The Hoyas come into the toughest stretch of their Big East schedule. They face two straight ranked teams in Marquette and the Cincinnati Bearcats. In addition, they also have to play Syracuse twice, one of which is the final game of the Big East regular season schedule.
Nobody is playing better than Georgetown.
However, there is a part of their game that has to concern Head Coach John Thompson III. That is offense.
The Hoyas’ offense has at times this year been, well, offensive. The Hoyas currently rank 246th in offense, scoring just 64.4 points per game. And who could forget their 37-36 win over the Tennessee Volunteers?
Hopefully everyone can forget that.
Still with one of the Big East’s best players in sophomore Otto Porter Jr. the Georgetown offense can be explosive at times.
Porter Jr. averages 15 points and eight rebounds per game and he will need to be at his best in the coming weeks in order to give the Hoyas a chance against Syracuse’s zone defense and against the tenacious Marquette man-to-man pressure.
Georgetown will show what they are made of with their upcoming schedule and base upon their scoring output against Marquette in their last meeting, where they scored a measly 48 points (and lost by one point on the road), they have to like their chances in the rematch this week.
If they can score in the high 60s, then they have a realistic chance of winning the Big East title outright.
Just imagine, what would be sweeter than for the Hoyas and their fans then to clinch the Big East crown at home on March 9 against Syracuse in their last Big East meeting? Nothing.
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