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Despite controlling the game for 35 minutes, the Bruins reminded their fans what can happen when they don't rebound and their opponent starts chucking up desperate shots (Stanford). Weird things can and do happen, and it almost happened to us.

I don't believe the defense let up. The Bruins D made them take bad shots, but even bad shots can go (bank) in. Yes, we should have made our layups, and Aboya needs to NOT FOUL THREE POINT SHOOTERS. But as the saying goes: Survive and Advance. And if anyone is in need of more perspective, just think back exactly one year ago. I believe the Alabama game was MUCH closer and scarier than what we just witnessed.

If we can bring the stifling defense from today to San Jose, we will do very well. We are Sweet 16 bound!

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The Post above this one is the Postgame thread