This was written before last night’s game.
"That goes back to that old c-word ‘culture,’ " Sampson said. "Unless you have something in reserve that you can go back and touch … there are some things that are tangible, and then there are some things intangible. Culture is tangible, it really is. It’s being with the conditioning coach at 6 a.m. three days a week in the gym. It’s conditioning four days in September for five straight weeks. It’s those three-hour practices in October, November and December when there’s no excuses allowed.
“You learn to battle through things. I think you have to earn the right to be able to come back from adversity. It doesn’t happen because you are talented. Talent has nothing to do with it.”