February 8, 2012 It's that time, Georgetown's annual match up with arch-enemy Syracuse. The contest, number 87 between the schools, takes place at Syracuse's Carrier Dome at 7p tonight. Ranked 11th/12th nationally, Georgetown, 18-4, 8-3 in the BIG EAST hopes to make this win number 40 in the series, and the third victory in the last four tries. Syracuse, ranked 2nd in the country with a 23-1/10-1 record, will attempt to say atop the BIG EAST and protect its lofty national standing.
ESPN is the television outlet broadcasting this game. As always, Rich Chvotkin will man the radio duties, with WTEM 980 being the station.
Thursday's media day provided some insight into the Hoyas' preparation and thoughts. Exclusive sessions with Markel Starks, Jabril Trawick and Greg Whittington can be heard on the Premium Court message board. They discuss relationships with Syracuse players, on court expectations from Syracuse, and what the Hoyas need to do.
All fans, HoyaReport.com subscribers and others, are invited to visit our Open Forum message board during game time, or real time, in game chat.
Enjoy the following audio sessions. Topics are sketched:
Jason Clark - Bad shots against Syracuse's 2-3 zone, attacking that zone, [db]Dion Waiters and the challenge he poses. Click here for interview.
Henry Sims - Challenges Syracuse poses, Fab Melo the player, why the Syracuse zone is so good, busting zone from foul line, turnovers the Orange produces and preparing for that, goals for the game, free throw shooting, CJ Fair and his relationship with him. Click here for interview.
John Thompson III - Preparing his team for Syracuse, need for ball security, the Cuse's depth, good shots vs bad shots, cat and mouse with Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, importance of rebounding, adjustment of neophyte players to the BIG EAST, Waiters' impact and that of Melo, Kris Joseph's offensive development, strategy during the win at Syracuse and the home loss last year, Tyler Adams and health update. Click here for the interview b>.