Some bad shooting from them in that crazy long drought in the 2nd half, a lot of good defense from us. It was a little worrisome that we couldn’t seem to make that one shot we needed to put the game on really good footing - whether it was a missed three or Z’s FB layup rolling out - when MAAR was able to step in and knock down that 3, there was much exultation here. If ever there was a game where you make trade offs, you had to accept a lot of those Tate ORebs/putbacks. It’s what he does, of course, but we needed the offensive personnel on the floor for the offensive end, which leaves you with a guy on Tate who is just going to give up some rebounds.
I thought we should win this one but the guys played great defense and played a really tenacious, conscientious game. They really got the details right today. I would definitely settle for a split of these last two, but they both will be so tough. That PSU team is playing scary good right now, with a lot of athleticism. They’re definitely going to just try to overrun us. Hope we can bring it on the road.
Anyway, going to really enjoy this win today. Still feel we let them off the hook at OSU, and still mad about the 4 point play and the momentum change off of Tate’s dunk. So happy to see us adjust to that defense and loved seeing our guys finish the job today.
edited to agree with the above: Z had some outstanding defensive possessions.