Exclusive: Watkins on Villy

January 27, 2014 - Tonight's BIG EAST Conference contest between Georgetown and Villanova stands as the latest opportunity for the Hoyas to gain a win; John Thompson III's crew has fallen in five of the last six, four straight, all league games.
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Eric Watkins, publisher of graciously responded to a request for his take on tonight's game. Following are excerpts of his exclusive report, which touched upon the 'Cat's offense, defense, vulnerabilities and roster:
"The Cats have struggled at times to limit dribble-penetration.
"Though the Hoya front-court is a bit depleted, the Wildcat defense struggles at times to guard the interior - in particular when..."
"When (James) Bell or (JaVaughn) Pinkston is having an off game, Darrun Hilliard,(Ryan) Arcidiacono or Frosh, Josh Hart have been there to pick up the slack".
"The Wildcats have been quite effective offensively for much of the season because of the ability to tap..."
"Emerging x-factors for Villanova are (Daniel) Ochefu (who has exhibited a recent surge in confidence and production on offense) and Dylan Ennis (the Soph Guard xfer from Rice)".
For Watkins' submission, in its entirety, click here.
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