Change In Focus

In the first half of WVU's 73-46 Big East win over St. John's, the Mountaineers made just three shots inside the arc. In the second half, that total ballooned to 13, as WVU diced the Red Storm defense.

One of the big reasons for that change was center Rob Summers, whose effective screen and roll tactics freed teammates for drives to the hoop, and also resulted in some easy chances for himself off return passes. WVU racked up 43 second-half points against the Johnnies on the strength of 58.1% shooting from the field.

Summers finiahed the game with eight points on perfect 4-4 shooting, and added six rebounds and two assists against no turnovers. Add in the solid screens and strong play on the defensive end, and his play was as effective as anyone's in WVU's blowout win.

In this exclusive interview, Summrs discusses the reasons for West Virginia's second half explosion against the Johnnies, and also discusses dunk comparisons, his "coaching" of Ted Talkington, and the Mountaineers' looming road trip to the midwest.

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