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At least one Georgetown player will be waiting for Syracuse in New Orleans

The Orange will not be joining him, however.

NCAA Basketball: Xavier at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgetown Hoyas are 7-1 on the season, but it’s been far from an easy ride to get there. Nearly every opponent has tested them in some way, shape or form, including the most recent: the Liberty Flames.

Following an 88-78 victory over Liberty on Monday, the Hoyas were pretty excited, however. And sophomore guard Jamorko Pickett had this to say:

So in case you were planning to be at the Carrier Dome for Saturday’s game between Georgetown and the Syracuse Orange, it appears that game’s been moved to New Orleans. Or at least Pickett will be down there come tipoff.

Of course, Pickett just misspoke, but perhaps we should rename the Carrier Dome the Superdome... presented by Wegmans, so at least he’s not 100-percent wrong on the matter. Granted, Syracuse probably wouldn’t mind if the game was moved there because a) NOLA’s a great time and b) SU has had some good fortune in the city as well, winning the 2003 NCAA Championship there. What’s that? We lost the 1987 title there too? No idea what you’re talking about.

Whether Pickett heads to New Orleans or not (maybe he listens to the podcast and confused us with Tulane), it’s debatable how much it’ll impact the matchup on Saturday. Though the sophomore plays about 25 minutes per game, he only averages 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds (plus 1.8 assists). Monday was arguably his best effort of the year, however, as he scored nine points with five boards and five dimes.

Looking forward to Jamorko busting... someone’s (?) ass down in New Orleans this weekend. ESPN’s unlikely to televise the event, so perhaps you can find it on YouTube later.