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  1. Lax man 47
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:26 am

    If Team A is demolishing Team B, it is common for Coach A to then, after the fact, substitute starters with reserves. It’s like saying that better teams celebrate more. Playing reserves simply indicates that you’re winning by a lot.

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  2. LaxPool
    January 8, 2019 @ 5:55 pm

    Totally agree with the point above. This also explains the spike in the first half of the season. Non-conference games are more frequent in the first half of the season, and since non-conference games have a higher potential for a talent mismatch than conference games, there is a high likelihood of a blowout and coaches emptying the bench.

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