Wednesday's matchup between Big East contenders Georgetown and Providence isn't just the first of a string of tests for the 24th ranked Hoyas.
Thirty-four years ago Monday, Georgetown men's basketball program changed forever. That's the day Patrick Ewing officially committed to the Hoyas.
Georgetown went from decisive home loss against Xavier on Tuesday to a key 67-40 rout at Creighton on Saturday.
The 3-pointer is something of an equalizer for teams lacking interior prowess yet capable of sinking the deep, but not-that-deep-shot.
To paraphrase former New York Yankees star Yogi Berra, Georgetown experienced déjà vu all over again and not the pleasant kind.