First Weekend Tourney Observations

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1. Virginia Small-Ball Against Butler Normally small-ball lineups are used for offensive purposes. More shooting and/or quickness on the floor leads to better spacing and mismatches. However, Virginia went small on Saturday with defense in mind.   After Andrew Chrabascz started the game 9 for 11 from the field, Tony Bennett switched 6’5″ Malcolm Brogdon… Read more »

Quick Hitters: Season Wrap-Up

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The following is the final installment of Quick Hitters for the 2013-14 season. You can check out the (relatively small) collection here.     1. Did free throws really cost Kentucky a championship?   The national championship game featured a very good free throw shooting team and a not so good free throw shooting team…. Read more »

Quick Hitters: Wisconsin and UC Santa Barbara

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This fourth installment of Quick Hitters is noticeably missing a quick hitter breakdown entirely. Expect more in the near future, but for now you can check out past installments here.     1. Nigel Hayes makes it four games in a row in double figures for Wisconsin.   The Wisconsin freshman scored 15 points in… Read more »

Quick Hitters: Iowa, Memphis, Hawaii

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1. Iowa quick hitter to end first half vs. Michigan.   Roy Devyn Marble lit Michigan up from behind the arc in the first half yesterday. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when Fran McCaffery called for a Marble three to end the half, but the play worked anyway.           Here’s… Read more »

Quick Hitters: Indiana, Xavier, Siena

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1. Crean SLOB on opening possession vs. Michigan St. Indiana ran a beautiful sideline out-of-bounds play in the opening minute against Michigan St. I was having trouble with my GIF creator, but check out the annotated photos of the play:           In the end, Troy Williams made the play much harder… Read more »

Quick Hitters: Michigan, Washington, McNeese St.

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The following is the first of (probably) many “Quick Hitters” posts. I’ll take a look at three things from the previous night of games, with one being an actual breakdown of a quick hitter. 1. Beilein quick hitter to pull away from Minnesota. With just over two minutes to go and a one point lead… Read more »