On the face of it, Yousev’s home game against Georgetown on CBS on Saturday seems like a great way for the Huskies to finish their first season in the Big East. Finally, a few weeks ago the Hoys (9–11, 7–8 Big East) lost to UConn with 13, and the Hawkeyes (13–6, 10–6) have won five of six games. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament according to Jackie Palm’s bracketology.
But since the 70–57 home loss to the Hawkeyes on February 23, Georgetown has come away with consecutive wins. In fact, UConn’s defeat is Hoyes’ only defeat in their last five games. So it could actually be a trap game for Ucino, which would record its first Quad 3 loss of the season when it failed to route Business N to next week’s Big East tournament.
These teams played some big matches when they were both members of the old Big East, and the last time they played as a conference foe in Connecticut in 2013, Georgetown won a double overtime thriller. Considering how well the Hoys have been playing lately, don’t be shocked if it finds even a string.
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- When: Saturday, noon ET
- truth: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut
- TV: CBS live stream: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (free)
- OTT: CBS Sports App (Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast)
Game prediction, select
Ucino gave Georgetown top scorer Jamorko Pickett just 10 points from 12 of 3 shots in the first meeting, his lowest score since January 2. This time look for a 6-foot-9 attacker to perform better. , But the Huskies are still the better team. Prediction: UConn 74, Georgetown 70
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