Inbounding Against Fullcourt Pressure

Tony Bennett’s team let a win slip away.

Plenty of adjectives have been thrown around to describe Virginia’s collapse against Miami on Thursday in the ACC Tournament so I won’t repeat them here. Let’s just leave it at disappointing and move on. I’m more interested in the clinical aspect of the letdown than wallowing in the emotional aftermath anyway. What was supposed to happen, what happened, and what can be learned from it?

Let’s take a look at the inbounds tactics and the defensive lapses specifically in the 69-62 overtime loss. The issue of inbounding the ball against Miami’s pressure defense seems to have garnered the most message board attention so I’ll start there.