Final Four: Key statistic for Duke, UNC, Villanova, Kansas

Final Four By the Numbers

At long last, the Final Four has arrived. All week we have digested the endless angles of a delicious Duke-UNC matchup, appreciated Kansas’s lights-out performance that has the Jayhawks as the last No. 1 seed standing, and played with Villanova’s lineup to see how the Wildcats can fill the void of Justin Moore’s absence.

But before the weekend gets underway in New Orleans, we offer one last dose of preview notes by looking at one key statistic for each team ahead of the Final Four.

Duke: Just 6.3% of the Blue Devils’ giveaways this season have been non-steal turnovers (per KenPom), which limits dangerous mistakes and opportunities for opponents to run. In Duke’s last two wins, Texas Tech mustered 10 fast break points and Arkansas just three. The Blue Devils have matured into a team that can better dictate tempo at the right time, and will have to slow a UNC team that hung 94 points on them last month.


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