Miles, Holton Dissect Defense Against Texas

While West Virginia remained unbeaten when holding foes below 70 points this season, it did so in a slightly different manner than it had in most previous games. Instead of riding the pressure and base man sets in the halfcourt, the Mountaineers switched to a zone, which seemed to slow building momentum for the visitors. Here, Daxter Miles and Jonathan Holton talk about the changes.

Miles, who finished 4-of-8 from the floor for 12 points, also tallied four rebounds and three assists against just two turnovers. He also had a team-best five steals (of the eight total) and, like most of the Mountaineers, hit all of his free throws in a season-best 20-of-23 effort from the team. Here, the freshman speaks to West Virginia's defensive play, the exceptional forward play and the mental and physical focus of WVU leading up to the game.

Holton, whose dunk off an inbounds seemed to set an early tone for the Mountaineers in finishing on the inside, speaks to his development as a defender, the changes in West Virginia's second half play, the interior ability to at least match Texas and where the win, in which he had six offensive rebounds, ranks in his career.


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