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Defense Wins Championships

Defense Wins Championships

Rick Barnes is a defensive coach. He just is, right? That's been the party line for years now: Barnes coaches hard-nosed defense, but his teams can falter on the offensive end.

As Lee Corso would say, not-so-fast my friend. While that's the popular sentiment, the numbers tell a totally different story. In eight of the past 10 years, Barnes has produced a top-25 offense in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency. That's a feat his teams have done just four times on the defensive end. And more importantly* Texas has produced a top-30 defense in adjusted defensive efficiency...

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