Posted On: 02/26/20 8:35 AM

It was a tale of two halves as R6 #1 LaFayette (25-3) built a 31-16 lead at the half against R3 #1 No. 6 Cross Creek (24-6). The bigger, longer and more athletic Razorbacks struggled with LaFayette’s fundamental and unselfish play. In the second half, Cross Creek came out with a disciplined approach and punched the ball inside and kept LaFayette out of the lane to get back into the game and eventually make history by earning a trip to the Class 4A Final Four with a 58-55 win in a hostile environment.

Which Cross Creek will show up in the Final 4?

Cross Creek has survived and advanced. They beat defending state champion Carver-Columbus in Round 1 58-51 before rallying late to outlast Marist 34-32 before Tuesday’s most recent white-knuckle ride. The Razorbacks can’t continue to fall behind early and play catch up anymore. In the first half Cross Creek was undisciplined and lazy on defense. Their length was rendered useless as there were massive holes in the defense while close outs and rotations were way too slow. The Razorbacks, who deploy a handful of 6-foot-6 forwards and have good size across the board, fell in love with the

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