The Georgetown Hoyas did what they were supposed to and they should get credit for it.
The general rule for coaches is to win at home, steal some road games and the rest of the season will take care of itself. Not only are the Hoyas doing that, they are winning against teams they should beat. That is also another way to ensure a great season: handle your business.
The Hoyas only have one bad loss, which was to the South Florida Bulls, but it was on the road, so it is a little easier pill to swallow.
Their other losses are to the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers, the No. 17 Marquette Golden Eagles and the No. 20 Pittsburgh Panthers. With three out of their four losses to Top 20 teams, head coach John Thompson III knows the kind of team he has.
The Hoyas took care of the DePaul Blue Demons tonight by a score of 90-66 with the help of some hot shooting from 3-point range and a career high by D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera.
The team’s recent play begs the question: will the Hoyas lose in any of their remaining games in the regular season? They have already won eight in a row, but they have to face the No. 8 Syracuse Orangemen on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. In addition, even if they do get by the ‘Cuse on Saturday, they have to face them one more time at home.
They most likely will lose one more time this season and split with Syracuse, but they will also take care of business with the other teams on their roster to maintain a share of the Big East regular season title.
Either way, when it comes tournament time, Georgetown will go far because they are not designed to lose to lower-seeded teams.
They handle their business.
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