I think Matta recruits AND coaches well, as evidenced by B1G championships, final fours, etc.
I just suspect these kids just don't listen, play hard, or take their game seriously. Just look at free throw percentage. Or rebounding. or holding each other accountable.
I love Aaron Craft, but I wonder about his leadership. LSJ too. If the kids won't learn or work on their game, what can the coaches do? If it's one or two players, you can sit them, but it seems pervasive on this team.
What you saw tonight is not an aberration. Ron Stokes repeats it game after game: "We've seen this act before." This is who they are, and at this stage of the season, we'll probably not see much improvement.