Just don't have enough horses to compete. If the shooting is not hot for our go-to guys, there is no one else to step up. Can not win a game with MH alone. Nunn showed flashes but was not the same once he took that knee.
We just don't have the talent healthy to win without extreme defensive intensity, and because of the same injuries we don't have the depth to maintain that needed intensity. When we can do it for spurts we look good. In a game like purdue we were able to overcome the lulls with superior shooting, but that's just not feasible every game. Guys get wore out on d, don't get the breather they need, and the ball starts sticking on offense, tired legs getting no lift on jumpers, etc. The injuries just have a massive trickle down effect on every aspect of the game.
Just get experience and improvement for the freshman and Mav.
I love this team. And I honestly do feel like they are fighting and giving their best. But man oh man, is this frustrating!!