Without question, you have to get back to set your defense. Point guard Joey Rodriguez is a blur with the ball; he just flies up the court. You have to get out and guard him. Jamie Skeen and Juvonte Reddic run right to the rim looking to score. They're also not afraid of taking quick threes—and they can make them. In the half-court, VCU will ball-screen you to death, and you have to be prepared to guard the pop-out man. Bradford Burgess starts at the four, but he's really dangerous at setting the screen and popping out to shoot the three. Skeen can do that as well.
ATTACKING THE RAMS' DEFENSE
You have to be aggressive against their full-court pressure because you can get scoring opportunities on the fast break. Against their man-to-man, go right at them with the dribble. If you attack the rim, you can get by them. That's the main thing.
Stopping their three-point shooters. The Rams have some lineups where all five guys can shoot from out there. As they've shown in this tournament, their offense is high octane when they're hitting from outside. You have to shut them down.