At the beginning of the season, much of the talk atop the Big East Conference circulated around the Louisville Cardinals and Syracuse Orange. The hype came for good reason and albeit both schools remain viable threats for the Final Four themselves, the front runner atop the league has quickly become that of the Georgetown Hoyas.
With one final week of the regular season remaining, the Hoyas are rolling into March and bringing with them tons of hype for the NCAA Tournament. In this week’s latest AP update, Georgetown has soared up to No. 5 in the nation and although the rankings have nothing to do with the seeding in the Big Dance, it’s not that farfetched to understand that the Hoyas are becoming very close to earning a potential No. 1 seed.
Led in all by the versatile play of superstar sophomore Otto Porter, the Hoyas have rattled off 11 consecutive victories as they prepare for a Wednesday night battle on the road at Villanova. The contest certainly holds huge implications for the Wildcats as they fight for their NCAA Tournament life, but if Georgetown hopes to earn a No. 1 seed however, it’s a game that they must also have, so buckle up for that one.
Following the game with Villanova, the Hoyas must then prepare for their final home game of the regular season, asSyracuse rolls into town looking to avenge an earlier loss this season to Georgetown. Without jumping to conclusions, it’s pretty clear that if the Hoyas can take care of business this week, then they certainly could be in a great position to earn a No. 1 seed. This of course would also hinge on their potential success as they top seed in the Big East Tournament.
Georgetown has been on cruise control over the course of the past few weeks and that’s quickly becoming bad news for the rest of the country.
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