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Xavier v. Georgetown: Big East Tournament Live Chat

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Both these teams are now playing for seeding as Xavier tries to make it 3 for 3 over Georgetown this year.

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Xavier Musketeers (20-12. 9-9)

Georgetown Hoyas (21-9,13-7)


Three keys:


Stay focused: Everyone knows the win last night cemented Xavier as a tournament team. That doesn't mean the job is done. There were times even last night that the Musketeers looked a bit lackadaisical, the Hoyas will punish that far more harshly than Butler did.


Win the battle on the boards: If you believe the numbers, Xavier should have the edge here, but that doesn't account for the fact that the Musketeers will likely play four over one like they did the last time they faced Georgetown. It will be incumbent upon Trevon Bluiett and the guards to get more involved in the rebounding and not trust Jalen Reynolds and Matt Stainbrook to do it all. James Farr could potentially explode in this game if given a chance.


Post low: Last night, Butler pushed Xavier out of the blocks and the offense suffered for it. Stainbrook must, must establish himself down low for the Musketeers to work effective offense. If he's setting high again, it's going to be another night of bad offense.