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|Jim Boylen could be on the hot seat after back-to-back lackluster seasons.|
Boylen was soaked with sweat and choked up after the win.
"We've faced a lot of adversity and I thought we were ready to play but the biggest reason is the respect we have for this program," he said. "The games we've had in this building since I've been here have been unbelievable games, the crowd the intensity. I thought our guys handled it and have grown as the season goes on to play in these environments. We got our butt kicked at San Diego and we responded at BYU and we responded here so we are starting to learn, we are starting to grow."