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  1. #161
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dillon, Colorado
    Continuing the Defensive Efficiency Vigil, we're up to 53rd today.

    Duke's Defense. Getting less sucky every day.
    As suburban children we floated at night in swimming pools the temperature of blood. -- Douglas Coupland

  2. #162

    Quote Originally Posted by hurleyfor3 View Post
    Continuing the Defensive Efficiency Vigil, we're up to 53rd today.

    Duke's Defense. Getting less sucky every day.
    Nah. The tempo against VPI was slow, which led to the low score. Our efficiency changed by 0.1 I think? Pretty average for us, actually. I thought we played a good game, but we forced so few turnovers that they ended up with a good number of points.

  3. #163
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lewisville, NC

    Defense against 3-pt shots

    According to the game notes prior to the 2/28 Wake game:

    "Duke’s perimeter defense has improved significantly over the last 14 games. Duke has held those 14 opponents to a .290 shooting percentage from beyond the arc and allowed just three of those teams to shoot better than .350 from three-point range. Only four of those teams have hit more than five three-pointers in a game."

  4. #164
    Quote Originally Posted by hurleyfor3 View Post
    Continuing the Defensive Efficiency Vigil, we're up to 53rd today.

    Duke's Defense. Getting less sucky every day.
    Defense started getting sucky again. Down to 55.

  5. #165
    Our real problem is that we don't force turnovers like the typical Coach K team. 6.2 steals per game is the lowest total since 1996. and would be the 2nd lowest of any year from 1984-present (not counting 1995). Our turnover margin is also one of the lowest in the Coach K era.

  6. #166
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    20 Minutes From The Heaven That Is Cameron Indoor
    The defense has actually improved more than I thought it could even a month ago. Not only have the guys defended the 3 ball much better, the perimeter guys are getting beat off the dribble far less than earlier in the season. Austin, Tyler, and Seth have all improved there. Tyler had a heck of a game guarding Green Saturday. Even more impressive given the quick turnaround for Duke, and the normal amount of rest for the Hokies.

    Forcing more turnovers would be nice, but I am tickled to death if they can continue to limit the dribble penetration that was killing us earlier.

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