The school calendar and recent history with the Georgetown men's basketball team led to the undesired question.
Matchup: Georgetown (8-3) at Xavier (9-3)
When: Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.
Game-changing scenarios can be subtle. Not in Georgetown's 91-87 overtime win over Indiana. That's because there is little subtle about Hoyas center Joshua Smith.
Like most college basketball rematches these days, especially those with a two-year gap in between, fans likely need a scorecard to know the opposing players.
Coaches at all levels and in all sports preach to players about staying ready. Remain focused even when sitting on the bench because opportunity could come suddenly.