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A new wrinkle on D (basketball)

[Bumped.  Noticed this myself last night; TCH beat me to the punch.  Interesting given the concerns about Green/Roe's height as our two top interior players. -KJ]

It's ridiculously early to be drawing any conclusions on the men's basketball team but I was just perusing our team-wide tempo free stats and Kenpom.com and we are currently 13th in the nation in block percentage. Izzo-coached teams are generally not shot-blocking teams - our tendency in the past has been to play good position D to force tough shots and then box out to get rebounds. This year we seem to have added a shot blocking dimension, and it will be interesting to see whether our rebounding percentages suffer as a result, or if we can do both at a high level (in which case we should be very effective on D).

Also, we're defending the 3 very well - opponents are only making 25% of their 3s against us. Plus the turnovers are under control. All good trends. Hope they continue.

This is a FanPost, written by a member of the TOC community. It does not represent the official positions of The Only Colors, Inc.--largely because we have no official positions.

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