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"You pretty much figured out from the first day this coaching staff was in here that if you didn't get into decent shape, every day was going to suck," junior forward Quintrell Thomas said. "Now, everybody is definitely taking their conditioning seriously. We're going through these drills now, and when the coaching staff first got here, everybody was a little gassed. Now, everyone's going through it and the recovery time is much faster.
"It seems to me that everybody is in way better shape than they were at this point last year."