The return of guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera for his senior season ensured Georgetown of a leading man for the 2015-16 campaign.
Few would argue that massive senior center Joshua Smith is Georgetown's x-factor almost regardless of the opposition.
No matter how much Georgetown's players and head coach tried downplaying the significance of Tuesday's game at No. 21 Butler, the overwhelming amount of storylines suggested otherwise.
Georgetown may be down following Wednesday's stunning home loss to Providence, but the No. 24 Hoyas are hardly out of the big picture mix.
Matchup: No. 25 Georgetown (10-5, 2-2 Big East) vs. DePaul (9-8, 3-1)
When: Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.