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“The last two minutes there I think all we took was 3s, and that was not the plan,” said Thompson, clearly frustrated by his team. “It’s not whether we’re in a [shooting] slump or not. It’s the decisions to take those shots that is more of a concern. Our decision-making in certain situations has to change, has to get better.”

And it probably has to get better quickly because the competition ramps up considerably over the next week. The Hoyas travel first to Cincinnati (13-7, 3-4) on Wednesday and then to Marquette (17-2, 6-0) on Saturday.

“We got to find a way to move forward,” said Sapp, who seemed as mystified by the team’s spiral as his coach. “I don’t know how to get over it right now. I really don’t. … I’m not going to get over it for at least a couple of hours, probably not until [Monday], but I have to be strong for my team. We have to find a way to get better.”