Agreed--the injuries to Grandison and Trent really hurt the team in the Tournament.
And though the late February wins in Michigan last year were fun (and important), that team went 3-3 in the last two weeks of February, alternating wins and losses.
In fact, the notion within our fan base that Underwood is some kind of February wizard doesn't really hold up, outside of 2021. February records under Coach Brad:
2018: 2-6 2019: 4-3 2020: 4-3 2021: 7-1 2022: 5-3 2023: 3-4
You can throw out 2018 and 2021 as the exceptions, but they kind of balance each other out: 25-20 overall in February (or 16-13 without out the two extremes).
(And to be sure, those numbers are taken out of context and don't tell the whole story--2019 felt like a team that had improved dramatically because of the 4-game conference winning streak, for example--but overall the point is that we haven't been world beaters in February other than 2021.)