The Georgetown Hoyas have one of the NCAA's tougher non-conference schedules, having already played against Missouri (in a "neutral" game in Kansas City), at Temple, at Old Dominion and on a neutral court against North Carolina State. However, they face what is possibly their biggest test tonight when they take on No. 16 Memphis in the FexEx Forum in Tennessee. The game will take place at 8 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN2.
The Tigers are 9-1 on the year, with the only loss coming at highly-ranked Kansas on December 7. That has been their only true road game to date. They have wins over Miami and LSU, but otherwise have played a pretty easy slate. Still, they are an up-and-coming team led by young coach Josh Pastner.
The good news for Georgetown is that Memphis' top scorer, junior Wesley Witherspoon, is not in the lineup because of torn cartilage in his knee. He's not expected back until mid-January at the earliest. With him sidelined, the Tigers will have to rely on Joe Jackson and Will Barton, the team's other double-figure scorers.
This is Georgetown's final non-conference game of the season. They will begin Big East play on December 29 at Notre Dame.