Let's be honest: When teams talk about the importance of focusing on just the upcoming game rather than all that follows, it is often just talk.
Upon news of legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith's passing Saturday night at the age of 83, notables from around the world of basketball and elsewhere spoke up.
Georgetown lost its last two games at Villanova by double digits. Neither of those times were the Hoyas heading north after routing the Wildcats by 20 points earlier that season.
Georgetown may be down following Wednesday's stunning home loss to Providence, but the No. 24 Hoyas are hardly out of the big picture mix.
There are the day to day and season-long questions about local college basketball. Such topics include: