John Thompson III


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.


The 3-pointer is something of an equalizer for teams lacking interior prowess yet capable of sinking the deep, but not-that-deep-shot.


Matchup: No. 21 Georgetown (14-5, 6-2 Big East) vs. Xavier (13-7, 4-4)

When: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Verizon Center


Georgetown entered the national rankings for the second time this season on Monday. The first appearance didn't last long thanks to a 17-point loss at Xavier on New Year's Eve.


Have no fear. Though likely aching after Saturday's physical victory over Butler, Jabril Trawick will be ready for Georgetown's Monday night matchup with No. 5 Villanova.