Ewing, Jr, a transfer from Indiana, comes off the bench for the Hoyas.

Villanova already has its bid secured for the NCAA tournament. Yesterday, they were a two-man show with Sumpter and Reynolds. They'll probably have to get more help to win today. No word yet if Mike Nardi will play.

Posted by Jerry Palm at 12:02 PM on March 08, 2007

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