Going back over the win probability chart reminded me of just how important Dread was to this victory.
In the last four minutes, we went from a 30% win probability to the actual win with several huge plays, pretty much all of which involved Myles.
He was guarding Kreiner when Kreiner drove and missed his layup with 3:20 to go and Iowa up two (Garza was fouled on the rebound and missed the two free throws).
20 seconds later, Dread got the assist when he found CuJo for his deep three that gave us the lead and moved us to the positive side win probability chart.
After Iowa takes the lead with their next possession, Dread feeds Lamar for a just inside the foul line jumper to give the lead back to PSU at the 2:35 mark.
After Garza ties it up with a free three, Dread hits Watkins with the alley-oop dunk giving us a two-point lead with 1:32 to go.
With 1:02 on the clock, he outhustles Kreiner for the loose ball on the sideline giving us the possession up two.
With 42 seconds left, he executes a difficult but perfect bounce pass to Lamar for the bucket that puts us up four.
It’s only then that he starts the parade to the foul line.
Good defense, four key assists (I don’t know if he was credited with all four but he deserved to be), great hustle, and clutch free throw shooting down that four minutes stretch where we took control of the game.
Brockington kept us in the game for much of the time that Watkins and Stevens were hampered with fouls, but it was Dread down the last four minutes who was arguably the key player in the win.