Gardner-Webb like UMBC last year upset a higher seeded team in the conference tournament to advance to the NCAA Tournament as a 16 seed facing #1 seed UVA. However, Gardner-Webb is not UMBC 2.0. They are a different type of team despite using 4-guards. While UMBC was a 3-point gunning team, Gardner-Webb runs a more balanced offense. They spread the floor with 4-out and 5-out sets and run their offense off driving the ball. Everyone from the point guard to the center can shoot the three or put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. Most of their threes are kickouts from drives, and they get to the line a lot.
Department: The Team