Virginia Basketball: Known For Defense But Dangerous On Offense

Film breakdown of the Cavaliers' offense and how the Hokies need to defend it.

[Virginia Athletics]

The Commonwealth Clash has never seen a basketball matchup of this magnitude. For the first time ever, it's a battle of top 10s. No. 9 Virginia Tech (14-1, 3-0) and No. 4 Virginia (15-0, 3-0) battle in Charlottesville to stake an early claim to sole possession of first place in the ACC. The Cavaliers are known for their swarming and suffocating pack line defense, but let's dive deeper into what makes Virginia so efficient on offense.

Blocker and Mover Offense 101

The offense Virginia runs is most commonly called the "blocker mover" offense and was developed by Dick Bennett at Wisconsin-Green Bay and Washington State. His son, Tony Bennett, has made Virginia a basketball powerhouse with the same offense.

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