I’ll never understand a coach’s mindset in these situations. Your starters worked extremely hard to build a 23 point lead. You were able to put players in the game that don’t normally see time. Baylor is still pressing and playing hard. Why are your guys not allowed to just play their game?
Coaches will claim it is due to sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is a made up concept. Athletes go out every night with the intentions of dominating and embarrassing their opponent. Afterwards, there can be a level of respect but anything goes for 40 minutes.
The last point is Avery Benson is a walk on. Who knows if he’ll ever get another chance to electrify the crowd like that? Let the boys play.