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That mirrored Thompson’s recent struggles: He didn’t score in the second half against Cincinnati or Rutgers and was without a basket in the first half against St. John’s.

The struggles extended to forward Nate Lubick, who usually does the dirty work in the post, but didn’t score and pulled down two rebounds in 20 minutes.

Earlier this season, John Thompson III said Georgetown can’t afford for Lubick to have those kind of games.

The same could be said of Georgetown’s interior defensive struggles.

“Everything that shouldn’t have happened on the defensive end happened,” said the coach, believing the solution to the breakdowns sits in practice.

Ample time remains for Georgetown to address the issues that brought forth the pandemonium in Pittsburgh. Otherwise, Saturday’s choruses of “Shout” won’t be the last it hears.