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“A lot will be written about what they have or haven’t done in the postseason,” Thompson said. “But as hard as it is … It’s hard. It’s hard. It’s hard.”

But the one tournament win can be misleading, depending on how you define a team’s success. In those four years, Georgetown went 88-43 during the regular season, 42-30 in the Big East and appeared in three NCAA tournaments.

“We did what we can try to do to help this program,” Freeman said. “We did the best we can. Plain and simple. That’s it.”

Freeman and Wright’s departure blows a gaping hole in Georgetown’s backcourt. But Jabril Trawick, a top-100 shooting guard, headlines the team’s recruiting class. Plenty of bulk in the post is on the way, too, in centers Mikael Hopkins and Tyler Adams and forward Greg Whittington.

All that seemed far away in the deserted locker room.

“Four years goes by fast,” Thompson said of his seniors. “They’ve given a lot and worked their behinds off. And that’s tough. … They’ve given a lot to this school.”