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Wasn't me! I hate the 4-guard lineup with 1 big but love everything else!

Here's why I hate the 4-guard lineup:
1/ The 1 big has too much area to cover. Literally he can't block/contest a shot AND get the rebound. Way too frequently, the Hoos would give up an easy offensive rebound and put back.
2/ Messes up the guard/wing rotation. Not enough guards/wings to give proper breaks, so they all got tired by the end of the game--like a P.Gillen team 'losing their legs' as seen by shots hitting the front of the rim due to exhaustion.
3/ On offense, the big blocker is too far from the basket to get offensive rebounds for the Hoos. Those put backs and extra possessions are a big part of UVa's success. Hard to say which one is more demoralizing to the opponent.
4/ Gives a feeling/look that the Hoos are playing into the strengths of their opponents. CTB has gone to this lineup in the beginning of the year for matchup purposes, instead of pounding them with our 'full power' 2-big lineup. I hate watching the Hoos give up offensive rebounds because UVa's size is on the bench.

I concede as a change of pace vs. Nova or other big team expecting the Hoos to matchup with 2 bigs, it can be and has been successful. But, if feels/looks like an empty backfield in football, which can be successful in spurts, but there is a reason that you don't see many (if any) teams play the whole game with that lineup.

The 2-big lineup is a force to be reckoned that will propel the Hoos consistently to the Final 4. I hope to see more of CTB pulling out his light sabre to cut down those nets!!! Embrace the pace!! Huff is able!!


(In response to this post by confuzionrains)

Posted: 10/15/2020 at 4:47PM


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