I’m not sure what we’re talking about. Yes, I was very pleased with/pleasantly surprised by those plays In fact, I went from utter dejection of realizing it was a front end miss to extreme relief, realizing we had secured a new possession. Something like “no, no, groan, oh, okay, this is okay.”
I generally don’t think it’s something great to rely on - and God willing those remain tip outs and not offensive fouls - but the team has been pretty good at keeping plays alive overall and tipping it to the right colored jersey. Hope that continues.
I think it is a fair point that for some teams a front end miss is more hopeless than for others. We’ve traditionally been on the hopeless end, so a change is welcome. But say, a team like West Virginia, it’s probably not as bad for them to miss a front end, because they have such active, talented offensive rebounders in the mix.