Keys to breaking "Press" Virginia
03/24/2015 09:15 PM
The Mountaineers might as well be from “Press” Virginia.
Thanks to its full-court defense, Bob Huggins’ squad forces the most turnovers and steals per game in the country, scoring better than 21 points per contest off its opponents’ miscues, which accounts for a whopping 28% of WVU’s total point production.
However, of the 16 teams remaining, West Virginia ranks 14th in offensive efficiency, and at 53.9 points allowed, Kentucky boasts the top-scoring defense left in the tournament (only Virginia and San Diego State allowed fewer).
So, if the Mountaineers can’t frustrate the Cats into coughing up the ball, from where will they get their scoring?
It by no means will be easy, but Matt Norlander of CBS Sports says if Andrew Harrison and Tyler Ulis can take care of the rock, West Virginia will be hard-pressed to keep up with Kentucky.