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DDN: Nagy getting most out of his talent

Coach Nagy

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

What he likes about them is that they’ve done it without any attributes that are plain for all to see. They’re giving up a conference-low 67.8 points per game, but Nagy seems to rail about defensive deficiencies nearly every other game. And they’re in the bottom half of the league in 3-point shooting, although accuracy from deep was the difference in at least a few games.

Asked how he’d describe his team, Nagy said: “That’s a good question because we’re a little bit of a mess. It’s not your traditional championship team for sure.

“We’re not going to beat anyone because we’re way more talented. That’s not the way it works for us. The one constant is how hard these guys play and how much they care.”

That’s been evident throughout the season, which has had its share of adversity, and it certainly will be an asset as they shoot for their second-straight trip to the NCAA tournament by sweeping three games in the conference tourney.

The top-seeded Raiders (19-12, 13-5) will play at the Nutter Center against eighth-seeded IUPUI (16-15, 8-10) at 8 p.m. Tuesday, while fourth-seeded Green Bay hosts No. 5 UIC at the same time. The winners will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena.