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zag buddy
03-23-2017, 11:40 AM
I think the game will rest on just how good our defense is. WV has not faced a team with as good a defense as ours. Sure maybe their press will cause us grief, but I believe it is counteracted by our defense limiting their ability to score. Every pundit is focused on WV defense causing us to fail. I believe their defense is offset by our defense and we win -- 60 to 50.

zaguarxj
03-23-2017, 02:01 PM
And as I mentioned in another thread, if WVU doesn't score, they can't set up their press as effectively, so GU's defense is key. GU typically runs after rebounding opponent misses and they get it up fast. It's hard to trap when your opponent is attacking the basket.

krozman
03-23-2017, 02:03 PM
It kinda snowballs. Good defense allows more missed shows, and fewer strong presses after a made shot. On the offensive side, more foul trouble means they have to sub more and it forces them to adapt. Not saying they're not deep enough, just saying if you take them out of their ideal rhythm it will allow more GU mistake forgiveness in the long run.