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Luke Winn just released his latest effort on defense, along with Audacity of Hoops' David Hess. Very interesting study and read-through. UConn stuff is mostly on page 5.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1191988/1/index.htm

The appendix with a summary of data is here:
http://twitpic.com/7cicwp

Most interesting piece that I saw:
"The holiest statistic among Connecticut coaches, however, is not blocked shots. It's consecutive stops. They believe in the power of defensive momentum, and according to Calhoun's charting, the Huskies were 21--2 last season in games in which they had four sequences of three stops in a row. They were 18--0 when they had five sequences. In the title game, UConn demoralized Butler with seven three-stop runs."
 

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Interesting article. Thanks for the link.

FYI, teams analyzed were FSU, OSU, UNC, UConn, and Vanderbilt (for contrast).
 
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Interesting table, but even at 400% mag, I couldn't read the table headings.
 
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Excellent read on Uconn. Vandy really was horrible on D!
 
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Interesting table, but even at 400% mag, I couldn't read the table headings.

It was made for the SI magazine. The author tweeted he thought it looked terrible online lol.
 
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