Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's the second game of the season

Well, actually the first game of the season. First game aboard the USS Bataan was cancelled before the second half ot the Navy Marine NCAA Hoops Classic. A unforgettable once in a lifetime experience for our collegate athletes and staff.

Two days later it's FINALLY off to the Verizon Center aka "The Phone Booth!" College basketball is finally here. From where I live the phone booth is only a 20 minute ride with little traffic if I'm driving. Most game days I drive to the Huntington Metro, park my car, and catch a train right to the arena. Takes about 40 minutes because of regular stops.

It'll be like reunion from last season. There are special moments to come this season just one game at a time. Hoyas  vs. Dukes will be the game to get things started this season for me. Although the season has already started this game is the official start to the "Road To The Final Four."

Hoyas Tip of the Game Jason Clark on the 2-3 zone: : yessir..the middle is weakest part of the zone..get it there and it opens everything else up!

Looking at the A10's positioning, the Dukes are the bottom of the conference this season. This may be a team that can raise up during the season. The Hoyas know this and know it won't happen with them. They never underestimate any teams no matter what the stats say. We know our Hoyas are focused and on their own task to stay focused and play the way they're suppose to play no matter the score of the 

I hear people saying certain games are "cupcake" games and everything. I can understand this from a fans' view, but the truth of the matter to the coaches and players this just isn't the case. Chemistry means everything. You can gain chemistry of course from winning but even during losses especially tough losses.  
Duquesne is in its first season under head coach Jim Ferry, who led LIU Brooklyn to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.  The Dukes return two starters from last year’s 16-15 team, as they look to bounce back from a 69-66 loss to Albany on Friday.  The last time the program has opened with back-to-back road games was during the 1990-91 campaign.

The Dukes are led offensively by guard Sean Johnson, who led the team in scoring 10 times in 2012 and has 900 career points.  Johnson went 42-of-114 (.368) from the three-point area last year in making the transition from being the team’s sixth man to a starter.  Duquesne finished last year ranked third nationally in turnover margin, with only VCU and Syracuse finishing with a larger margin.
Georgetown was only able to complete a half in its season opener against Florida, as the game was halted after the first 20 minutes due to condensation on the floor aboard the USS Bataan at Naval Station Mayport.  The Hoyas enter the year with two starters and nine letterwinners returning to a team that was picked to finish in fifth place in the Big East Conference.  The roster features zero seniors and has a combined group of 10 freshmen and sophomores.  Georgetown is 9-1 ATS in November the last two-plus seasons.
The Hoyas will need to get big production out of Otto Porter Jr. to have a successful season, as the sophomore forward averaged 9.7 points and led the team with 6.8 rebounds per game.  Georgetown also has two experienced players in Nate Lubick and Markel Starks, who combined to score 10.6 points last year.  These two programs will be meeting for the 14th time, with Sunday’s host winning 10 of the previous 13 contests. - Maddux Sports

Veteran's Day Salute! 

Poem I wrote and narrated >Hoyas Banner Year

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