Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse zone’
After seeing the interior duo of Alex Oriakhi and Charles Okwandu struggle against the zone of Syracuse in a UConn loss, Seton Hall utilized a 2-3 zone defense to open up a double digit lead. They went back to man to man down the stretch and UConn was able to come back for a win. I commented how I thought we would see many teams start to zone UConn, as they struggled on offense with it over the past two games. Read on for their deficiencies but also some positives they showed and how they can get teams out of a zone.
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With Gordon Hayward moving on to bigger and better things, it is going to be up to the combination of Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack to lead the Bulldogs back to Horizon League glory this season. Mack is a player that is garnering a ton of buzz this season (see Luke Winn’s feature here) so I decided to take a look at how he played last season in the Sweet 16 and beyond.