They are being outrebounded this year by teams like Colgate and Army. I’d expect better in this category. Is it toughness, inexperience, something else?
I think there are several factors involved, certainly including the youth/inexperience stuff. But the first three, to my mind are scheme, scheme, and scheme. Particularly on the offensive end. Our offense does not put guys in position for ORs. Some time ago, I went so far as to post stills from the game stream of 4 players heading back on D while a shot was in the air. We’re just not gonna get many ORs above the 3pt line.
On defense, it’s not as clear to me, I guess. Some combination of toughness and athleticism I s’pose.