Interesting note from The Daily Athenaeum. Truck Bryant’s 25 points Saturday made him the team’s fifth different leading scorer the past five games. Might seem trivial and inconsequential. Might also be a key to the way this team progresses.
In fact, down the stretch of the season, and especially in tournament play when there is less time to prepare for opponents, the Mountaineers may be better off.
How do opposing teams prepare for WVU’s balanced scoring? Who do opposing teams key on stopping?
The Irish attempted to shut down all passing lanes to Kevin Jones on Saturday.
Yet, doing so only opened up room for Joe Mazzulla to drive to the bucket, which then allowed Bryant to get open for outside shots.
No player on this year’s team can come close to being able to score in multiple ways like Butler could.
But if each player played his own small role in the offense like the Mountaineers did Saturday, this team has potential to be dangerous.
Your move, Dalton Pepper!