We won another close game

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    Got a little closer then I would have liked

    Have to work on FT shooting
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    Really shouldn't have been that close. The Gator's free throw shooting early in the game was the main reason Kansas was within 9 with 2 minutes to play. Curiously, outstanding clutch free throw shooting by Prather and Hill at the end won the game. 50% on 3 pointers didn't hurt any.
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    It just goes to show you how misleading that "close" game statistic is.
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    It wasn't really close, and it shouldn't have been.
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    Nice when you can shoot free throws as poorly as we did and still beat Kansas.
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    Does that mean monkey off back? Or does it have to be in a neutral site or on road to officially be off?
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    We shot poorly from the field too...and still won...and Wiggins had his best game of the year. THATS great news for us.
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    Thrilled we won, but we had a 12 point lead with three minutes left and won by 6.
    Don't think this goes in the close game column.
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    could have very easily melted down when wiggins started draining threes
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    This is why the whole idea of being "clutch" is a fallacy -- something that has been proven in statistics over and over again. A team is "clutch" if they win by less than ten. A better team would have won by more than ten. If you lose a lot of close games, that just means you are good enough to overcome bad games and still play other teams close.
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    If we had blown a 12 point lead in the final three minutes at home it would have been the biggest meltdown we have ever had, at least that I know of.
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    It got down to 4 at one point did it not? With our free throw shooting, that very close
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    Wait, so if we lost the game, would that not count as a close loss?

    Do other games where it was a 5-8 point margin most of the game, but then go up 10+ at the end due to the fouling/FT end game count as close wins?
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    It was 4 points for one possession in the last 30 minutes, was never a one possession game and they never had the ball with a chance to make it closer. We were never going to lose tonight.

    But I agree our FT shooting made it closer than it should have been and gave me more heartburn than I wanted.

    Bottom line though is we won, Kansas had the 2nd best RPI at realtimerpi.com coming into tonight. So a big win regardless.
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    Never really seemed in doubt, even with the shaky FT shooting. Ugly game at the end with all the intentional fouls, which is the part of the game I dislike
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    Yet another reason why Brockway's bogus soapbox is meaningless. Winning a game by five may in fact reflect a late game surge by a team desperately trying to draw close, not a final shot scenario. A deciding possession inside of a minute would be far better, but that takes a little more work.
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    Better then losing a close one.
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    Um yeah. I'd take last year's 25 point beatdowns any day.

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