MINNEAPOLIS Fans of uptempo offenses arent going to be thrilled with the NCAA championship game matching Virginia and Texas Tech.
The finalists are defensive-minded teams that play many long possessions and dont score often in transition. This wont be a track meet kind of game. Tech leads the nation in defensive efficiency, the Cavaliers in scoring defense.
But Virginia is a superb shooting team, hitting 39 percent of its 3-pointers, and Tech has a standout in Jarrett Culver, who averages nearly 20 points per game. Culver had only 10 against Michigan State in the semifinals, so a big game may be in order.