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Xavier v. Georgetown: Q&A part 2

Now that the pleasantries have been exchanged, the gang over at Casual Hoya had some questions for us. We responded with our usual blend of brilliance and humility.

Coach Mack making his case for inclusion in the pantheon of Xavier head men.
Coach Mack making his case for inclusion in the pantheon of Xavier head men.
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In the words of noted thinker Lance Brumder, you don't get somethin' for nothin'. We culled the greatest Georgetown minds we could find for information about the Hoyas, but in return, we had to pay them back in kind. Here's a taste pf what went down:

Xavier has had an impressive run on head coaches recently. Pete Gillen, Skip Prosser, Thad Matta, Sean Miller... can Chris Mack get himself into the category of his predecessors?

Coach Mack has made three tournaments and two Sweet 16s despite coaching limited rosters hamstrung by recruiting whiffs, injuries, and the inscrutable eligibility decisions of the NCAA. He's won more than 68% of his games at the helm. His best player this year has made great strides under his watch, the team seems to genuinely enjoy playing together, and he has slotted players into roles that mostly accentuate their positives while diminuating their negatives. We're 3-1 in the Big East and in solid position for decent seeding in the tournament. Depending on who you believe, next year's recruiting class is easily in the top 10 and probably in the top 5. I'd say he's well on his way.

For the rest, on a range of subjects running from Semaj Christon to Cincinnati-style chili, swing on over to Casual Hoya when you get a second. Game coverage will continue with our preview tomorrow morning and, you know, the actual game tomorrow night.