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The View From Section 3 - Seton Hall

There was a point about half way through he second half when life in Section 3 was good. Very good. Walter Berry sitting with coach Carnesecca over in Section 5 - members of the Mullin family sitting a few rows up from the floor - 5,000 plus Chris Mullin bobbleheads in the house bringing some Mully short shorts magic. And best of all - a running and gunning Red Storm building a 17 point lead. But then it happened. The lead shrunk by six to 11. While most would say "no big deal", a fellow resident of Section 3 shook his head and said, "this isn't going to be good" When does a win feel like a loss? When you take a 17 point second half lead and wind up winning by just one. And we got lucky. The last inbound play by the Johnnies with 4.9 seconds left was asking Seton Hall to win. Here is the deal - the Johnnies cannot take their foot off the gas, at all. When we built the lead, it was on drives to the basket and fast break basketball. The Pirate comeback was fueled on the Johnnies slowing down the game and settling for, you guessed it, the jump shot. It was that adjustment of pace that allowed the Pirates back in. Also, the team left about 14 points at the rim on missed lay-ups. It was maddening. But they did win a game they just had to have. I have been pretty hard on Sanchez, but he played a great game tonight. Hopefully the game will be a springboard for him to play to his potential because if he does, this team is better. This was the last Carnesecca game of the season, so my view moves back to 110 at MSG next week. Let's take one from Butler Saturday.

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