Tuesday, December 28, 2010

South Bend awaits the Hoyas return


First off, I would like to pray for the legendary songtress Teena Marie and her family, friends and fans.  I would like to honor her by playing two of her greatest hits Beyond the Groove and Magic as it relates to our Hoyas! 


Hoyanation and friends, although the mighty Hoyas were not playing, I was thrilled when Big East play started.  The first Big East conference started off with a bang with #4 UConn play #6 Pitt.  Other than the Hoyas what more could you ask for.  Hearing the crowd and student section sure brought back memories from last season Big East wars.  One thing I can say about the Hoyas, they've played in these types of hostile environments so far this season, so it won't be anything new for them to hear and deal with this Big East on the road hostile activities.  They are used to it now.  It's the Hoya Dream Season in full swing!

For their first Big East conference game, the Hoyas (11-1) roll into South Bend on Wednesday night to take on the Notre Dame (11-1) Fightin' Irish.  Fielding an all-senior starting lineup, Notre Dame has shown itself to be capable of making a strong showing in the Big East.  Guard Ben Hansbrough has emerged as the leader, both in the locker room and on the court.  Irish senior forward Tim Abromaitis is leading scorer with a (16.1 average).  Senior Carlton Scott has 23 blocked shots so far this season.  Senior Irish guard Ben Hansborough is leader in assists, averaging almost four a game.  The the Hoyas know who they have to control, I think junior guard Jason Clark is the man with the plan for Han.  Notre Dame's last big win came against the University of Maryland in Baltimore County (UMBC) Terriers 93-53

Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey comment on the Hoyas:

"There's not a team playing better than Georgetown in the country right now," Brey said. "They're in an unbelievable rhythm, a very confident group.  A skilled offensive group.  I've been impressed with their transition. 

One of the reasons they're shooting a high percentage is they're getting easy baskets in transition.  They're really running more than I've seen them run.  ‎"It's an older group that's played together for a while, they know who they are. It's certainly come together very well for them."

The Georgetown Hoyas are led in scoring by senior Austin Freeman (18.9 pts.).  Senior point guard leader Chris Wright leads the team in assists at (6.3).  Senior forward Julian Vaughn leads the Hoyas in two categories (23) block shots and rebounding (9.5).  The Hoyas have prepared themselves a great deal so far this season in playing nonconference games going into rigors of the Big East Conference.  They have used these tough nonconference games as a springboard to dive into Big East play.  They are confident, poised, unselfish, and continue to play with a sense of urgency each and every game.  the motto for the Hoyas is step by step and game by game and in due time the mighty Hoyas will shine!



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