By Elaine Donnelly
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Georgetown lost out on big-time recruit Nerlens Noel. Its leading scorer, Jason Clark, graduated. Another gifted contributor, Hollis Thompson, departed a year early to pursue professional basketball. And somehow Georgetown improved.
The tale surrounding Otto Porter's arrival at Georgetown seems to have grown more florid with each passing day, to the point where one might believe the Hoyas magically unearthed a rebounding machine from the middle of nowhere and inserted him into the starting lineup of a Big East contender without anyone in the college basketball world knowing what hit them.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook quickly went from being rookies to All-Stars, and now they're practically veterans on the increasingly youthful Oklahoma City Thunder.
The surroundings were familiar, but the uniform was different for Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark. The former Georgetown stars found themselves back at Verizon Center last week to work out for the Washington Wizards, the latest step in their attempts to forge a professional career heading into next Thursday's NBA Draft.
Georgetown forward Hollis Thompson plans to skip his senior year, hire an agent and enter the NBA draft.
Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday.
There was sorrow in the Georgetown locker room Sunday afternoon, unadulterated anguish as the Hoyas were left to come to terms with how their latest season had come to a close.
An overview of Georgetown as it heads into the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed.
Quiet filled the locker room.
Georgetown fumbled its date with destiny on Saturday.
American's Tony Wroblicky was lounging in his room last June when the news arrived.
Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark scored 13 points each and No. 10 Georgetown shut down Providence's shooters for the second time this season in a 63-53 victory Saturday night.
Georgetown's unexpected ascent into the rarified air of the college basketball elite is one of the year's biggest storylines. But with tournament season fast approaching, the Hoyas will have to prove once again their top-10 ranking isn't a result of overinflation.
Nate Lubick is difficult to miss. Built like an NFL tight end at 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds, Lubick specializes in the dirty, bruising work in the post. But the ex-Parade All-American's sophomore season has been fraught with inconsistency.
Georgetown coach John Thompson III is well-versed in the rigors of the rugged Big East, continually preaching to his team and anyone who will listen that the conference is unlike any other in the nation.
"I'm just trying to show that I'm a player," Thompson said. "I can play basketball, and this is what I want to do. I've done three years, I've played at the college level, I've gotten the most of what I can get from college and I'm ready to improve my game."
"We had the right guys taking the shots," Thompson said. "They just didn't go in as much as we would like."