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It’s just not his way.

“Guys want me to go out there and scream and yell, but I don’t worry about that,” Allen said. “I just focus on winning, and the last four years, we’ve won a good amount of games.”

Dunphy, of course, doesn’t need Allen to act like he’s always in fifth gear to make smart plays. Because the coach says few players in his career have had a basketball IQ like Allen‘s.

“He understands what our team needs and when it needs it,” Dunphy said. “A lot of what he does doesn’t show up in the box score. He’s just so valuable in terms of his positioning and his selfless-style, too. He’s a great team player.”

And he’s on the cusp of finishing his career with four A-10 titles in four seasons.

“I’m not sure what it is,” he said. “Sometimes it’s luck, sometimes we’ve had a couple of really good players. The coaching staff has always prepared us well.”

Turns out, the secret formula isn’t such a mystery.