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“They have to work, there’s no doubt,” Thompson said. “Marquette’s two post players are probably as big as any two that are in our conference. They are pretty big, effective and physical. Our interior guys are going to have to work.”

Time and again, Georgetown’s players offered up desire when discussing their rebounding struggles. Porter, a natural on the glass, suggested that while the team is trying, there is much work to be done.

“In practice, we talk about it a lot,” he said. “It shows in practice — guys actually try to go for rebounds whether it’s short or long. But on both ends of the court, we have to put a lot more effort into it.

“You never know. You go in for a rebound and it might just come right to you. That’s why you keep going every time.”

And while Thompson wants his squad to get better on the glass, he also knows that the bounces will have to go the Hoyas’ way.

“You can talk about techniques and boxing out and you do this and you do that, but at the end of the day, you have to be willing to go touch someone and run down the ball,” he said.