Unless Haarsma hits 15 3's today, Aquinas rolls easy.
This game hinged on three things in my mind.
First, coaching. Letsch got the job done again.
Secondly, star power. Haarsma, 24 points, and was a beast on the boards. Christopherson, 18 points, but a ton of missed shots and some rather mediocre defense (he didn't even try and bother Souter on his shot that made it 58-56).
Third, role players. St. Cat's guys were there and made plays all game (Souter, Thomas, Javar Lawson). Aquinas's guys only played well in spurts.
I forgot to comment on that. Scott wasn't guarding Souter on that shot, Luke Umberger was. The shot was an off balance, fad away runner. The Aquinas player probably figured it had no chance, but the kid made it.