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Game #27: St. John's basketball at Georgetown Hoyas - pregame articles

Cavataio vs GeorgetownSt. John’s links.


Note: Jasiulionis is slated to start tonight on Hibbert. Whoops, wrong link.

Washington Post - A Young Hoya Drives With a Steady Hand

On Austin Freeman.

Washington Post – Red Storm can’t match Hoyas’ rise:

Georgetown has remained the Big East's elite team since Thompson's arrival; no league team boasts more conference victories over the last three-plus seasons than Georgetown (43).

At the opposite end of the spectrum, St. John's can claim only 19 Big East victories and no postseason appearances in Roberts' three-plus seasons.

After Duke ran the Red Storm out of Durham 86-56 on Saturday, St. John's athletic director Chris Monasch was asked whether Roberts would return for next season's fifth and final year of his contract:

Said Monasch: "I'm not willing to pass judgment on a season until it's complete."

With that somewhat transparent lack of an endorsement behind him, Stewart (?!!) and his team will step on the floor at Verizon Center tonight seeking the affirmation of an upset. Perhaps this tale of two coaches has a dual moral:

Few high-profile professions are more stress-filled or more difficult, particularly when the task involves resurrecting a major conference program. Just ask Matt Doherty, Quin Snyder, Tommy Amaker, Steve Alford, Kelvin Sampson, Billy Gillespie or Sidney Lowe.

Once again, someone misnames Norm Roberts as Norm Stewart. For future reference:
Norm Stewart and Norm Roberts

Staten Island Advance - Too Soon For St. John's To Quit On Norm Roberts

The fact that the program doesn’t look much different than when the coach stepped in to the head job is reason enough to ask for a change, Mr. Dowd.

HoyaSaxa’s matchup notes.