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There is one common dominator in those three games – UNC’s bench is always on the defensive end of the floor for the first half. According to Hairston, that helps explain why UNC has had better communication during the opening 20 minutes.
“I feel like that was with the coaches being right there on the defensive end while we were in the first half,” Hairston said. “In the second half, that’s when the communication kind of dropped because the coaches were farther away and we didn’t know our rotations as well and we were late to some rotations. I feel like that was the key to the game.”