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Playing at home, West Virginia beat Georgetown 81-68 on March 1 in the teams’ only meeting this season. Monroe had 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

“They’re really good. Extremely well coached,” Huggins said. “Monroe is terrific. We jumped on them pretty good in Morgantown early and then they came out the second half and played extremely well against us. And Monroe was a large part of that. It’s the Big East, you know? I’m not trying to be redundant. You look around the league and who do you play that doesn’t have good players?”

The Hoyas were missing leading scorer Austin Freeman when they lost at West Virginia. He was diagnosed with diabetes that night.

Freeman is back in the lineup and said he feels good.

“These three days have been great,” he said. “Nothing is wrong with me right now. I’m happy right now. We’re winning, so it makes it a little bit better, too. I’m good.”

And so is Monroe.

“I think he’s an early-entry pro,” Marquette coach Buzz Williams said. “I thought he turned over his right shoulder every single time tonight. He used his left hand every single time tonight. We didn’t play to the scouting report. And we looked really, really bad. And he looked really, really good.”