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“He sees everything,” Georgetown senior Jason Clark said. “They got open shots, and they knocked them down. Even the ones that were contested, they knocked them down.”

Hands clasped behind his back, Clark stared at a red exit sign. Next to him, fellow senior Henry Sims gazed at the statistics sheet Thompson fingered on the podium.

The single sheet of paper revealed no Georgetown player scored in double digits — freshman Greg Whittington led the team with nine points — one more thing the coach and his players couldn’t seem to believe.

The game was over, the black-blazered ushers departed, the row of chairs put back in place. But Sims talked like Seton Hall’s shots were still falling.

“They were hitting open shots and they were hitting tough shots,” Sims said. “It’s unfortunate that spilled over to the offense. We were trying to answer back.”

The lesson?

“Play defense,” Sims said.