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Devil's Advocate question:

I spent some time recently on the UNC and NCSU boards. I did so bc I wanted other fans' opinion of our team and style of play. According to what I have read, this is the deal with UVA basketball:

1. We get away with murder bc ACC refs have become accustomed to our style of play and allow us to foul with impunity on every possession.
2. Our constant fouling works in the ACC but short circuits us in the NCAA tournament when the refs are either not ACC officials or instructed to "not look the other way."
3. All our defense is is hacking and fouling that doesn't get called. The NCSU fans passionately believe that ACC headquarters has it in for their team. They complain about fouls after every loss.
4. We are the masters of the hand check.

Okay, obviously these are the rantings of uninformed haters. I watched the NCSU contest with a very critical eye, to see if I could see any of the non-called fouls that the UNC fans had whined about. Aside from the contact on the hedges, what I saw was great positioning, lots of defensive help, and proper footwork.

What about the hedges? There is contact. Our guy is usually moving into the dribbler. Is that a foul? I know that blaming losses on poor officiating is Whining 101, but does anyone here believe that we get away with anything bc "ACC refs are accustomed to our physical style"? Seems to me like officials know what constitutes a foul and if they see it, they call it. As much time and effort as we put into playing defense, you would think that we know how to defend without fouling. Other fans seem to have a real problem with our hedging and hand checking though. Any substance to it?

Posted: 01/16/2018 at 11:21AM


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