Film Session: A look at The Win

  • 01/28/2011 5:55 pm in

A look at three plays from Indiana’s big win over Illinois — a Jeremiah Rivers defensive stand; a Jordan Hulls three; a Will Sheehey dunk —  in the latest edition of Film Session:

NO. 1: RIVERS HOUNDS MCCAMEY

After Christian Watford swatted a Jereme Richmond attempt out of bounds, Illinois inbounds the ball to D.J. Richardson out on the wing with 31 seconds remaining on the shot clock:

The ball eventually finds its way to McCamey near half court:

McCamey hands the ball off to Richardson and begins to cut through to the weak side:

McCamey sets a pick for Mike Davis, and Rivers quickly gets a hand in to deny an entry pass:

Rivers then quickly switches and puts a hand up to deny anything to McCamey:

Rivers fights through a Bill Cole pick:

And ends up right in McCamey’s grill:

Richmond gives the ball back to McCamey:

With the shot clock winding down, McCamey makes a move to the cup:

Rivers stays right with McCamey as he goes up for a shot:

McCamey shot fakes, Rivers doesn’t bite and then he strips the ball from McCamey:

Nice bit of defense from Rivers, as he was all over McCamey every step of the way here, and for most of the evening.

RIVERS’ WORK IN FULL:

NO. 2: HULLS’ TRANSITION THREE

Hulls’ shooting was a catalyst in the win. He went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. Here’s a peek at how he got open for one of his makes.

After a Richardson shot off the side of the backboard, Hulls looks to push the ball up the court:

Hulls crosses half court with only Mike Tisdale and McCamey to pick him up:

Hulls has some separation, but opts to dribble back left, perhaps to set up the offense:

But a trailing Bobby Capobianco sets a pick:

Which frees Hulls for his three:

Money:

Nice recognition for Bobby C. during his limited playing time last evening.

POSSESSION IN FULL:

NO. 3: SHEEHEY GETS IN ON THE ACTION

This one’s from the first half.

Rivers instructs Sheehey to clear out to the weak side:

Watford sets a screen for Rivers:

Rivers gets around Davis:

Tisdale and McCamey both collapse in:

Rivers drops a pretty no-look dime to Sheehey:

Who dunks it home:

While Sheehey gets the two points, this play was set up by Rivers, who was seemingly everyone on both sides of the ball last evening.

POSSESSION IN FULL (WITH RIVERS TO WATFORD IN TRANSITION BONUS):

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  • GFDave

    I think this feature is one of the real value-adds of this site, along with the recruit scoring updates, recruit vids, recruit scouting reports, click to pick, the minute after, discussion, commentary, live game chat and just about everything else. So thanks for that.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. This has been a great addition to the site. Thanks ITH.

    I thought Bobby did a great job last night coming 30 min into the game ice cold when it looked as if IU was in trouble losing Pritch for most of the 2nd half. No big mistakes, which allowed CTC to keep TP out of the game and give him the opportunity to make the huge tip in at the end of the game. IF he can play like that all of the time he could see more of the floor, which I will not have a problem with.

    Losing VJ3 hurts, but if Rivers and Hulls can continue to pick up the slack, then I won’t be too concerned.

    I am a little disappointed in Roth’s shooting, however. I know the kid can drain it….so show us, Matt!!

    Once again, Thanks, ITH, we couldn’t ask for better, more reliable coverage. I love how pretty much every time I log on I can read some new, insightful coverage on my favorite team. Keep it up guys!!

  • rhit87

    Love that Sheehy recognized that his him man had turned his back and cut to the lane to get that pass from Rivers.

  • 13th&Woodlawn

    The best part of clip 1 may be when Rivers denies the entry pass to Davis as he is chasing McCamey on the baseline. Outstanding effort!

  • Anonymous

    I know that Jeremiah Rivers doesn’t get a lot of Love, but I think he has finally found his role on the team, and the role that he needed to be in for a while. He is a great defender and is great at getting other people looks. While it would be nice for him to put up some more points, I’ll happily take this kind of performance from him any night.,

  • MillaNun

    The most impressive thing I saw looking at this film was the Rivers D vid. Check him out at the 22 second mark helping Watford on the baseline by briefly denying the entry pass to the post.

    Now that folks……is team defense. The little things you hardly ever notice.

  • Anonymous

    Look how far IU’s defense pushes Illinois out on clip 1, that’s tremendous. Sadly, that’s where our offense had been starting in the past. The further away from the basket you can get the other team to start their offense the better your defense is. Very nice team defense on that clip.

    On clip 2 I like how everyone is trying to fill their lane. I wish Roth would be trying to crash the boards since Rivers is already back but I guess he’s not out there for his rebounding to begin with.

    To me, clip 3 shows the maturation of a young player in Sheehey. There were times in this game where Elston could have dived to the basket for a quick score and didn’t so it’s nice to see a freshman like Sheehey getting it done.

    This is, by far, my favorite feature on ITH. Quite enjoyable and thanks for getting the screen shots in there again.

  • JerryCT

    Took the words right off my fingertips

  • I absolutely love the Film Session feature now. Great addition to site and it really makes ITH unique now. This is now where else. Great job guys!

  • Anonymous

    Great selections that really highlighted the reasons we won the game. I especially liked the defensive breakdown which really showed Rivers’s excellent defensive court vision to be able to disrupt their offensive possession so many times. He is having a GREAT senior year and was a huge part of the win on Thursday.

    I just got done re-watching the game and it was clear how much the team wanted this victory and on various plays, just willed things to go their way. Hope we can channel that passion and focus the rest of the season!

  • Anonymous

    Great selections that really highlighted the reasons we won the game. I especially liked the defensive breakdown which really showed Rivers’s excellent defensive court vision to be able to disrupt their offensive possession so many times. He is having a GREAT senior year and was a huge part of the win on Thursday.

    I just got done re-watching the game and it was clear how much the team wanted this victory and on various plays, just willed things to go their way. Hope we can channel that passion and focus the rest of the season!