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.
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:
Based on its place in the standings, the location and upcoming schedule, No. 24 Georgetown needed Wednesday's game against Providence.
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.