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Nerlens Noel - photo by Walter Cornett |
Nerlens Noel – photo by Walter Cornett |

For a team that was in desperate need of a win to halt a midseason panic and quiet any talk about missing the Tournament, ’s 75-65 win over was somewhat huge.  “I’m happy for them,” said after the game. “I said, ‘Be happy you won. You won a game.’ ”

During ’s 38-2 march to the national championship last year there were plenty of style points earned along the way, but that won’t be the case with this team. In a season of uncertain results, one filled with inconsistencies and ups and downs, any win is a big win no matter how ugly, how close and how frustrating it can be.

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