PHILADELPHIA -- Getting ready for Villanova-Georgetown here at the Wachovia Center. The Hoyas have taken the last five from the Wildcats.
I'm curious to see a few matchups today, starting with the backcourt. This should be a typical Big East game, one where the guards bring the entertainment value. Austin Freeman is coming off an electric night against Connecticut, and Chris Wright leads the scoring for Georgetown, but they haven't been dealt a hand quite like Villanova presents. Scottie Reynolds has absolutely taken over since the calendar flipped for Villanova, but he's not alone. Lightning quick Corey Fisher and equally speedy Maalik Wayns, alongside Corey Stokes, give the Wildcats a significant advantage in depth.
The other spot to watch is under the hoop, where Antonio Pena will have his hands full with Greg Monroe. Pena has taken over the spot vacated by Dante Cunningham more than admirably, but will have his hands full with Monroe. This could be the first time Villanova really needs rookie Mouphtaou Yarou, who just returned after a frightening battle with Hepatitis B.