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Bennett out to debunk stereotypes

Virginia will play defense, but new coach insists system isn't a one-trick pony

Originally Published: May 4, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Tony Bennett wants quality shots, whether they come early in the shot clock or late.

He doesn't want to slow the game down, play at a boring pace and completely lull the crowd at Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena to sleep.

Got that?

The misconception about Bennett is that he wants to bore you to death with basketball. Yes, sometimes it can occur if the defenses are locked in and both teams make the basket look sealed. And then, on other occasions, a Bennett-coached team ...

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