Cyclone basketball has enough data points to confirm that a certain degree of defense is required to win ball games.
Push-shove-grab style that West Virginia plays, but it can't be Saturday-at-the-YMCA either.
I suspect the coaching staff has the advanced stats to show the offense is most efficient after a defensive stop. You have to try on both ends.
The Cyclones have shown they can beat anyone on the schedule. Playing enough defense in the last ten B12 games and things could get interesting.