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Kemba Walker cannot do this alone

UConn-Pitt should be a good game, but Huskies have no answer for Pitt's rebounding

Originally Published: December 27, 2010
By Matt Meyers | ESPN The Magazine/Insider
Getty ImagesKemba Walker has been great for UConn, but he needs his bigs to crash the boards hard against Pitt.

It's no secret that Connecticut Huskies guard Kemba Walker has been the most dominant offensive player in college hoops thus far this season (sorry, Jared Sullinger and others). This isn't just opinion; the numbers back it up. His offensive rating, which is an individual version of offensive efficiency, is the highest in Divison I.

Identifying Walker's greatness isn't difficult, but here'a bit of a brainteaser: What team leads the nation in offensive efficiency?

It's not the Duke Blue Devils.

Nor is it the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Give up?

It's the Pittsburgh Panthers; they have an adjusted offensive efficiency of 123.1 points per 100 possessions, best in the land. That means Monday's matchup (ESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. ET) between these two Big East titans -- who are both ranked in the AP top 10 -- features the most efficient offense against the most efficient offensive player. As if there weren't enough reasons to watch.


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