WVU Holds On For Win Over Jacksonville State

WVU Holds On For Win Over Jacksonville State


MORGATOWN, W.Va.–No Sagaba Konate, little Esa Ahmad and minimal Beetle Bolden, West Virginia still managed to eek out 74-72 win over Jacksonville State Saturday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.

The Mountaineer got a career-high 20 points from Wes Harris, as well as 18 points from Lamont West.

WVU (7-4) doesn’t play again until next Sunday when it hosts Lehigh.

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    WVU Holds On For Win Over Jacksonville State Morgantown, W.Va.–No Sagaba Konate, little Esa Ahmad and minimal Beetle Bolden, West Virginia still manag
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    JAL

    Offensive flow was terrible.

    #77680

    Way too much just standing around in the 1/2 court flow. Little movement for most of the game. The last few possessions were much better. If we played like that in 1/2 court the whole game we win easily.

    #77705

    I was at the game and had better seats than usual so for once I could see the players up close. (My usual seats are in Preston County with a powerful telescope). Based on the games I’ve seen in person this year, I think most of this team’s problems are mental. The guys really do look like they are playing very hard (except 1 or 2 as Huggs noted after the game). Harler, Beetle, Harris, Routt, and most of the rest are playing hard. But there are breakdowns on defense and with turnovers that are almost comical. We might have to abandon the press and go back to more basic defense. Learning a 2-3 zone isn’t that hard; I remember doing it. We just don’t have the athletes this year to be Press Virginia. On a bright note, Culver is really built. He’s a man. Thinking of Culver and Oscar on the floor together next year cheers me up. Those were my impressions. For me, though, I like to keep sports simple. The goal is to score at least 1 more point than your opponent. And, we did. But, wow, conference play could get ugly if these guys don’t overcome the mental mistakes. The physical talent is there, I think.

    #77751

    Physical talent is there at 3/4/5 this year more than any other. But …….. when your two best players (Sags, Esa) check out for most of the game for what ever reason and your best overall athlete (Culver) is just now available, it doesn’t matter if you return 2 others at F that have started and two other 1st year 6’7 guys that can play multiple positions.

    I just hope Esa gets his head out of the clouds soon. And Sags knee doesn’t become a year long problem. We’ll see much more of Culver very quickly. He along with Harris and West will give us a sound unit if West plays more aggressively. But the backups of Haley and Matthews are a far cry from Sags, Esa. …… at least right now. And both of them will be playing some in the front court.

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