First things first: the V Foundation for Cancer Research is one of many worthy causes which you should be keeping in mind during this holiday season. The bad economy has hit non-profits pretty hard. As you're completing the gift lists for your loved ones, don't forget those less fortunate. To give to the V Foundation, visit them at http://www.jimmyv.org/.
Georgetown played their first ranked opponent tonight, the Butler Bulldogs, and came out on top, 72-65, in the first game of the annual Jimmy V Basketball Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was not a pretty game. The Hoyas are going to have to clean up the fouls and turnovers if they're going to be competitive in the Big East this year. Sophomore center Greg Monroe certainly looks a man among boys at the moment, averaging a double-double and leading the team in points, rebounds and assists. All signs point to an early jump to the NBA for him so they'd better make the most of his talents while he sticks around. Still undefeated and currently ranked #15 in the AP poll, Georgetown has three more games before the conference schedule begins on New Year's Eve against St. John's.