Has any team played as many tough games in hostile environments this season as Georgetown? The Hoyas opened at Old Dominion (Nov. 12), then played Missouri in Kansas City (Nov. 27), at Temple (Dec. 9) and at Memphis (Dec. 23). Now they're set to open Big East play Wednesday night at Notre Dame, which means Georgetown is about to play its fifth pseudo-road game -- vs. Missouri in Kansas City is technically a neutral-site game -- against a Top 25-level team.
That would be ambitious for anybody.
It's especially ambitious for a Big East school that still has road games at Villanova (Jan. 29), Syracuse (Feb. 9), UConn (Feb. 16) and Cincinnati (March 5), but it's doable with a team led by experienced guards like Chris Wright, Austin Freeman and Jason Clark. For proof, consider that the Hoyas enter with an 11-1 record, and that their only loss came by three points at Temple, otherwise known as the favorite to win the Atlantic 10.
Also: Georgetown is a 3-point favorite at No. 15 Notre Dame.
That suggests the Hoyas are really good.
But if you've been watching, you knew that already.