Trimble and Cowan made pull-up 3s at pivotal points, after 28 seconds of good defense by us; you have to tip your cap, but it does seem like the opponent 3pt% is an anomaly. PSU and Maryland aren’t good shooting teams, regardless of the quality of looks, shooting 50-66% is generally reserved for ‘hot’ shooting nights.
Edit: still definitely think our D needs to improve. I wish we could harass the perimeter the way our opponents do to us. Or at least actually employ a semblance of a pack line D that helps prevent penetration
Fwiw the Nickens 3s sucked because it was clear JB wanted to match Duncan with Nickens, and Nickens just flat out-played him. The chess move made sense, but Duncan got out played on both ends