At its core, Texas Tech’s defensive system is simple — do not let the ball in the middle of the court.
Boasting an elite rim protector and versatile big in Tariq Owens, a lock-down wing defender in Jarrett Culver, and a defensive “free safety” with active hands in Matt Mooney, Chris Beard has employed his aggressive ‘no middle’ system to near perfection.
The result is Ken Pomeroy’s No. 1 ranked defense in adjusted efficiency this season.
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