Hoops du Jour

PSU men at Georgetown

Tipoff: 6:30 p.m., Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

Records: Penn State (2-0); Georgetown (2-0)

Coaches: Pat Chambers is 129-140 in his eighth season at Penn State and 171-168 in 10 seasons overall. Patrick Ewing is 36-29 in his third season at Georgetown and overall.


Radio: 1430-AM in Altoona

Notes: This should be Penn State’s first legitimate matchup all season with the Hoyas coming in at No. 63 in the KenPom.com rankings. … Georgetown’s leading scorer is 7-foot Omer Yurtseven, who is averaging 18.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game on the young season. There should be a good battle down low between Yurtseven and Penn State’s Mike Watkins who has 8 blocks in two games. … This game is a pick’em according to FanDuel Sportsbook and the over/under is 149.

Mirror prediction: Georgetown 75, Penn State 71

Comment: I saw enough sloppiness in Saturday’s win against Wagner to show that this team has the potential, but simply doesn’t have enough reps together yet.

Mirror prediction record: 2-0

— Jack R. Hirsh


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