Nothing personal but this irks me to high Heaven. A good zone is not always a matchup. Syracuse plays a fairly standard 2-3 for today’s game when you have to guard the 3 point line. They’re just really good at it because they practice it as much as everybody else practices their man defense.If Coach Boheim is a second or third rate coach, why would Duke's Coach K consult with him about the techniques used to play the match up.. Somebody said it perfectly. The Syracuse defense is different and hard to attack offensively. That is the essence of coaching. Prepare something defensively that is difficult to solve offensively.
They won’t even match up when the ball hits the high post, depending on who catches it there. For us, they’ll probably guard anybody in the starting 5 there. Dain? Ty? They’re gonna give them the FT jumper all day, and guard them as they start to drive.