Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hoyas return to action on Saturday and get ready for the Smackdown against the Utah State Aggies



I guess you could say it's time to come down off of this Hoyamania high.  It was definitely hard too, but I've finally came back down to a Hoyaland high.  Call it what you want because November Madness is just what it was, November Madness, right unitl the last day of that month.  Most college basketball analyst say, the Hoya/Missouri game was the best college basketball game played so far this season, and some also said it was the favorite.  Believe it or not those same analyst said it was the "best" college basketball game ever played during the month of November.    “We want to enjoy the win,” Hoyas point guard Chris Wright said. “But we can’t make it out to be any bigger picture than it is.” 

“I think it’s important for this team to stay even keeled,” Wright said. “We’ve been in situations where we’ve won big games early. We can either go up or down. We just need to get back to work. This was just another win.” The Hoyas 7-0, refocus on the Hoya Dream Season and gear up to play the Aggies of Utah State in another tough test nonconference match-up at home, in the Verizon Center, Washington D.C. on Saturday 12 pm.  Utah State come into D.C. with a 5-1 (2-1 on the road) record. 

“It was two teams really going after it.  It's was like March,” Missouri coach Mike Anderson said. “The thing that came back to haunt us is that they’re veterans.  Those older guys, they’ve been through wars.”  I totally agree with that statement, the mighty Hoyas have been through the Big East wars also.  “We have a tough team,” Thompson III said. “It doesn’t surprise us that we were able to bounce back.”

The Aggies recent winners of 4 straight last win was Wednesday against Denver U 61-53.  Their only loss was against ranked opponet #23 BYU.  The Aggies leading scorer is Yai Wesley 15.3 pts. 

For the mighty Hoyas, senior Austin Freeman is averaging 21.7 pts.  Senior lead point guard Chris Wright is leading the Hoyas in assists at 7.4 a game.  Senior Julian Vaughn is leading in rebounds at 7.2 pe game.  Hoyanation and friends the Hoyas know it's still a early season and are not feeding into the hype.  They still have to take things one step at a time. 

As Coach John Thompson III says, "we're still a work in progress,", and this is true, so let's not forget.  Expectations can be something else if you know what I mean.  People have their expectations at high levels, but the Hoyas have to maintain steadiness, humbleness and approach each practice and game with a "sense of urgency."  Although the Hoyas have past these great nonconference tests so far, they still know they have to play hard, play smart and have fun and live their dream.  The "Hoya Dream Season" is in full effect!  The Hoyas are focused. 




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