Took Rhode Island to OT but lost in the first round. Not sure I’ve ever seen a really good team go in the tank like that. That kind of coaching performance might get coaches fired some places; we’ll see if Joe Castigliano does anything with Lon Kruger.
Don’t think they were a really good team. Once teams figured out that they just needed to guard Trae Young, OU collapsed. The rest of that team just cannot shoot well. And at some point, just like today, Trae Young thinks he has to do everything. Witness the 30 foot shots he took in OT.
He did have to do everything, it seems.
When we beat them at PK80, he got his points but we held him to only five assists (he easily led the nation at 8.8 dimes per game). I wonder if some other teams adopted our approach and just tried to limit the damage from his passing.