Film Session: Sunday’s mixed bag

  • 01/16/2012 4:14 pm in

In their win over the Hoosiers on Sunday, the Buckeyes scored nearly half their points (39 of 80) off of Indiana’s turnovers and some strong offensive rebounding. The Buckeyes scored 20 points off Indiana’s 17 turnovers, while also pouring in 19 second-chance points off an OR% of 37.9.

A look at a play from each of these four factors, as well as an Indiana score tossed in for good measure in the latest edition of Film Session.

1) A SECOND CHANCE

Aaron Craft shoots a three from the corner:

It misses. Christian Watford has inside position on DeShaun Thomas, but the ball hits the backboard after it caromed off the rim and then hits the rim again– making Watford mistime his jump. Thomas snags the rebound behind him as all five Hoosier defenders are below the free throw line:

Thomas initially tosses it back out to Craft, who swings it to just-heating-up Lenzelle Smith Jr. at the top of the key:

Verdell Jones had been marking Smith before the shot went up, but he’s over on the wing now. Smith steps in to take a relatively uncontested 15-footer over Jordan Hulls. It goes in for two:

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2) SMITH DUNKING ON THE BREAK

Craft deflects a Hulls pass to Will Sheehey:

Which is nearly stolen by Thomas:

Sheehey gets space because of Thomas going for the ball. He drives into the paint, but loses it to Sullinger:

Who passes it with his back on the hardwood up to William Buford:

Buford has options and passes it off to Smith (who else)?:

Dunk:

Timeout Hoosiers.

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3) A SPLIT SECOND FOR ZELLER

Tom Pritchard hands it off to Hulls on the right wing and gets a body into Shannon Scott:

Hulls is able to get a step on Scott due to Pritchard’s action. Evan Ravenel, who was marking Pritchard, comes over to stop Hulls’ penetration:

Hulls dishes to the open Pritchard:

Sullinger slides over to disallow an easy hoop from Pritchard. Ravenel recovers back to him as well.

Ohio State’s big men are now both focused on Pritchard. This allows Zeller a sliver of space in a split second to receive a pass from Pritchard and score in the act of getting fouled:

He made the free throw. Nice work all around by Pritchard here.

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  • Tolly1

    This is one game and type of effort I hope we put behind us. And another note Derek Willis is set to make his announcement on FRI 20th at 4pm according to ESPN. Personally dont think he will choose IU but what do I know.

  • FanaticHoosier

    I wish Crean would play Zeller and Pritchard together more often.  I feel like they compliment each other very well and Pritchard is used to playing in the post with another talented big man (played high school ball with Green from MSU I believe).  If Tom would get some confidence and assert himself on offense a little more this combo could be deadly inside.

  • Anonymous

    IU had real poor ball movement (mostly in the first half), but I’m not sure how much of it was OSU’s defense.  In my opinion the ball moved best when we had, Hulls, Roth, Sheehey, Pritchard, and Zeller in the game!  Not sure why, but Jones, CWat, and VO, all seemed missing from Offense and Defense.  In order for IU to win…we need ALL of those men to play at a high level!

    I’m still proud of the way IU has played thus far this year (minus the Minnesota game-that one hurt).  I love watching this team and I hope that they are able to put these 2 losses behind them and focus on the future!  Go IU

  • Anonymous

    Green’s a Michigan guy. Think it was Delvon Roe (?). Roe was big time in HS before injuries.

  • Anonymous

    Green’s a Michigan guy. Think it was Delvon Roe (?). Roe was big time in HS before injuries.

  • Anonymous

    MSU and MN figured it out..so you had to think Matta would…on offense and defense spread the floor against IU. Makes it easy to attack their defensive weaknesses (the guards) on O..and when Hoosiers are on D..they can’t play help defense as well with the floor spread. Crean better figure it out cause that’s what they are going to see the rest of the year..except maybe NW which does its own thing well. Fact is u give up 16 TO’s and 16 offensive rebounds..the other team doesn’t have to do much of anything.,,except shoot decently.

  • Southport65

    Most of you act like Yogi will be our next Freshman savior at the PG position. You need to remember that very few freshman play like Zeller does. It takes time to adjust to the speed and physical improvement in the teams you face in college. While Yogi is a quick PG who can score and pass he will need time. Don’t think he is just going to step in and instantly fix all our PG problems. There will be a learning curve. Teams will post him up because he is only 5’11” on offense and he could be guarding big guards as tall as 6’6′. I have watched him play and he is very good and his ability to penetrate will be a big help and he is a great passer but he also leads his team in turnovers because he tries to do to much among bigger players. Don’t get me wrong I love the kid and all the recruits but don’t think they will all have the same impact as Zeller. It will take time. I am tried of hearing how wait till next year and we can just throw Hulls to the bench- that won’t happen. Jones will be gone but this is this year and I think no one thought we would be 15-3 with wins over #1,#2 and #13 so lets get behind these kids and hope for the best. We can talk about guard defense but our over all team and weak side defense it not good. If Jones or Hull’s man gets around them, as we know they will if they are quicker, then Cody or Watford have to slide over and help pick them up and that is not happening right now so I am sure Tom is working with them about it.
    We still have a lot of basketball for this year and we all need to show this team and it’s players some love. Go Hoosiers! Beat some cornhusker’s butt!!!

  • Anonymous

    Good post SP65..agree Yogi will have growing pains like every other rookie..but he WILL be able tp penetrate and get the ball to Zeller or kick it out. His quickness will be put to good use. Yogi’s size is a concern cause as you point out..he’ll be posted..I’d love to see Will spend his off season developing as a 2 guard. Having him, Hulls and Yogi avaoiable to rotate would give us some good combinations. Yogi and Hulls would have some defensive liabilities.

  • Anonymous

    Good post SP65..agree Yogi will have growing pains like every other rookie..but he WILL be able tp penetrate and get the ball to Zeller or kick it out. His quickness will be put to good use. Yogi’s size is a concern cause as you point out..he’ll be posted..I’d love to see Will spend his off season developing as a 2 guard. Having him, Hulls and Yogi avaoiable to rotate would give us some good combinations. Yogi and Hulls would have some defensive liabilities.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry but every time we have TP (no threat to score) on the floor..we get doubled elsewhere and the ball movement slows dowen. Need his D sometimes..but man he kills the offense.