There are a lot of reasons for the poor rebounding.
1.)We were not a good rebounding team heading into the season.
2.)We lost our leading rebounder from last season at the VCU game
3.)Note that Gabe only played 22 minutes today and JG only came in for 4. With HG sitting out a couple of minutes, that meant we played with 4 guards for half the game.
The downside to playing man defense, especially when the floor is spread out is the susceptibility to the back door or give and go. Many of them were not that badly defended. Give Lafayette credit, they had lead passes to a spot. You just can’t defend that when the floor is spread open as it was. Sorry, you can beat on our guys all you want but I’m giving credit where credit is due.