I've talk about it many many times. Point guard play, and how it's so "critical" and "valuable" especially during tournament play. Without having a true point guard is like having spaghetti without the meatballs and the sauce. A point guard is what makes the team go. The meatballs and sauce is what makes the spaghetti taste good (make's it go lol). I guess I can put it in those terms where everyone understands what I'm talking about how "critical" point guard play is.
As we can see this year's March Madness tourney is no different from any other year as far as point guard play, and how it dictates how far your team will survive and advance. The leadership, being an extension of the coach on the court, getting teammates the ball (unselfish), good decision making, controlling the tempo of a game, clock management (always aware), communication/point communication.
The point guard should also know who's in foul trouble for their opponents, and when to go at them to get them in severe foul trouble. The point guard duties are tremendous and comes with a big responsibility. Another words the point guard should be well rounded on all these things and being able to handle pressure by welcoming it and taking it as a challenge. I do find "natural" point guards have these traits, and this makes their job a lot easier.
As we can see we're here in Final Four land, and we can see what got these four teams here. Steady point guard play. Here are some links I have on point guard play and even a couple of my own links as well please click below:
Point guard play critical to surviving and advancing
Burke, MCW create rare elite point guard matchup
Here are some other articles I've read during March Madness, I love the stories:
Trey Burke is the most important player in the Final Four
Michigan's Trey Burke to battle fellow potential lottery pick Michael Carter-Williams
NCAA Tournament Talk: Final Four
3 keys for Michigan to crack Syracuse's nasty 2-3 zone
We break down the Syracuse 2-3 zone
Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse), Trey Burke (Michigan), Peyton Siva (Louisville) and Malcolm Armstead (Wichita) are the leaders of their respective team's here in the Final Four.
I guess you could say I'll be cheering for the Wolverines to beat Syracuse! haha Go Blue!