North is not completely devoid of Clash experience. The T-Wolves return Payton Prince, a key starter from a year ago, but it drops off quickly after that. Prince said he’s made an effort prepare the underclassmen for the rivalry.
“This week in practice we’ve tried to hold people accountable and keep everyone focused,” he said. “I’ve tried to set an example and I’ve talked to them about the crowd will be yelling at you the whole time. You’ve just got to keep your head in the game and be the bigger person. Don’t say anything back; just let your game do the talking.”
While so many are focused and worried about how the freshmen will respond, North coach Butch Roberts isn’t worried.
“I can’t tell you how well they’re going to play or how many shots they’re going to make,” he said. “But I know it won’t be because of the environment. These guys have been in enough big situations that they won’t be scared of the moment.”
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