It's not every day (or year, to be more specific) that you'll play the same team twice in a non-conference season. But that's exaclty what has happened with the Georgetown Hoyas and the Memphis Tigers. The Hoyas already beat the Tigers 91-88 in an overtime thriller in the Maui Invitational. Now they'll have a chance for the unconventional season series on Thursday when they face the Tigers again.
For a quick preview, here is an excerpt from Casual Hoya's Memphis preview.
This is not the same Memphis team we played in early November. Guys like Adonis Thomas and Chris Crawford are starting to get more involved. Memphis is hungry for a quality win and desperately wants to avenge its earlier loss to the Hoyas. For Georgetown, this is the final challenge before conference play begins. Memphis was probably a little overrated in Maui, and now the Tigers are probably a little underrated. Make no mistake about it, though. Memphis is a talented, NCAA Tourney-caliber team and this would be a solid win for a still-growing Georgetown squad. Let's take care of business at home in what should be the first meaningful game at the Phone Booth of the season.
We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day, but for more on all things Georgetown basketball, head voer to Casual Hoya.