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FOXSports.com's Jon Crispin previews the matchup between No. 5 UNC and No. 1 Kentucky.
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I'm Brian Webber please be -- a Fred foxsports.com. College basketball analyst John Crist and get you ready for more key matchup this weekend. Number five North Carolina and top ranked Kentucky John Kentucky has incredible scoring balance so far what's been the most impressive aspect about this team from your perspective well. I think you Marty answered my question and it's the scoring balance and and I don't think you look at the players for this I think first you look at the coach. It's astonishing that he gets this much talent to come play for him. And beyond that it's amazing that he gets them not only to buy into his system. And by and his style of play but to bite into each other that they do a great job of utilizing each other and really. That's why you see these guys shine it's why you've seen the John walls do all that he can do. And move on to DeMarcus Cousins move on to the NBA these guys trust each other they trust that if they played his way they're gonna win. And they're gonna have a great NBA career and that's what John L power is one of the best does North Carolina loss to UNLV in Vegas. What areas of improvement will -- willingness to look for this ball. Well I would say that they're gonna try not to lose good insights yeah well thank you but note in all seriousness you've got to look at the defensive side of the ball. It gave up 39 points from the three point line and what that tells me is their length. Is really starting to hurt them teams are spacing the floor teams are gonna force Tyler Zeller and John Henson did to come out thirty feet from the basket. And this is something that can really hurt North Carolina moving forward -- good teams shoot the ball well. They're gonna struggle to win it and it sounds very basic and very simple but we've got to find a way to utilize their size and forced them to play inside basketball. Because you look at -- you know -- did -- -- 39 points from the three point line it's gonna be hard to beat any team in the top 25 plane that would give us a final overview how do you think this game's gonna play out what I hate predictions but if I have to make a prediction I'm gonna look at how these teams match up. And the one. Area where I see a mismatch is from point guard play. Mark he's tee is not matching up well. With Kendall Marshall can march comes in ten point eight assists a game. And that's is a lot to me he only scores about five or six points a game. But ten assists a game means he's getting his guys easy looks he doesn't turn the ball over maybe twice per game. When you look at ten assists to two turnovers this guy controls the tempo in every aspect of the way. And I think it's gonna come down to him on the offensive side of the ball controlling the tempo getting easy looks -- and I think you're gonna see Kendall Marshall. Take -- to Ron lamp and really shut him down from the three point line and really I think that'll take Kentucky out of the game. So Johnny thanks for breaking down don't forget foxsports.com magic coverage for all your college basketball needs. For John Crist and I'm Bryan Webber enjoyed a game everybody.