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How to beat the UConn Huskies

To halt the Huskies, Kentucky will have to keep Kemba Walker out of transition

Updated: March 31, 2011, 9:32 AM ET
By Jay Bilas | ESPN Insider
Kemba WalkerKevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesKeeping Kemba Walker off the free-throw line is one key to beating UConn.

UConn is one of the better defensive teams in the country. The Huskies do not force turnovers, but they pressure the ball, stay in front and block shots. This is not as powerful of a shot-blocking team as coach Jim Calhoun has had in the past, but UConn still challenges teams. Opponents must use fakes and seek out body contact against the Huskies' big men to draw fouls. UConn also limits teams to one shot and does not allow many high-percentage second shot attempts.

Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst

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