Forget about the ransom, Virginia has achieved something much more valuable. A year after the biggest shock loss in the post-season history, cavalry wins in the national championship on Monday.
A ransom has already been secured by the Hoos's trip to the Final Four, but as the team of Tony Bennett has gone even further and won the national team
The synonymous defensive team won the title with a crime
Virginia exploded by 85 points in an eight-time victory over Texas Tech, which, despite overtime, is marked by only 70 possessions. De'Andreun Hunter scored 27 points thanks to four firing 3s and 7-of-9 on the free throw line
Kyle Gay added 24 points, and Thay Jerome had eight assists. Hoos repeatedly held the ball until the late hour in the frame and allowed Jerome to create the ball. This proved to be an excellent strategy: UVa recorded an outstanding 1.22 points for owning against one of the best defenses of the NCAA tournament in recent years.
Bennett slow paced sure that does not hurt this March (and April)
After the loss of UMBC loss a year ago, they were often asked whether the deliberate pace Virginia used for such a great effect during the regular season , can not be somehow a stylistic obstacle when to win or go home Basketball – this is the order of the day. This was a fair question when cavalry repeatedly fulfilled their seed expectations.
Naturally, some future teams Bennett may have another shocking tournament. Nevertheless, the direct acceleration of the cycle to the spirit looks uncertain after the 2019 tournament. Hoos actually slowed down relative to the regular season, averaging only 58 possessions in 40 minutes.
One national championship does not necessarily confirm the entire basketball style, but the better question is how we
Guy, Jerome and Hunter have created an extremely powerful trio for a crime from November to April
With regular games in the season, which averaged about 60 possessions and a consistently balanced attack on the crime, it was difficult for any single player in Virginia to accumulate the form of attractive statistics for the game that earns the most notice. Nevertheless, Guy, Jerome and Hunter made an attack that was as good as if it were not better than the legendary Cavaliers defense in the ACC game.
Throughout the season, Hoos was able to generate a very high chance of winning (thanks) for an extremely low turnover rate and a good offensive upgrade), and Bennett's team used these capabilities to make a very high percentage of their 3s. This is a recipe for gaining points in abundance, and at a time when this did not happen in every tournament game, this approach allowed Virginia to survive in Purdue at the Elite Eight.
Jerome and Guy were united for 49 points and the maids did 3s against Boilermakers, but it was Hunter who was just as indispensable in the national title game. The trio presented its opponents with the real dilemma of the "choice of poison" match, and the result turned out to be a seed number 1 and, finally, a national title.
Welcome to the speculative carousel, Chris Beard
The head coach of the Red Riders set out a meteorite and truly historic rise in the basketball program, which until its arrival won a total of three games from the NCAA tournaments with 2000 year The installation, feverish speculation about the future coach that will be said will be given. In Los Angeles (UCLA) there is a vacancy for this article, and it's safe to say that Bord's paper certainly looks just as good, if not better now than Steve Alford in 2013 or Ben Hownend in 2003. however, even if Bruns and Beard are not going together, any trainer who is hired to work in Westwood is very likely to create a high-level vacancy somewhere. A high-level job somewhere will lead to speculation as to whether Bord will be able to take on this work, every time and until the next notice.
It is expected that Hunter will enter the project, where he will be designed as a potential first choice. In addition, Jerome is shown as the late option of the first round. Past Hunter and Jerome, however, no other cavalry is currently in the top 60 at ESPN 2019, the layout of the design board. But, in a rotation where the lonely older Jack Salt seems to be Bennett will have a solid core of return for 2019-20. For example, the main group consisting of Guy, Kehay Clark, Mammadi Diakit, and Braxton Case, would be the force to be reckoned with in the ACC race. six seasons, and there are some very strong long-term success stories in Charlottesville. It is unlikely that "Hoos" could make its second consecutive final four in 2020.