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… If a frontcourt spot is going to be potentially outplayed on one end of the floor anyway, why not try to make up for it on the other end? That’s the benefit of the smaller lineup that UNC used for 16 minutes of Wednesday’s game and assuredly will utilize again.IS THIS THE HAIRSTON WE’LL SEE ALL SEASON?
The offensive strength of this team is on the wing and a small lineup maximizes that strength. With Hairston, Reggie Bullock and Leslie McDonald combining to shoot 44 percent from beyond the arc this season, getting them on the floor as much as possible is a priority.
“I think we found out that going small sometimes might be one of our better lineups, particularly on the offensive end of the court,” Williams said. “We played P.J. as a four, we played J.P as a four -- only had one post player in there. So I think that might help us down the line as well.”