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UNLV Quick Preview

Sorry, again, just swamped this week.

Fooch already gave us a nice look at the personnel, so I'm just going to move straight to the second part of the preview:

THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE

  • Joel Anthony has the potential to cause a lot of havoc inside defensively, so I think that it will be important early to try and draw him out some.  If Maarty can hit a couple of outside shots early, it will force Anthony outside, and leave the middle open for penetration by the guards.
  • UNLV's defense has been getting a lot of headlines, but the stats don't say that they're as good as people say they are.  And they also don't play teams as quick as us on a regular basis.  Once we draw out Anthony, we should be able to drive.  If he cheats back, penetrate and kick.
  • DO NOT LEAVE UNLV OPEN FOR THREES.  That is a lot of their offense, and, in the case of Kruger, their only offense.  But, it can also be a curse.  If, like Winthrop, they aren't making the threes, they won't know what else to do.
  • Push the tempo.  Usually, UNLV is trying to speed things up.  But this game, they will try and slow it down.  However, its a pace they're not used to, so they should be willing to speed up with us.
  • Come out with intensity from the beginning.  We're better than UNLV. Lets show it.
ONTO THE ELITE EIGHT!

FOUR WINS TO GO!

GO DUCKS!!!

--Dave