One of the big stories of this year's NCAA Men's Tournamenet has been Syracuse's run from Bubble Team to the Elite Eight. Students in my sports writing class at SUNY Oswego (about an hour from SU) have heard me say all year that this is the kind of SU team that always seems to make a run deep into the tournament.
(Note: I have two graduate degrees from Syracuse, but my rooting interests have always been with St. Bonaventure).
With SU, a large part of their success is always their 2-3 zone defense. But why is it so vexing to teams?
To find out, I asked one of my favorite sources from my reporting days - Albany coach Will Brown. It's a Twitter conversation, so character count issues apply, but it's addresses a question I don't see answered a lot in stories — why this zone is so vexing?