5 Bold Predictions For No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 5 Utah

By Timothy Downs

5 Bold Predictions For No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 5 Utah

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There will be many predictions made about this No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 5 Utah matchup, but none of them will be as bold as these five.

5. Joshua Smtih Completely Irrelevant For The Hoyas

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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5. Joshua Smtih Completely Irrelevant For The Hoyas

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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Joshua Smith started against Eastern Washington, yet he only played seven minutes and accumulated four points. It's clear that going forward, he's just not an incredibly important part of what this Hoyas team is doing anymore.

4. Utah Coach Larry Krystkowiak Exploits Weakness In Hoyas' Strategy

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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4. Utah Coach Larry Krystkowiak Exploits Weakness In Hoyas' Strategy

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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If anyone can come up with a strategy to disrupt what Georgetown does best, it's Utah's Larry Krystkowiak. Clearly, the Hoyas are far too reliant on one player, and Krystkowiak will implement the perfect kryptponite. You can write it down right now.

3. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Cannot Establish Consistent Scoring

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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3. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Cannot Establish Consistent Scoring

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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And that plan will be to do anything -- and everything -- to curb D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera's scoring spurts. The Hoyas simply cannot rely heavily on any other member of their rotation to pick up the slack, which will ultimately devastate them.

2. Jakob Poeltl Baffles Georgetown's Frontcourt

during a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 67-64.
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2. Jakob Poeltl Baffles Georgetown's Frontcourt

during a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 67-64.
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Jakob Poeltl is like the Rodney Dangerfield of college basketball; he simply can't get any respect. However, against Stephen F. Austin, he dominated for 18 points and eight rebounds. Expect more of the same from Poeltl against a confused Georgetown frontcourt.

1. John Thompson III Dumbfounded By Hoyas' No-Show

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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1. John Thompson III Dumbfounded By Hoyas' No-Show

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
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John Thompson III came into this tournament expecting to take this Georgetown team a long way, but he will be utterly dumbfounded by Utah's brilliant strategy for curbing the Hoyas' scoring prowess.

Timothy Downs is a Featured Writer for RantSports.com. You can ‘like him’ on Facebook add him on Google or follow him on Twitter @Tidow1212.

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