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March 3, 2023 @ 10:49 AM

What really became apparent this game for me (and I hope they capitalize on it moving forward) is that when these guys play selfless basketball, it really compounds. Selfless offense that leads to a bucket turns up the defensive intensity on the other end of the floor, which often turns into either forcing a turnover, block, or at least a contested shot. Then those sorts of things turn into fast-breaks, and because our guys like to run, it leads to more selfless offense in transition. Obviously that sort of pace and intensity isn't sustainable over an entire game, but I think that's what we need to lean on. TSJ had the hot hand in 1OT but rather than going up for a second contested layup in a row, he dished it to Rodgers on the backdoor cut. That was HUGE - quite possibly the most important play in either OT, in my opinion. This team is SO much fun when they are sharing the ball. I keep rewinding highlights of the big plays just to see the other guys' reactions to everything. Love it. Bring on Purdue.

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