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How Michigan can attack Texas Tech’s ‘no middle’ defense

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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