Originally posted on The Dagger  |  Last updated 1/5/12
1. Georgetown's history of second-half skids suggests we'd be wise to be cautious before fully believing in this team, but there's no denying that the Hoyas have been impressive in exceeding expectations thus far. They held Marquette without a field goal for seven minutes in the second half on Wednesday night, enabling the Hoyas to rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and eke out a 73-70 victory on a Hollis Thompson three-pointer. 2. Any questions about the validity of Georgia State's torrid start vanished Wednesday when the Panthers upset CAA contender VCU 55-53 to notch their 11th win in a row. First-year coach Ron Hunter inherited virtually the same roster that went 12-19 under Rod Barnes last season, yet he has instilled confidence in them that they can achieve the first winning season since the program joined the CAA six years ago. 3. The return of Yancy Gates didn't disrupt the success Cincinnati enjoyed with a smaller lineup in his absence. Gates entered to a nice ovation
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