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Pack-line defense works for Virginia

Even after rule modifications, the Cavaliers win because of the way they defend

Originally Published: March 26, 2014
By C.L. Brown | ESPN.com

For all the talk about freedom of movement coming into the season, opponents of Virginia feel awfully constricted.

The Cavaliers boast the nation's No. 1 scoring defense (55.5 points per game), and they rank ninth in field goal percentage defense (38.6).

While they had to make adjustments to the new emphasis on eliminating handchecking, bumping cutters and the like, the Cavaliers had a built-in advantage in adapting. Virginia coach Tony Bennett's use of the pack-line defensive scheme ...

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