Attack Mode

With West Virginia playing passively against yet another pressing team, freshman Joe Mazzulla saw the chance to make his mark.

Mazzulla, along with fellow guard Darris Nichols, took the ball right at the traps and challenges laid by Marshall, and WVU finally saw the benefit of attacking presses rather than simply being satisfied with getting the ball across the half court line. The freshman finished with six points (all from the free throw line) as the result of Herd fouls in the press. By pushing the ball, Mazzulla also created opportunities for open teammates, and his play was a solid part of WVU's 56-point second half explosion. Listen as Mazzulla describes his thought process on the foul line (it's more a matter of routine than a thinking process), and the mindset he and his teammates brought to the floor in the second half.

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