Over the past month or so it seems like everyone has been championing excellent guard play and pointing out that it seems like teams that go far in the NCAA tourney have great guard play. That may be true to an extent but I think it'll be proven tonight that a dominant big man makes more difference than good guards. Against Duke, UConn looked lost in the first half when Okafor was on the bench with foul trouble. Everything changed in the second half when he came back with a vengence. His 18 points in the second half and defensive presence is what won the game for UConn. The reason that the NCAA tourney has become guard oriented in the past few years is that most big man with any semblance of a game jumps to the NBA. For example, Tech lost Chris Bosh to the draft last year after only 1 year in college. If he was still in school Tech would definitely have it's offense geared on getting him the ball 1st. Now I'm not saying that UConn has below average guards, it's just that all the talk about having to have excellent guard play to win the NCAA tourney is not true.