This is the famous "Pack Line Defense" that Virginia uses to suffocate their opponents. The concepts are pretty simple: Never let the offense inside of the "post box," and never allow dribble penetration. Basically, if a team is to beat a well-disciplined Pack Line Defense, they're going to have to do it from the perimeter.
The team runs to the other side of the court in full sprint to set up its defense. Of the 5 players on defense, one of them will guard the ball. His job is to pressure the ball handler and make ...
Virginia basketball returns to its roots for 2021-22 season: suffocating defense. Posted on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, 6:00 am. Follow Jerry Ratcliffe on Twitter. Advertising inquiries: Connect with us. Email Jerry Ratcliffe: email@example.com.
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The Cavs’ defense is a treasure. By using packline principles that were invented by his father Dick Bennett, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett has built a team that leads the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency. But Virginia did not make it to 28-1 without a sound offensive philosophy to match their suffocating defense.