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The Golden Eagles sneak past Utah State 58-57 to advance to the second round. Hear from coach Buzz Williams and his players about the defensive plays that helped them win.
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I think that our petty. We always talk about -- not just on topic but on defense. The zones obvious we tend to slow you down -- to pull you down and I told our team at halftime I anticipated that they would play the guitar -- zone. Not to be a profit but I just felt that that's what they were going to try to do to try to slow the game down. And we did not attack you with pace not off the map or off the bounds and I thought that. When we went on that stretch there where you where we started playing better. What happened was -- was we got two consecutive stops for the first time in the second. And that oriented towards us being able to play in transition. And on now the pace of what we're door and help us and so the next time that we didn't get a stop -- they were in zone our pay a kind of picked up so. It's pace not just off penetration. Off about. They were really good in the zone that match up really well out of it. That their lives. Their their odds are not unique to a lot of zone what they are really good at his bump and they want to keep as many guys matched up as they can't and they do a great job bump and in their zone. Can talk about as far as game it seemed like every time you guys got trouble you know he had a big shot because look for days. Russert you know and he's grown -- supposed to do -- of big time player and I still don't think that he gives gets enough credit for what he does. On with the opposing teams used to spark for us and if you want a playoff is horrible that it's almost time they'll keep doing what he's doing. -- wanting to to cholesterol lot of attention. -- star in the he's smart player and he's got a great basketball IQ you know he knows how to get open he knows so in the spots we can find them and they -- He does the rest them. Yet through that -- Allen -- clone with about a minute 45 left in the game where you nowhere else situation. That. I was definite words -- situation enough the coaches made sure we were all aware. And no problem we we have the vote if they make sure we were attacked him so. It was definitely big for us and you know -- outcome of the game we we got the win but you never know. Wouldn't have we could've gotten gone into an overtime and he would have been we can't so we just always you know make sure we wear certain situations and files. And make sure we attack right --