Film Session: Going back to the well

  • 01/28/2012 2:16 pm in

After Indiana’s win against Penn State, I highlighted both a double screen and cross screen set in Film Session.

The Hoosiers used both again in its loss to the Badgers — this time with different results.

A look at these two, as well as an inbounds play, in the latest edition of Film Session.

1) DOUBLE SCREEN

Indiana goes right to this its first possession of the game, similar to how the Hoosiers went to it to start the second half against Penn State. But this time it comes after some earlier action the shot clock, and we have Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford in the high post instead of Watford and Cody Zeller, who’s down on the opposite block:

Watford becomes the roll man with Oladipo flashing out past the 3-point line. Jones, after he comes right off the screen, looks to get it inside to Zeller:

But the angle doesn’t quite match, and it ends up being a turnover for the Hoosiers:

A common theme from the spectator end of Indiana’s offense is “Get The Ball Into Cody!” Perhaps that was the plan to start the game, but it didn’t end up with a touch or bucket in what became a rough night for the big man.

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2) INBOUNDS PLAY

Not sure we’ve highlighted an inbounds play yet this season with Film Session, but here was a successful one. We see the Hoosiers starting in a box. Will Sheehey fakes action towards Zeller and cuts out to the corner. Jordan Hulls starts to curl around Oladipo:

As Hulls makes his way around Oladipo, his man, Mike Bruesewitz, is caught looking at everything going on to his right. Which allows Zeller to sneak in for a pick:

Oladipo flashes to the now unoccupied right block:

Receives the pass from Jones:

And scores the bucket:

It’s been said Tom Crean is good out of timeouts and on inbounds play, and this is an example of that.

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3) CROSS SCREEN

Here, Indiana is set up just as it was against Penn State with four across the wings and free throw line:

This time it’s Watford going across from wing to wing instead of Sheehey:

After Zeller sets a cross screen for Hulls, he again has room to rise and fire just like against the Nittany Lions:

But this time around, Hulls decides to ball fake and go to the hole instead:

He’s able to toss a floater in for two:

Hulls has been deadly behind the arc this season, and the opposing defenses know this. So by getting a defender to bite on a shot, Hulls created an advantage for himself here and went to the rack.

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BONUS VIDEO: ONE OF ZELLER’s “FOULS.” THERE IS NO CONTACT HERE:

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  • BIgRed1

    interesting no contact foul displayed, did everyone notice who made that call? I think college basketball would be better off without him. I feel like he still hates indiana for what happened with him and knight. That official is a disgrace to his profession.

  • BIgRed1

    interesting no contact foul displayed, did everyone notice who made that call? I think college basketball would be better off without him. I feel like he still hates indiana for what happened with him and knight. That official is a disgrace to his profession.

  • HoosierDawg

    I replayed that “foul” a couple of times on the DVR…a truly unbelievable call. Valentine, along with Burr and Hightower, needs to be sent to a retirement home-far, far away from B10 country.

  • ROK Hoosier

    We never hear about any corrective action against bad officiating. Is that because they keep it secret or because it never happens?

  • jayrig5

    He also did the infamous Final Four game against Duke in 1992.  What a fiasco.

  • Tbird086

    Amazing Zeller got a hand touch foul that night. Though getting thrown to the court twice there was no foul and not even a intentional foul when our player got tackled at or about mid court. Maybe he was getting a look for the football Coach that likes to run the score up on anyone he plays…

  • Tbird086

    Amazing Zeller got a hand touch foul that night. Though getting thrown to the court twice there was no foul and not even a intentional foul when our player got tackled at or about mid court. Maybe he was getting a look for the football Coach that likes to run the score up on anyone he plays…

  • 5bannerfan

    look at freeze of screen #2…how can Verdell not make that 8 foot pass in to Zeller?  So frustrating.  I imagine Verdell would never get better at this so thankfully we don’t need to worry about him next year ,but the rest of our team needs to spend a lot of time in the offseason practicing entry passes.  It is very surprising to see so many players from one team be this bad at a simple fundamental of the game.  Watford, Oladipo, and even Hulls lack in this department.

  • jayrig5

    Yeah, he just throws it right out of bounds.  I commented about the lack of skilled passing guards in the preseason.  Hulls is by default the best, but with any sort of size or athleticism on him, it’s tough for him to make plays.  Jones, VO, Will, Elston (who never passes), Watford…none are true facilitators, and really, none are even good fundamental passers of the ball.  Ironically, the best option to  set things up for Cody is, well, Cody.