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“Our rebounding is an issue,” Thompson said. “For us to win this year we have to do a better job of limiting our opponents to one shot. And just as important with this group is getting second shots for us.”

Hoyas report

Yesterday at Verizon Center

SEEN AND HEARD

For the first time in his four-year career, Georgetown center Roy Hibbert shed his undershirt for a game.

“I just decided to change my whole attitude,” Hibbert said. “I decided maybe my T-shirt was making me sweat and holding me back.”

BY THE NUMBERS

74.2 Percent shooting for Georgetown with 10:50 left in the second half. The Hoyas might have threatened the school record (74.4 percent vs. Oregon State in 1982) had John Thompson III not cleared his bench during the game’s final minutes.

BIG RETURN

Georgetown’s matchup with American marked a homecoming of sorts for American center Cornelio Guibunda, who spent his freshman season at Georgetown (2004-05) before transferring to AU. The 6-9 junior scored four points yesterday, nearly matching his career total (six points) for the Hoyas.

Barker Davis