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I think it's all about the perimeter D.


When UVA gets on a "run" (or maybe, for them, it would be a "fast walk") it's usually because Guy, Jerome, and Hall are lighting it up from distance. Our wing players have got to be able to extend on D without giving up dribble penetration. We also need to create live ball turnovers out top to have any hope of getting some easy baskets in transition- they get back on D pretty well so don't think we will see many fast breaks generated off rebounds or paint turnovers. Fighting through screens and getting into passing lanes will be critical against a team that is perfectly content to lob the ball around the perimeter for most of the shot clock. If we allow the Hoos to make it a low-possession game where they hit a lot of uncontested 3's, we will see a similar result as last time.

(In response to this post by DallasHokie98)

Posted: 02/09/2018 at 1:28PM



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Realism against UVA tomorrow. What are chances for success? -- DallasHokie98 02/09/2018 11:13AM
  100% ** -- Stork 02/09/2018 5:32PM
  12.5% ** -- hokieZ71 02/09/2018 2:06PM
  I think it's all about the perimeter D. -- Gobbler Guru 02/09/2018 1:28PM
  Fair assessment. I like our odds ;-) ** -- HoosNArlington 02/09/2018 2:18PM
  27.3% ** -- CrystalCoveHokie 02/09/2018 12:44PM
  Yup. it is a big if. A lot has to work out. ** -- DallasHokie98 02/09/2018 3:59PM
  If VT gets to use slingshots then we have a chance. ** -- Mylo and Myka 02/09/2018 12:34PM
  I don't expect a win, but... -- EDGEMAN 02/09/2018 12:32PM
  Though I wouldn’t predict the Tech upset, -- GCHokieof91 02/09/2018 12:14PM
  He's on the team. Played 27 minutes. -- GoneFromBad 02/09/2018 12:23PM
  Wilkins: 27 min, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 points ** -- ViolateTheShotClock 02/09/2018 12:19PM
  Thanks (you too Gone from Bad). -- GCHokieof91 02/09/2018 12:31PM
  I gave you a +1 for the username. ** -- Chris Coleman  02/09/2018 12:31PM
  Low turnovers are a must, then -- NC Hoke 02/09/2018 12:01PM
  Wahoo perspective... -- ViolateTheShotClock 02/09/2018 11:26AM

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