Game Preview - Georgetown vs. Northwestern
Game 3 - Georgetown (2-0) vs. Northwestern (2-0)
Nuts & Bolts
Date: November 15, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
How to Watch: Fox Sports 1
Matchup History: First ever Meeting
Last Meeting: N/A
Betting Lines: Via DraftKings
Prediction: Georgetown 68, Northwestern 71
Official Game Notes: HERE
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Head Coach: Patrick Ewing (6th season, 70-84 record at Georgetown)
Record: 2-0 (0-0 in Big East)
Last Time Out: Defeated UW Green Bay 92-58
Highlights: Watch HERE
Player to Watch: Brandon Murray
The Hoyas really turned things around on Saturday, dominating UW Green Bay in a 92-58 victory.
Four Georgetown players finished in double figures, including Primo Spears, Qudus Wahab, Brandon Murray and Jordan Riley off the bench. Spears scored more points in the first two games (49) than any other player in the Big East Conference.
Denver Anglin and Jordan Riley celebrate during Saturday's win over UW Green Bay / Photo: Georgetown Athletics
Tonight’s opponent is remarkably better than Coppin State or Green Bay. Northwestern has a veteran head coach and a team that is very similar to the squad the Hoyas have.
I predict a very close game, along with most pundits. My prediction of 71-68 Northwestern could very easily swing in the direction of the Hoyas.
It feels like the biggest game Georgetown has played since the 2021 Big East Tournament Final. With a win, the Hoyas would move to 3-0 before heading to the Jamaica Classic for games on Friday and Sunday.
Head Coach: Chris Collins (9th season, 135-150 record at Northwestern)
Record: 2-0 (0-0 in Big 10)
Last Time Out: Defeated Northern Illinois 63-46
Player to Watch: Boo Buie
Northwestern is 2-0 on the year after wins over Chicago State and Northern Illinois. Unlike Georgetown’s first two games, neither game was close.
Senior forward Boo Buie has been stuffing the stat sheet early this season, averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and a steal per game. He’s my player to watch for NU.
Northwestern's Boo Buie sends in a dunk against Northern Illinois / Photo: Northwestern Athletics
The Wildcats had a 15-16 record a year ago but went 7-2 in the non-conference slate, including a road victory over fellow DMV team Maryland. In fact, the only non-con losses were a five point defeat to Providence and an overtime loss at Wake Forest.
Northwestern has not shot the three well through two games so this could be a battle of the paint type of game, which would likely favor Georgetown.
I believe a big reason why the Coppin State game was as close as it was had to do with the Qudus Wahab foul trouble.
If both teams stay out of foul trouble early and keep it an even contest, it should stay close throughout tonight in D.C. Your guess is as good as mine for who comes out on top.