72, 69 and 9

Jan. 31, 2012

One thing I’ve noted in writing for this here Hoop Club Blog for the past three years is that every one of the writers that our benevolent Blogfather John Hawkes recruits to pitch in brings their own style and lens to the blog. Whether it’s one of the West Coast crew’s travelogues, Tom Wong’s history lessons, or…whatever you would describe John’s sprawling, epic 4,000-word pieces as*, I hope that you find the different viewpoints, and different generations, a fun way to keep up with the Hoyas and learn more about each game.

*I go with “Klostermanian, with notes of Steve Perry and Sead Dizdarevic”

For myself, I prefer to look at numbers. Numbers are fun! Numbers are objective! Numbers are a way to cover up the fact that I don’t do a lot of advance scouting of the Hoyas’ opponents. Alright. Moving on.

With the Hoyas set to square off against UConn tonight at the Verizon Center, there are a plethora of numbers that stand out:

  • While the Hoyas’ 10 freshmen and sophomores make them an unquestionably young team, UConn is even younger, with only Rutgers and St. John’s having a younger squad on average in the conference. The Huskies start one junior, three sophomores, and hyped freshman Andre Drummond.
  • Though their current three-game losing skid may not show it, the Huskies shine at interior defense, holding opponents to a 38.3% clip on 2-point shots, best in the country. Their interior success comes primarily at the end of Drummond’s arm, as the center is averaging 2.5 blocks per game and 10% of shots taken while him on the floor are swatted.
  • According to Ken Pomeroy’s fancy new player similarity scores, which assesses a player’s statistical output (not necessarily skill or playing style) to find the closes comparables, UConn point guard Shabazz Napier should look pretty familiar to Hoyas fans. Listed in Napier’s five most similar players are 2010 Kemba Walker, 2008 Scottie Reynolds, and 2007 Greivis Vasquez. Three players that Hoyas fans are certainly clamoring to see more of.

Yes, Ken Pomeroy is my homeboy and all that. But if I may break from form for one game, I’ll posit that when it comes to the Hoyas facing UConn at the Verizon Center, only three numbers matter.

72.

69.

9 Hoyas Win’s (on average).

Project all you want, computers. I know what I’m calling tomorrow.

Hoya Saxa,

Paul Campbell (MSB 09)

Generation Roy

 

 

(14) Georgetown (16-4, 6-3) vs. UConn (14-6, 4-4)

Wednesday, February 1 7:00 PM

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April 21
L, 9-1
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
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April 21
L, 5-1
Villanova
Philadelphia, Pa.
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April 21
L, 8-1
Villanova
Philadelphia, Pa.

Live Stats
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April 21
TBA
Clemson
Winston-Salem, N.C.
April 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Washington, D.C.
April 21
L, 4-1
Villanova
Washington, D.C.
RECAP
April 21
W, 9-8 (ot)
Marquette
Cooper Field
RECAP

BEDN
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April 21
W, 4-2
Villanova
Washington, D.C.
RECAP
April 21
W, 15-6
NJIT
Cooper Field
RECAP
April 21
Individual Results
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
RECAP
April 21
1st of 6
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Island Clubhouse; Callawassie, S.C.
RECAP

Live Scoring

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April 21
All Day
Class of 2006 Cup vs. Princeton
Princeton, N.J.

Results
First Varsity Eight (Class of 2006 Cup)
Georgetown, 7:11.4
Princeton, 7:13.6

Varsity Four
Georgetown, 8:20.3
Princeton, 8:21.8

2X
Princeton, 8:23.4
Georgetown, 8:58.7

Second Varsity Four
Georgetown, 8:25.0
Princeton, 8:28.2
Princeton, 8:43.0
April 21
All Day
MAISA Womens Championship
Norfolk, Va.
April 21
All Day
Penn & Princeton
Princeton, N.J.

Results
First Varsity Eight
Princeton, 6:00.8
Penn, 6:05.0
Georgetown, 6:10.1

Second Varsity Eight
Penn, 6:14.5
Princeton, 6:17.0
Georgetown, 6:40.3

Third Varsity Eight
Princeton, 6:09.4
Penn, 6:29.2
Georgetown, 6:30.5
April 21
All Day
Arrigan Memorial Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 21
All Day
Cherry Hill Invitational
Camden, N.J.

Results
Varsity Eight
Grand Final
4th place - 6:53.48

Second Varsity Eight
Petite Final
4th place - 7:25.06

Varsity Four
Petite Final
2nd place - 8:22.51

Second Varsity Four (Event 4)
Grand Final
6th place - 8:28.83
April 21
Individual Results
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
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April 22
L, 2-1 (10)
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
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April 22
L, 4-0
Villanova
Philadelphia, Pa.
RECAP

Live Stats
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April 22
1st of 6
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Island Clubhouse; Callawassie, S.C.
RECAP

Live Scoring

BIG EAST Day 3 Get Acrobat Reader

April 22
All Day
Arrigan Memorial Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 22
All Day
MAISA Womens Championship
Norfolk, Va.
April 24
7:00 PM
George Washington
Shirley Povich Field
April 25
3:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Cooper Field
April 26
TBA
First Round
Cayce, S.C.
April 26
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 26
TBA
First Round
Cayce, S.C.
April 26
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
7:30 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 27
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
TBA
Quarterfinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 27
TBA
Quarterfinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 28
7:30 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 28
1:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 28
3:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 28
1:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.

BEDN
April 28
1:00 PM
Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
All Day
Temple
Washington, D.C.
April 28
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
All Day
Class of 2006 Cup vs. North Carolina
Lake Garner, N.C.
April 28
All Day
America Trophy
St. Mary's City, Md.
April 28
TBA
Semifinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 28
All Day
Cornell & Penn
Ithaca, N.Y.
April 28
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
TBA
Semifinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
1:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

BEDN
April 29
TBA
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 29
TBA
Championship
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
All Day
America Trophy
St. Mary's City, Md.
April 29
All Day
Dartmouth
Hanover, N.H.
April 29
TBA
Championship
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Golf Club - Callawassie Island, S.C.
April 29
All Day
Eastern Sprints
Worcester, Mass.
April 30
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Golf Club - Callawassie Island, S.C.
May 1
7:00 PM
Mount St. Marys
Shirley Povich Field
May 1
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Golf Club - Callawassie Island, S.C.
May 3
TBA
BIG EAST Semifinals
Villanova, Pa.

CBSSN
May 4
7:00 PM
Villanova
Shirley Povich Field
May 4
All Day
Kehoe Twilight Meet
College Park, Md.
May 4
All Day
Kehoe Twilight Meet
College Park, Md.
May 5
7:00 PM
Villanova
Shirley Povich Field
May 5
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Nats Academy
May 5
2:00 PM
Seton Hall
Nats Academy
May 5
TBA
BIG EAST Championship
Villanova, Pa.

CBSSN
May 6
1:00 PM
Villanova
Shirley Povich Field
May 6
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Nats Academy
May 9
5:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore 7 innings
Shirley Povich Field
May 9
7:30 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore 7 innings
Shirley Povich Field
May 11
4:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
May 11
All Day
Patriot League Championships
Camden, N.J.
May 11
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 11
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 12
2:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
May 12
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 12
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 13
1:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

BEDN
May 13
All Day
Eastern Sprints
Worcester, Mass.
May 15
7:00 PM
UMBC
Shirley Povich Field
May 17
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
Shirley Povich Field
May 18
4:00 PM
Seton Hall
Shirley Povich Field
May 19
1:00 PM
Seton Hall
Shirley Povich Field
May 22
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 23
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 24
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 24
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.
May 24
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.
May 25
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Sarasota, Fla.
May 25
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.
May 25
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.
May 26
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.
May 26
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.
May 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Sarasota, Fla.
May 26
All Day
ICSA Team Race National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 27
All Day
ICSA Team Race National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 27
All Day
NCAA Championships
Sarasota, Fla.
May 28
All Day
ICSA Team Race National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 29
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 30
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 31
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
June 1
All Day
IRA National Championships
West Windsor, N.J.
June 1
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
June 1
All Day
IRA National Championships
Mercer Lake, N.J.
June 2
All Day
IRA National Championships
West Windsor, N.J.
June 2
All Day
IRA National Championships
Mercer Lake, N.J.
June 3
All Day
IRA National Championships
Mercer Lake, N.J.
June 3
All Day
IRA National Championships
West Windsor, N.J.
June 6
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 6
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 7
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 7
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 8
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 8
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 9
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 9
All Day
NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.