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Old 04-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #172
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Default Re: National Championship: Kansas vs. Kentucky (9:23 PM on CBS)

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Originally Posted by KG215
That's when you could feel the game getting away from Kansas. Why Self let them try to run with Kentucky is a little puzzling.

Kentucky's biggest weaknsee this season and throughout the tournament has been transition defense. Indiana kept constatnt pressure on them, and the Hoosiers are no more athletic than Kansas. So conceptually, I can understand.

There's also the factor of Kansas' slow starts, and wanting to show Kentucky they weren't intimidated.

Good strategy, but you have to trust Taylor and Elijah to make the right decisions about when to run. They didn't, forcing the tempo way too much and digging that huge hole.
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