"It means a lot (to reach the Sweet 16), especially with this group of guys," Hardaway told the Jim Rome Show on Monday. "You have five freshmen playing significant minutes for us, and they’re playing in the tournament like it’s not their first rodeo. They’re playing hard, playing smart, like they’re sophomores or juniors out there.
"It’s great to have freshmen that know what it takes to win.”
Like Dickie V. always used to say (I don't know if he still does, because I don't really listen to him much anymore), when Freshmen have started or played a lot of minutes all year, come tournament time, they're really best viewed as sophomores in terms of their experience.