Four? Four? Unbelievable Stat In WVU Loss MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s shooting woes and a loss of a double-digit lead were among the items hi
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The stat missing here is how many shots did KU take
in the second half? Since they shot about 50%, you
Wonder how many rebounds there actually were?
But still, even though four rebounds is low it must
be taken in context of the situation.
If the number of shots missed was high and we only had 4
rebounds then KU must have got a lot of second shots
since their TO’s were low. That is another problem.
Next is to find out why our rebounds were low!?
Out of position? Tired? What? Or maybe just out played
by better athletes? I’m guessing the latter the most.
UK’s shooting was 12/28 in the first half 14/30 in the second.
2nd half UK outrebounded us 29-13
easy to see that we just sucked in the 2nd.
It’s not always about the shooting. The little things that can matter will cause a loss. People are forgetting this team is very young. Plus they are not NBA material especially the one and done Kentucky teams. Half the players on their roster will be NBA next year. Never to graduate college. They have an escalator built in to their recruiting system that goes directly to NBA and money. Calipari doesn’t have to coach.
There were 17 rebounds gathered on Kentucky’s end in the 2H. UK got 13 of them, and WVU four. That was in the article.
I didn’t go back through and look at every missed shot, but there were some there that resulted in fouls (mostly on WVU, and not complaining about bad calls there). There were also fouls on shots that led to UK free throws.
I did list a couple of reasons (Konate out and the other forwards being inert). As to the cause for that, well, rebounding is an attitude. It’s finding your guy and sitting down on his legs or cutting off his path to the rim. As noted, UK is going to win more 50-50 balls because they jump higher and reach further than WVU, or most teams. But WVU has guards that jump well (Miles, Bolden) and they didn’t contribute either. They have to help.