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“Rebounds are always important when it comes down to being tough at the end of the game,” Porter said. “When we rebound well, we’re going to be a pretty decent team.”

Given the rugged nature of the conference, don’t be surprised if the Hoyas don’t find themselves in more dogfights than track meets.

“Once you get to conference play, they know exactly what we’re doing, and we know exactly what they’re doing,” Thompson III said. “Then it comes down to who has the will and toughness to execute and make plays.”