Sunday, November 18, 2012

On to the semi-finals of the Legends Classic

2012 Legends Classic

Thinking of the two and half games the Hoyas have played, and now it's onto the semi-final round to play the UCLA Bruins in the Legends Classic at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.. 

UCLA has gone 2-0 in two previous games against Georgetown, a perennial contender in the Big East Conference. In the two schools' last meeting, UCLA defeated the Hoyas, 71-70, at the then-MCI Center in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8, 2003.

I came across a July article about the ESPN Legends Classic. The only thing wrong with are the ESPN College Hoops analyst picks.

Whom others are picking: 

Andy Katz: Indiana over UCLA 
Jason King: Indiana over UCLA 
Myron Medcalf: Indiana over UCLA 
Dana O'Neil: Indiana over UCLA

Those ESPN College Hoop's analysts are "sleeping on the Hoyas!"

"We are always going to look to push it and get easy baskets, but we're going to execute on offense in the halfcourt set and take good shots, You have to take away the transition. So once that's taken away, you better be able to execute and be able to play with nine other guys around you. You better know how to move and how to use ball screens." - Ben Howland

The Hoyas "defensive intensity and communication" will be on point. Stop that transitional offense in it's tracks and rebound well. UCLA vs. UC Irvine overtime game

In the video 4:48 the question was asked, "does this give you -- build up or give you more confidence or sense of relief knowing that you can  play this way going into that  game against Georgetown?" 

"Georgetown runs the Princeton Offense." No coach, it's called the "Georgetown Offense!" 5:01 

UCLA Coach Ben Howland James Madison Recap and comments of Georgetown

UCLA has Shabazz back, Georgetown has Porter back! 

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