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Porter was hit in the head in the first half against Duquesne and left after playing only 6 minutes. His absence Wednesday was announced a little more than an hour before the tipoff, and he sat on the bench wearing a dark suit and tie.

Thompson said Porter could be back against UCLA.

Asked about Lubick’s description of Georgetown’s play so far, Thompson said he wasn’t sure he’d use the same words. But he agreed that the team needs to overcome a lack of experience: There are zero seniors on the roster.

“We’re growing up,” Thompson said. “Our schedule is such that we’ve got to grow up pretty fast, because we’ve got baptism by fire starting pretty soon here.”