Defense was absolutely atrocious and that is every player on the court. JC was even beyond bad tonight. Sags trapped well but didn’t guardcthw rom even when he was there. The others… well, they were same ole same ole.
Beetle is the worst perimeter defender I’ve seen. Whether it’s getting through/around a screen he is ridiculously inept and gives up wide open looks frequently.
Esa is simply lethargic. Don’t give a pair of damns about his points tonight he got beat/outpositioned all night. Tha kid has never quite grasped the concept of effort.
The others… what’s it really matter given the above?
One defense of JC – he rarely got a chance to steal the ball from dribbles because ISU rarely had to dribble, other than in the open court against the “press”. But agreed that no one played up to par tonight on defense.
Even Sags wasn’t quite as aggressive, but his hedges against ball screens are the only defense WVU showed on the perimeter.
And your point about nothing else mattering is correct. If WVU plays defense like this, it’s going to lose. The first half showed it. Even with the offense performing well and getting good shots, it couldn’t come close to keeping up.