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Men's basketball: On second thought...

In fear of harping too much on the foul situation from Saturday's loss to Wake Forest, I'll keep this as the final post about the two foul/first half debate. Tony Bennett did what almost every coach does -- sits a player with two first-half fouls. Problem was, those players were leading scorers Sylven Landesberg and Mike Scott, and Wake Forest went on a 16-1 run in the absence of the scorers.

On Monday, Bennett was asked if he reconsidered his policy:

"Looking at that, I think if I had to do it again, I might have slid him in there," Bennett said. "You learn from that. But my philosophy is if you can leave him on the bench and keep the game in tact, you leave him on the bench and save those three fouls for the second half. But you have to have a feel of who, and the guy he's guarding, and the game situation, if you're going to re-insert him in the second half."

Bennett said because Landesberg picked up two quick fouls, and because Landesberg is such a dynamic offensive players who requires defensive attention, he was concerned about the possibility of an offensive foul.

By Zach Berman  |  January 26, 2010; 11:33 AM ET
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