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  • Stats Slant – Midseason Report… Get Smart

    Credit: Arizona Athletics

    We try to stay up to date with our college basketball knowledge, but other than Coach K (pursuit of 1,000 career wins) and Kentucky (will they ever lose?), what else is there to keep track of?  For those of you who may be a little behind on the happenings elsewhere in the college bball world, Stats Slant has you covered.  Like Superman, we will come to your rescue (although, we’re still working on the whole flying-through-the-air to save a distressed woman thing), so you can sound smart at the next water cooler pow-wow in the break room.  This week, we […]

     
  • Duke’s opponents “zoned out” with Blue Devils’ defensive change

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    Duke’s legendary Mike Krzyzewski picked up win number 999 Monday night, a 79-65 survival against a tough Pittsburgh squad.  Once again, the bulk of Duke’s defensive game was a 2-3 zone defense.  The 67-yard-old coach is diverse and eclectic, but the shift to predominantly a 2-3 zone over the last two games from a guru known for his 40 minutes of man-to-man defense is almost pushing diversity of basketball philosophy to the max. It started last Tuesday night when Duke had problems defending Miami guards Angel Rodriguez, Shelden McClellan, and Manu Lecomte off the dribble and in the screen-role situations. They […]

     
  • Atlantic 10 Tempo Tuesday: Dayton flying high

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    Dayton continues to fly high. Home wins over LaSalle and Saint Louis pushed the Flyers’ record to 5-0. Detractors could say that the only team the Flyers defeated that owns a record over .500, is Saint Bonaventure. On the half full side, Dayton is a team that spreads you out and hits at a 61% eFG percentage while showing an above average 17% turnover rate. Dayton also leads the A10 in three point field goal defense at 27%. Their two contests this week, at Davidson and home to Richmond will tell us even more regarding Archie Miller’s club. The numbers provided by bbstate.com:   Record […]