Originally Posted by KC_Connection
KU's been the best by far at 2PT defense over the last five years. Pomeroy also shows that they've been 7th best at 3PT defense over that time as well (although that's mostly a product of their 2 PT defense). His old conclusion about defenses having much more impact on 2PT% than 3PT% doesn't change in this analysis, though.
Basically, if you're a team that wants to upset KU, you'd be best served to just about a bunch of threes and hope for the best (or just hope they're sleepwalking like at TCU). But that shouldn't be much of a surprise to anybody here.
I would shoot threes and try to get Withey out of the lane. Even when he doesn't block the shots, he makes the shooters look stupid by throwing up ridiculous trash hoping to avoid the block.
It really is weird watching teams attack him. Maybe he just doesn't look that imposing on the court. Maybe it's because he's white. Whatever it is, guards continue to attack him, and they lose that battle almost every time. When they do actually score over/around him, it generally looks like a lucky shot just happened to fall. It's never something that you watch and think, "they should keep attacking because that shot is there". It's more like, "he got away with one there".