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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova Basketball and Georgetown are Streaking

The Wildcats take on their rival this weekend as the programs head in different directions

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Happy Thursday Nova Nation! Coming off one of the biggest wins of the season, Villanova will look to keep their Big East Championship hopes alive as they host Georgetown at the Finn this weekend.

These two programs are going in polar opposite directions at the moment. Villanova can clinch the Big East Regular Season Title if they win out this season. This would be Nova’s fourth consecutive Big East Championship, their eighth in nine seasons, and their twelfth all-time. All of those would tie or set a new Big East record.

Meanwhile, Georgetown is now on a 15 game losing streak and is in danger of going winless in the Big East play. They’d join 2009 DePaul (0-18), 1994 Miami (0-18), and 1980 Providence (0-6) as the only teams to go winless in Big East conference play. Unfortunately, to complete that feat Georgetown would have to lose the most games ever in a Big East regular season, going 0-19.

KenPom.com provides a percentage chance for each team to win or lose every game it plays for the rest of the season, and using that we can see the percentage chance of each of the following happening:

  • Villanova beats Georgetown this weekend: 98%
  • Villanova wins out: 34%
  • Georgetown loses out: 44%
  • Villanova wins out AND Georgetown loses out: 15%
  • Villanova loses AND Georgetown wins: 37%

So I leave it to you Nova Nation, what do you think will happen with these two teams?

Poll

Which one of these outcomes will happen?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Villanova wins out
    (159 votes)
  • 15%
    Georgetown goes winless
    (95 votes)
  • 17%
    Both happen
    (113 votes)
  • 41%
    Neither happen
    (265 votes)
632 votes total Vote Now

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