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Jones knows it as well as anyone. Hence his own urgency Wednesday at the slightest sign of slippage in a game essentially decided more than an hour before it ended.

“Some teams — Bucknell for instance — might just be good enough that you have a bad night and a couple guys can step up,” Jones said. “Well, that’s not us. We’ve got good players. When we play together and have a bunch of them playing hard at the same time, we can be a good team.”