One of the many things the disappointed Cal tonight was Alex Poythress’ play, or lack thereof. He pointed out that Poythress had no offensive rebounds, whereas his defender had five. Simply put, Alex was outworked, which is no longer acceptable:
“I was very clear with Alex after the game. Either you want to change or you don’t.”
Also upsetting? Kyle Wiltjer’s continued lapses on defense:
“They went at Kyle every single possession in the game. I told him after, ‘You don’t think every team’s going to go right at you?'”
It was ugly, but the Cats got the win, and Cal still has faith: “I like my team, and I don’t have a magic wand and none of them poop ice cream.” Oh, Cal.