FW: Man on!

Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu May 31 15:16:29 UTC 2001

RE what Larry H says below:

I think that the Temple defense is a "match-up zone", which is a zone
defense at the perimeter that incorporates man-to-man assignments when
someone gets inside.  But please check me on this.  I may have slipped in my
March Madness.

Frank Abate

-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Laurence Horn
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: Man on!

At 10:02 PM -0400 5/30/01, Frank R Abate wrote:
>In women's basketball, there is some use of "match-up defense" as a
>gender-neutral synonym for "man-to-man defense".
Might lead to some confusion.  "Match-up" is used widely for a type
of zone defense (the antithesis of man-on-man or man defense) used
e.g. by John Chaney at Temple.


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