Then again, the fact that Pittman only had five shots and five free-throw attempts in 34 minutes seems a bit odd. If you guess that signals a lack of ball movement, Herrion might agree.
"We're just so stagnant on offense, we can't finish anything," he said. "We've got to address that. We've got to be able to score around the basket, stickbacks, layups, power layups."
Herrion pointed out that UNCW "shrunk the game," limiting the number of possessions by going deep in the shot clock while on offense. Consistently taking the shot clock below the 10-second mark not only kept the Herd out of its offense, it made players exert more energy to get stops on defense.
Which made offense even more difficult. Come Wednesday, MU may have to cope with much the same situation against a bigger, stronger, faster Mountaineer defense. Herrion's crew has a few days to fix more than a few problems, offensively.
"Nothing is coming easy for this group," Herrion said.
Seats are still available for Marshall's game-day luncheon, noon Wednesday at Brickstreet Insurance, 300 Quarrier St.
Herrion and athletic director Mike Hamrick are the guest speakers. Cost is $20, or #300 for a VIP table of eight.
Supporters can call Teddy Kluemper at 304-696-3401 or e-mail him at teddy.kluem...@marshall.edu.
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