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HOW TO BEAT KANSAS
WHEN CAROLINA HAS THE BALL "They get easy opportunities because Ty Lawson (below) is so fast and their wings run so well. So you have to slow them down in transition, then get back and make them play half-court offense. You have to push Tyler Hansbrough off the blocks, but if he gets it low, you have to double-team him [and recover against] their shooters on the perimeter."
ATTACKING THE TAR HEELS "They disrupt your offense by denying passes and making steals [8.2 a game]. You have to go backdoor and create movement. If you stand against them or try to dribble, they're good at slapping down and disrupting you."
X FACTOR " Danny Green. He comes off the bench and he's facing tired guys, shooting a high percentage, getting steals [1.2 a game] and pushing the ball in transition."
WHEN KANSAS HAS THE BALL "They set a ton of screens, so you have to keep them off balance. You can't show the same thing on every possession because they'll get in a rhythm and capitalize on it. And you have to take charges. If they put their heads down and drive, and you're not alert and down too, they'll get to the rim."
ATTACKING THE JAYHAWKS "They're very athletic, they blow up screens well, and they force you out of your offense. You have to set strong screens to get open shots. But they don't box out consistently, so you can get offensive rebounds if your bigs screen and then crash the glass."
X FACTOR " Sasha Kaun. It's not that he makes plays every possession, but against [Davidson] he had huge offensive rebounds and post-up scores."