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I agree about starting Leal at Purdue, but I will take it a step further. Leal should start for the rest of the season. Several reasons: Leal can shoot. Leal can rebound. Leal always hustles and puts himself in the right position offensively and defensively. Leal recognizes it when Mack loses his man and usually covers for him. Finally, there is an obvious connection between Leal and Galloway. No offense to Capps. He's still a freshman and he's going to be very good. There's just something I can't describe between Gallo and Leal. They make each other better.

Finally, regarding Purdue, I think Leal and Gallo playing together could give Purdue's guards a lot of grief. Smith and Loyer are not big - about 6'2". Leal and Gallo are 6'5" and just as fast/athletic as the Purdue duo. I think that could spell trouble for Purdue's guards, and maybe even make it tougher for them to get the ball to Edey.

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Anthony Leal is a real leader on the court, he makes the team better, especially defensively. Leal ran the D while Gallo ran the O.

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Good summary. I really look forward to these. They strike the right balance to me. I totally agree with your comment about sitting Ware in the first half. I thought after the Purdue game, Woody admitted that he waited too long to get Mack back into the game. I feel that we repeated that with Ware but we were fortunate that OSU is struggling and we were able to make a comeback. I don't think you can expect that result very often and like Woody abandoned the hockey line changes, I hope he abandons the auto sit.

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One thing you failed to mention is that AL lead the team i blocks last night. Way to go young man!

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Trey and Malik were making magic. Didn’t work for Ware. Leal should start the rest of the season. Leal is very important down the stretch. Big shots and level 10 defense. His feet are moving. Sounds simple. Watch Mac get blown by every time. Leal is more important at the end of games. He can contribute early also. LFG⚪️🔴

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I was very depressed when I U was down the first half and didn't seem to have any drive to come back. Their play in the last 1/4 of the game was great. The performance of Trey Galloway and Malik was great IU basketball. Leal's performance was great also, scoring the last 5 points of the game.

I think the mental focus of the team is what made the difference. If they can maintain this same mental focus and chemistry, I believe we could still make the playoffs. Go IU.

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Great summation, thanks!

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