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Topic - Nate Lubick
Georgetown forward Nate Lubick goes hard on the glass, but often loses aggressiveness with the ball in his hand on offense. Not so in the Hoyas upset over Michigan State.
With Josh Smith expected to miss a fourth straight game, Georgetown needs its other interior options to fill in the scoring and rebounding gap.
Georgetown's caps its season-long three-game road trip with a first-ever matchup with Xavier as Big East opponents.
Georgetown's defensive pressure and shot making fueled a 24-0 first half run as the Hoyas handled Florida International 92-57 on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
Georgetown, winners of four straight and takers of many exams during Finals, faces Elon on Tuesday. Whether the Hoyas can put together two halves of consistent offense is the question.
Following a 10-day break, Georgetown wraps up a four-game homestand Tuesday night against an Elon program capable of an upset.
It wasn't enough time for Georgetown coach John Thompson III to reflect. He was not 20 minutes removed from his second-seeded Hoyas' loss to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast, the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament.
Before his Georgetown Hoyas left for their trip to China in the summer of 2011, coach John Thompson III began to see what he had in Otto Porter Jr.
Porter scored 16 points while playing in foul trouble and Starks hit the biggest shots down the stretch, rallying the Hoyas to their seventh straight win on Friday night, 62-55 over Cincinnati.
Lubick, who entered the game shooting 70 percent (23 of 33) from the field over the previous five games, hit 8 of 10 shots and added 10 rebounds as the Hoyas won their fourth straight and sixth in seven games.
Rebounding is one of the aspects of basketball that can be difficult to teach, given the unpredictable nature of where the ball will bounce, combined with the complex chemistry of positioning, strength, agility and desire needed to corral it, all the while fending off an opposing player hoping to do the exact same thing.
Standing on the free throw line with 2:39 remaining on Tuesday night, Georgetown junior forward Nate Lubick had no idea he had a chance to set his career-high in points. Neither did coach John Thompson III.
Again flying under the national radar, Georgetown is hoping to add to the buzz building in Brooklyn.
Georgetown might have been expected to look past Liberty a bit, and instead think ahead to next week's games against No. 13 UCLA and, possibly, No. 1 Indiana. Well, junior forward Nate Lubick pretty much said that's what happened to the Hoyas.
As for what to expect playing in the roughly 2,500 seat gym, Lubick said, "Not a clue. It will be very strange for it to be a home game at McDnough, Obviously it's a much smaller venue. It will be fun."
since I've been here," Lubick said. "That would be an awesome thing to go out on."