Will the Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers Motion Offense be useful versus Gonzaga?
The Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers Motion Offense has 34 points so far with 17:11 left in the second half of the Sweet Sixteen game against Gonzaga. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four points at this moment after they hit a couple three point baskets.
The Mountaineers reached the Final Four in 2010, and they are trying to get it again. Javon Carter just hit another three point shot on offense. Carter hit four three-point shots in his last game. The West Virginia Mountaineers run right now and run some more.
How will Gonzaga handle Press Virginia?
West Virginia would run a full court press all the time if you didn’t know. They are called Press Virginia by the media. Coach Huggin’s Mountaineers have the best turnover margin in NCAA Division 1. The West Virginia Press has forced 724 turnovers this season. They have only committed 442. That means that they get 7.8 turnovers a game and only give it up 4.9. Pressure defense doesn’t both West Virginia because they handle it in practice.
With 8:46 right now, Press Virginia has forced 16 turnovers out of Gonzaga. Coach Huggins will tell you that their press is more about turnovers. It’s making you have to work hard getting the ball up the floor, work hard to get open, and eventually take your legs.
Coach Huggins has a defense that turns points off turnovers to the scoreboard. They average 82.1 points a game by running their offense and scoring lots of lay-ups off the press.
How does West Virginia attack a zone?
They run the Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers Motion Offense against zone and man. Both teams are feeling the pressure right now with 6:03 left in the second half. I personally feel that West Virginia has the momentum right now. I think Gonzaga is wearing down. The Pressure defense is getting to them.
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