Offensive patience is what Juwan Staten called the biggest improvement that needs to be made before the Mountaineers can truly develop their half-court offense. When conference play rolls around WVU will need to slow the game down and run more set plays. That’s why a game like Marshall, before conference play, is important, because it allows the team to get more practice, and continue to tweak its playbook.
Gary Browne said he expects to do the same thing that the team has done since he arrived to West Virginia -- beat Marshall. The senior guard even admitted that when WVU's defensive pressure is at its best, no one can stop it. So making sure the team doesn't start flat footed, which was the problem in the first half against NKU, is going to be key.