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Those fuel a shooting percentage of. Spellman has no choice but to be careful in defending the inside. The Jayhawks believe Azubuike moves his feet well enough to cope with the challenge; he does well in ball screen defense.
Villanova seems likely to be putting Azubuike into pick-and-rolls all evening. KU will have to decide how it wants to defend those situations. It seems unlikely KU would risk foul trouble by trapping. Would KU be bold enough to have him hang back and dare the Wildcats to shoot from deep? Hedge hard and risk foul trouble?
The old record was established in by VMI, which played an all-out, uptempo style and hit of from long distance. The Longhorns haven't won four games in a row since the start of the season, but those came against Northwestern State, New Hampshire, Lipscomb and Butler. The Wolverines were ranked seventh in defensive rebounds and 11th in offensive rebounds in their league. Arizona led the Pac in defensive rebounding and rebounding margin.
The Wildcats are just too rugged for the Wolverines. The , pound senior stepped up and showed out to lead his team to a surprise victory in the Northeastern Conference tournament. Enjoy him in the play-in game against Radford on Tuesday because it'll be rough one for him and the rest of his squad when they take on Villanova. The Crimson Tide's It'll be the Crimson Tide's inability to mount a balanced scoring attack that will be their undoing just as it was in the SEC semifinals against Kentucky.
Brunson won't go for plus points with the Mountaineers' Jevon Carter, arguably the best on-the-ball defender in the nation hounding him, but that's the beauty of the SN Player of the Year's game. That Connecticut team. The Cavaliers sit at No.
Still, the Cavaliers are easily among the three best bets to take home the title. The Wildcats can shoot from everywhere and own the most efficient offense in the country. The Blue Devils rank third in the nation in offensive efficiency while sitting seventh on the defensive end. Two big keys to that success? A potential Sweet 16 run-in with Michigan State.
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