Oliver Purnell Postgame Comments

NEW YORK - Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell discusses moving on to the NIT Championship game.

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"I thought we imposed our will to a certain extent defensively. I think we gave up two backdoor cuts the entire game and we kind of turned them over in the halfcourt with pretty good ball pressure. I thought we relaxed a little bit at the end of the first half and Air Force took full advantage. They are not the kind of team that's going to go away. ... I thought we really showed some mental toughness and the desire to win this thing."

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