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No. Jason Spezza Jersey . 7 Virginia and Providence enter Saturday nights championship game of the Emerald Coast Classic having played several of the same opponents so far this season.After the Cavaliers dismantled Iowa 74-41 and Providence took care of Memphis 60-51 in Friday nights semifinal games, the two teams will meet after sharing two common opponents already, and one on the way when Virginia plays Ohio State Wednesday night.Both teams have wins over Grambling State and St. Francis Brooklyn and the Friars only loss this season came at the hands of Ohio State.Virginia has continued its dominance on the defensive end of the court as Iowa became the fourth straight opponent that the Cavaliers held to 41 points of fewer. The Cavaliers only opponent to top 41 was UNC Greensboro (51 points) in the season-opener.Iowa was slated to be Virginias toughest test to date, but the Cavaliers dominated the Hawkeyes in every facet of the game as they dished out 18 assists and never trailed again after Iowa scored the first two points of the game.Providence shot just 40 percent in their win over Memphis but held the Tigers to 34 percent shooting as they will be the toughest defensive opponent the Cavaliers have faced all season. The Friars allow just 58 points per game but have had trouble scoring the basketball so far -- something that wont bode well against the Cavaliers.Forward Rodney Bullock has averaged 21 points per game and continued his strong play with an 18-point performance against Memphis.Virginia is looking for its fourth straight regular-season tournament title after winning the Charleston Classic last year. The Cavaliers win over Iowa marked just their third win in the state of Florida in the past 22 tries. Virginia put three players in double figures against the Hawkeyes and will need to continue to shoot the ball at the 50 percent clip they have been this season to maneuver the Providence defense.The Friars also put three players in double figures scoring in their semifinal win but got just 10 points from their bench, something that will need to improve against Virginias defense. The Cavaliers have used their bench to their advantage all season and that was no different against Iowa. Virginia got 31 points from their bench, including a career-high 14 points from forward Jared Reuter -- a possible defensive matchup for Bullock.Providence will look to be the first team to solve the undefeated Cavaliers this season but it wont be easy. 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The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. SALT LAKE CITY -- The NBA is loaded with top-tier point guards, and talented players at the position will get good looks during Summer League play.Games begin Saturday in Orlando, on Monday in Salt Lake City, and on July 8 in Las Vegas. And though there are about 90 roster spots for point guards in the NBA, a strong pedigree is no longer enough: Players such as Marcus Paige, a McDonalds All-American who led North Carolina to the national championship game, face an uphill climb to make a team.The Utah Jazz havent reached the playoffs since 2012 and Paige still remains a long shot with six other point guards on the team.Its kind of a great era for point guards right now in the NBA, said Paige, the No. 55 overall pick. Theres no nights off. Youve got elite talent almost at every spot, especially in the West.You want to be a competitor. You want to accept that challenge. You know youre not on that level right away, but you can aspire to work every day and work to get to that level. Im just excited for the different challenges. Gone is the physical style in which the ball is mostly dumped into the post for centers to go to work. Now teams must deal with a Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, John Wall, Kyrie Irving and a host of other skilled ballhandlers on a nightly basis.The Minnesota Timerbwolves drafted Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the third overall pick despite Ricky Rubio coming off his best year as a pro. General manager Scott Layden said its difficult finding a good point guard that also holds his own on the defensive end.In the NBA its so hard to find two-way players, Layden said. The other thing is, how hard it is to find a good point guard. ... Kris, when you watched him play, he made others better. When youre leading a team, thats so important. The toughness factor, when you get that from your point guard, it seems to resonate to the rest of the group. And the ability to defend, because often times youre defending the other teams best player.Teams are regularly carrying three point guards on a roster and continue to look for help at the position. Summer Leagues will featuure former college standouts such as Notre Dames Demetrius Jackson, Kentuckys Marquis Teague, Ohio States Aaron Craft, Oregons Joe Young, Louisvilles Terry Rozier and Arizonas T. Antoine Roussel Jersey. J. McConnell -- all facing the same challenge as Paige.Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey acknowledged a dearth of point guards on the roster and hopes to work with Paige and his agent on a way to keep him in the organization regardless of whether he makes the club.Its a very important time for me, Paige said of Summer League. Its a guard heavy roster, but Im trying to make it in the league. So I have to show what Im capable of and build on what I did in the combine and in workouts to show that Im somebody that can make a difference at the next level with my shooting. With my playmaking in the pick and roll. And with my competitiveness and leadership.Rule changes and shifts in playing style have given ball handlers an advantage in todays NBA. The lane has widened from its original 6 feet to the current 16, pushing big men farther from the basket. Hand-checking and arm-bars are now fouls, making it more difficult for defenders to stay in front ball handlers, particularly the likes of James Harden. The strategic emphasis on spacing and the pick-and-roll gives quicker players with handles more room to operate.But teams are specifically thirsty for point guards. The Pacers traded for Jeff Teague in a three-team deal that sent George Hill to the Jazz. The Hawks valued Dennis Schroder over Teague. Mike Conley is in for big pay day in free agency, and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal with free agent Jeremy Lin. The Knicks traded for former MVP Derrick Rose with hopes he can return to a top-tier level of play.Summer League rosters are full of point guards drafted in the second round with no guarantees, and others that signed as undrafted free agents. The odds are long, but the emphasis on the position has organizations searching for diamonds in the rough.It should be an intriguing 17 days of action. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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