Plan of Attack

West Virginia's season-long work on breaking run-and-jump double teams paid off against Delaware State, and one of the prime beneficiaries was center Jamie Smalligan.

The junior center was the recipient of several dump-down passes out of double teams on the perimeter, and the result was a perfect 6-6 shooting night of the floor, including a pair of powerful two-handed jams that had him roaring with delight. Only one of Smalligan's shots came from beyond the three-point line -- a testament to the way in which the Mountaineers worked outside-in against the Hornets' defense. Coupled with Rob Summers three short shots, WVU had its best scoring productivity from the five position this season, as the pair combined for 20 points and ten rebounds.

In this interview, Smalligan discusses the work that helped West Virginia exploit Delaware State's interior, gives a brief description of the feeling he gets when a dunk is imminent, and talks about West Virginia's road through the NIT.

Jamie Smalligan Audio

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