Beat a truly awful St. John’s team by 10 in Maui today. Was a six point game with less than 2 minutes to go. Same deal as yesterday…they can’t check anyone and are particularly bad denying penetration and at the rim.
Bryant has to change and fast. He is the only realistic hope IU has for improvement because he’s the only guy who has the size to be disruptive in the paint. Right now, he’s charmin-soft and consistently in bad position. The perimeter guys are as bad as ever so I’m past the point of expecting them to improve much.
What I don’t understand is how it’s gotten here. Crean came up under strong defensive coaches and I recall his Marquette teams playing with some attitude on that end of the floor. Can’t be possible that the man just forgot how to teach defense but this is an ongoing, systemic nightmare now.