NCAA Second Round: Four Factor Preview
March 21, 2009 at 10:10AM
#7 Texas vs. #2 Duke
8:15 pm CBS
Texas presents the Devils with a bit more of a challenge than their first-round opponent, Binghamton. The Longhorns are a dangerous team, with some untapped potential as they were ranked in the top 10 in both preseason polls. The Blue Devils have by far a more balanced offense than the Longhorns. Duke’s offense ranks in the top 50 on three of the four factors (Turnover percentage, Offensive Rebounding percentage, and Free Throw Rate) and in the top 100 on the fourth (effective Field Goal percentage). The Longhorn offense relies much more heavily on offensive rebounding, where they rank 20th nationally, to get the job done.