Akron missed a few easy looks early, but on second watch, not sure why you run an alley-oop for a player who can't play above the rim and the open 3 came off a scramble situation. So yes, missing shots is a big part of the game as Taylor and Garner missed some great looks that were set up beautifully, too. You can't always credit Penn State's defense for that. But you're selling the total defensive effort from Penn State in the second half way short, particularly Dickerson. Forsythe, Robotham, they all kept attacking him in the first 6 minutes of 2nd period and failed more often than not down low. It was an impressive display.
Agreed! It was like a different defensive unit in the 2nd half and that's how PSU needs to play all the time. Good D creates opportunities for run outs and easy buckets. The hoop started to get smaller for Akron after we locked up and hit some buckets and put pressure on them to score.
+1! I just LOVED PSU's effort on D in the second half! Keep it up now guys!