Georgetown (12-4, 1-3 Big East) has been reeling in recent weeks, losing three of four. They are led by sharpshooter Austin Freeman, who is averaging 18 points a contest.
When times are tough, turn to your veteran leaders. I expect the Hoyas to turn to Freeman, Jason Clark and Chris Wright in hopes of them having monster games.
Pittsburgh (15-1, 3-0 Big East) has responded to the loss to Tennessee with five straight victories. The Tennessee game was a flash in the pan for the Volunteers as their season has quickly went downhill. They all shot well from the floor that game, and Scotty Hopson played out of his mind, some of the best basketball you will see all year.
The Panthers defeated previously #4 UCONN in Pittsburgh, 78-63 on December 27. Their other two Big East victories came against Marquette and Providence. The Providence game was surprising to me because they, generally, do not play well there. It was encouraging to see them get the win.
Pittsburgh struggles against teams that can shoot the rock from behind the arc, and that is what Georgetown is capable of. The game is going to come down to how well they shoot from distance. If Chris Wright can have a good game I think Georgetown will win, if not, Pittsburgh will win.
I think he will.
About the Author
Written by Justin Welton
Born in Franklin, PA. Life-long Pittsburgh sports fan + Boston Celtics. Attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Working for WCUC - 91.7 and WCUB-TV. Clarion Call writer for two years.