That's exactly right Dylan. UWM can easily match a 9 of 26 three point shooting effort. That's a pretty mediocre to awful shooting percentage. We need to play defense, and that's all about desire and discipline. Until this squad wants it more than the team we're playing, each game will be a struggle. To me, that comes down to coaching. Butler is a fine example of a program that has engrained that notion in each and every player it recruits.
Awful? That's 34.6%. Not spectacular, no, but certainly not awful.
That's the great thing about the tournament structure that rewards the #2 team. When you have a season like this in which there is little question about the #1 seed, the reward for #2 keeps more teams fighting and keeps fan interested high when it otherwise might be lower.