Coming off of their biggest win of the season against No.7 Michigan State on Saturday, the Georgetown Hoyas go up against DePaul Blue Demons tonight at 9pm Eastern. They’re trying to move up in the Big East with a win, the Hoyas are 3-6 in Conference play. This will be the 29th meeting between the two rivals, with the Hoyas holding the edge in series.
The Hoyas must play well tonight to come out with a victory. Mikael Hopkins really has stepped up his game since reentering the starting lineup. Out of all the players in Georgetown’s frontcourt, Hopkins has been the most consistent. Hopkins is averaging 7.9 points, 6.4 points, and 2.3 blocks per game. In the win over #7 Michigan State, Hopkins was the only player impacting the game other than Markel Starks and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera.
The Blue demons have an record of 10-12 and have lost four straight in league play. To be honest, both teams really need to win if they really want to be playing meaningful games in March. DePaul will be without Cleveland Melvin against the Hoyas, Melvin is currently their leading scorer. Jamie Crockett will also miss tonight’s game, due to a suspension.
This should be a win for the Hoyas tonight because they’re the better team of the two. DePaul only has three players that are scoring in double digits, all three have been ruled out tonight. If the Hoyas don’t win, it will speak volumes for not only this team but the current state of the program.