Basketball season recap: the defense

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 18: Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats and Deividas Dulkys #4 of the Florida State Seminoles dive for the ball during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 18, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Last week I looked at how the offense performed this season, particularly in light of the switch to a 3-guard lineup. Now it's time for the defense.

This stuff is relevant because FSU does not currently have the personnel to run a traditional lineup next season. The Noles have zero legit wings on the roster, though a few are being pursued for the spring signing period (most notably Shelden Jeter and Nick Wiggins). Regardless, a return to the 3-guard lineup appears likely.

So what effect did it have on FSU's defense? That's what I examine today. Later this week I'll wrap it up to see if the change in offense combined with the change in defense resulted in a net gain.


Here are the charts I used in that video.

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