Howland on the zone defense

Ben Howland, on what he wants out of a zone defense:
“Zone can be very effective. Jim Boeheim for example, recruits to the zone. They want long, athletic guys. His field goal percentage defense over 30 years is probably 40 or under. They scheme to shooters. I love that zone defense. That’s pressure, creating havoc with length and athletic guys. If I had my druthers, that’s what I’d want to play. We want to keep it compact and bottom line, make you beat us at the perimeter.”