Originally posted on Pitt Blather  |  Last updated 3/28/12
I was planning a recap of the Monday night loss to Washington State for yesterday, but had some other things that needed getting done. Then I just started procrastinating. Ray Fittipaldo’s post on it, summed a lot of the feelings up regarding the game. I spent most of Monday working on an analysis of Pitt’s season –  what went wrong, what has to improve for the team to get back to the NCAA tournament next season — and my three basic points were all confirmed in the Panthers’ loss to Washington State in Game 1 of the CBI championship series later Monday night. My three points –  a steep decline in the ability to defend, an almost complete lack of inside presence and point guard play  — were all factors in the loss. Pitt’s defense was atrocious in the game. The perimeter defense, especially, was horrid. Leaving shooters uncovered all night. Yes Ashton Gibbs was still lousy on defense, but so was Moore, Patterson and just about everyone else. For the first 35 minutes, there was no co...
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