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Apr 1, 2012

To get a better idea of the game plan a team must employ to expose Kentucky's few areas of vulnerability, I asked an SEC assistant coach how he'd attack Anthony Davis, how he'd guard the Wildcats and if any other Final Four team was capable of beating them. I granted the coach anonymity to assure honesty.

An SEC assistant coach on Kentucky:
 1. Anything can happen, but something pretty big is going to have to happen to beat them. They're not going to beat themselves, they rarely get in foul trouble, they play such great defense and if someone's having a bad game, they've got three other guys who can explode on you. They can beat you in transition, on the boards, from the outside. They have so many ways to beat you that you have to play a really good game and they have to come up short in a lot of ways to win.
2. You have to get some buckets in transition and one of the ways we were successful was via a transition ball screen. That was effective for us. But yeah, you have to try to get some good looks before they get set up in the half court. That was a priority for us, and to some degree we were successful. That was the No. 1

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