Breaking rules is different beast then getting DNP'ed. If they broke rules, they wouldn't have even suited up.I hear lots of shouts for Griffin and Jones to get more playing time or be inserted into the starting lineup. Let's remember that if players are not doing what they need to do from a work ethic standpoint as well as abiding by team and University rules, overlooking that and playing them anyway can not just kill your locker room, it can lead to a loss of all credibility as a coach. I think the coaching staff might know these players a little bit better than we do and they have very good reasons for allocating minutes the way they have been doing.
While I agree the other points are true, and you dont want a coach losing a locker room, they needed to get tick outside garbage time. And they've needed to get more ever since this slide after the 5 in 6 we had. Griffin had been chucking recently, I could see some minutes being taken off, but there's no reason they shouldn't have at least got 5 minutes in a game like this. Development isn't more important then winning, regardless of record, but at some point you've gotta look at why we are winning and understand that it's probably partially on the players we have.