PG play less crucial for tourney giants
Floor generals are great, but unless you're a mid-major, they're not the key to success
It's been said on numerous occasions that a team's point guard has to be the most responsible player on the court. After all, a point guard's actions are equivalent to having the coach on the floor. He often signals the offensive play, starts roughly three quarters of the team's possessions and is typically the first line of defense on the fast break.
When it comes to the NCAA tournament, though, does the presence of a good point guard, or a solid overall backcourt, ensure a team will still be around on the second Thursday or Friday?
To read Matt Giles' analysis of PG play over the past five NCAA tournaments, plus what that means for the teams in this year's draw, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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