Film Session: Transition Defense (or lack thereof)

  • 11/26/2007 11:14 am in

Now that I’ve had 36 hours to regroup from the loss to Xavier on Saturday evening, I found it appropriate this morning to take a look at the film. There were plenty of pivotal moments to choose from, but the fastbreak dunk by Derrick Brown that resulted in a broken net took the cake.

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1. A somewhat wild shot by Armon Bassett is tipped unsuccessfully by D.J. White.

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2. After the tip by White, Derrick Brown tips the ball and then grabs the rebound. Brown immediately looks for Stanley Burrell.

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3. Burrell moves the ball to the center of the court to force Eric Gordon to stop the ball. You will notice four white jerseys and only two red jerseys. Which begs the question: Where’s the help?

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4. Still no sign of help for Gordon or Jamarcus Ellis, but Brown is ready to fill the lane. I can understand Big Dre and D.J. maybe being a little late getting back, but where is Armon?

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5. As Gordon tries to stop the ball, Burrell dishes off to Brown.

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6. Ellis tries to step in to take a charge, but it’s too late. Brown is ready to take off.

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7. Ellis tries (unsuccessfully) to take a charge and Brown gets the dunk plus a free throw. (Fans are also treated to the longest delay in college basketball history for a broken net.)

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  • Ethernetman

    There should be a warning not to read this entry right after eating your lunch! Great Job BigA this really shows how slow some of the guys were playing.
    X had all 5 players on their half of the court just as our 3 and 4 was crossing over the half court line.

    I would like to see a breakdown on the number of seconds it took each player to get back on defense. GRR!

    My only question, where was Gordon at the start of this play? Did he have a jump on everyone getting back on defense. I notice that Ellis might of had an advantage on some of our guys but that doesn’t explain why all of the X players made it back in good time. Grr!!

  • Ethernetman

    There should be a warning not to read this entry right after eating your lunch! Great Job BigA this really shows how slow some of the guys were playing.
    X had all 5 players on their half of the court just as our 3 and 4 was crossing over the half court line.

    I would like to see a breakdown on the number of seconds it took each player to get back on defense. GRR!

    My only question, where was Gordon at the start of this play? Did he have a jump on everyone getting back on defense. I notice that Ellis might of had an advantage on some of our guys but that doesn’t explain why all of the X players made it back in good time. Grr!!

  • Ethernetman

    There should be a warning not to read this entry right after eating your lunch! Great Job BigA this really shows how slow some of the guys were playing.
    X had all 5 players on their half of the court just as our 3 and 4 was crossing over the half court line.

    I would like to see a breakdown on the number of seconds it took each player to get back on defense. GRR!

    My only question, where was Gordon at the start of this play? Did he have a jump on everyone getting back on defense. I notice that Ellis might of had an advantage on some of our guys but that doesn’t explain why all of the X players made it back in good time. Grr!!

  • kelin

    Luckily Big A you didn’t breakdown the pick and roll’s that we got beat on a 100 times…please please GT get here now so I can forget about this game.

  • kelin

    Luckily Big A you didn’t breakdown the pick and roll’s that we got beat on a 100 times…please please GT get here now so I can forget about this game.

  • ronb

    OR……. is Bassett hurt more than IU is telling us????? Guards must get back on defense even if we play man to man!! I wonder but
    you can bet Sampson had them watching tape for a long time on
    this and other teaching items. Its only one game and a lot of new
    players. They will get better probably starting tomorrow night.
    Go Team

  • ronb

    OR……. is Bassett hurt more than IU is telling us????? Guards must get back on defense even if we play man to man!! I wonder but
    you can bet Sampson had them watching tape for a long time on
    this and other teaching items. Its only one game and a lot of new
    players. They will get better probably starting tomorrow night.
    Go Team

  • ronb

    OR……. is Bassett hurt more than IU is telling us????? Guards must get back on defense even if we play man to man!! I wonder but
    you can bet Sampson had them watching tape for a long time on
    this and other teaching items. Its only one game and a lot of new
    players. They will get better probably starting tomorrow night.
    Go Team

  • indianalee

    When is AJ eligible to return? I thought that I recalled some time in December.

  • indianalee

    When is AJ eligible to return? I thought that I recalled some time in December.

  • indianalee

    When is AJ eligible to return? I thought that I recalled some time in December.

  • Nick

    these “film session” post are pretty lame…actually this whole site has gotten pretty lame- the writers clearly are casual fans who dont know very much about the details of basketball…during the offseason this was a good site to see premium stories stolen from peegs or scout without paying money— now it is just silly…

  • Nick

    these “film session” post are pretty lame…actually this whole site has gotten pretty lame- the writers clearly are casual fans who dont know very much about the details of basketball…during the offseason this was a good site to see premium stories stolen from peegs or scout without paying money— now it is just silly…

  • Nick

    these “film session” post are pretty lame…actually this whole site has gotten pretty lame- the writers clearly are casual fans who dont know very much about the details of basketball…during the offseason this was a good site to see premium stories stolen from peegs or scout without paying money— now it is just silly…