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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370939

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I hope they can get shooting better but I understand what members of the board are saying we have been down the o for w road before but looking at our offensive and field goal shooting and the fact that steere thus far has been a dud sad but there is the possibility we
Only win 4-5/games in confr
Unless they can put it together but we’re will the wins come from
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370943

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I know that basically everyone took a wait and see approach to this season as did I in the beginning. We all said , let’s see how this team is playing in February and March. In my humble opinion, the wins over West Virginia abs Arizona changes that. We know that they can win at this level despite our shooting woes. I still think we are a better shooting team than what we showed against Xavier. This team is at a crossroads now, never mind February and March. The wins over two Top 25 teams changed everything. Expectations changed. Our SOS is good and our NET is good. If we can put together a 9-9 conference record we can possibly make the NCAA tournament. This is the crossroads after starting 0-2. These next three Very winnable games will tell us if we will be a factor in the conference and in the NCAA conversation or if we will fade into oblivion as has been the case most years. The time is now for this team.

I think we can wear down Georgetown with our style. They only play and have 7 scholarship players. I think we can pull away at the end.
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370945

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Winnable game, not a lock obviously, but advantage to team with more depth who also can sap roster depleted GT via pressure.
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370969

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I see this as a pivotal moment for the Johnnies season. It's easy to develop a losing mentality. They need a win to keep up confidence. A loss at Georgetown would be 3 in a row in the BE.

The Johnnies are already a terrible shooting team. It'll get worse if they completely lose confidence in themselves.

Georgetown is a must win.
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370975

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As usual I appreciate the posts and realize most posters know more about the ins and outs of college basketball and this SJU team. And I tend to be optimistic. HOWEVER. HOWEVER.

Here's my humble take.

CMA did the best he could putting together a last minute batch of available players, using the returning and untested bench players admirably and suffering with his two stars under-achieving.

Hence, I really don't know if this is a "must win" or if we can wear anybody down.
And I surely am not counting on a W - we are only an okay team in a league with "better than okay" teams.
AND this is a road game.
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GO St. Johns!
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370984

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BPI doesn't like us at all in this game. As of right now, they are only giving us a 30.3% chance of victory.

They do like us to beat DePaul on Saturday though. In fact, it's almost a complete 180 degree turn. 70.6% chance of victory, as of today.
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370988

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SJU61982 wrote: BPI doesn't like us at all in this game. As of right now, they are only giving us a 30.3% chance of victory.

They do like us to beat DePaul on Saturday though. In fact, it's almost a complete 180 degree turn. 70.6% chance of victory, as of today.


Sounds like they are over factoring in home court and not what is really going on with these teams. Gtown is not playing. Gtown is going to be gassed trying to deal with us. I think we matchup very well with Gtown. I am expecting a win.
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #370989

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Because of their depleted roster Georgetown is the perfect opponent for SJU. In addition to utilizing a pressure defense for the whole game SJU should adandon some of their three point attempts which have not been falling to taking the ball to the rim more often.
Georgetown will be playing to avoid getting into foul trouble which might create some easy penetration baskets.
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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #371001

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(PRE-GAME) @Georgetown (CAP ONE), Wed. Jan. 8, 6:30p, FS-1 / 970 AM 2 months 3 weeks ago #371002

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The Hoyas commit a turnover on 20.2% of their possessions so far this season. That, with a short bench does create an opportunity to wear them down both mentally and physically. As some have mentioned, it may not be a bad idea to force the issue on drives (within reason) to see if you can induce ole' defense or foul trouble.

We will likely be about a 5 point dog, but I think this is really good opportunity to steal one.
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