Film Session: Three keys plays

  • 03/01/2012 3:09 pm in

Indiana beat Michigan State on Tuesday night by matching the Spartans’ physicality and registering several strong performances — Victor Oladipo’s penetration, offensive rebounding, free throw rate and defense.

A look at an Oladipo score, a strong defensive stand against Draymond Green and two key offensive rebounds from the second half in the latest edition of Film Session.

1)

Here, Oladipo gets the ball up top from Christian Watford:

Tom Pritchard sets a great pick for him:

Oladipo cruises by Adreian Payne like he’s standing still, and Draymond Green isn’t able to shift over and get a body in front of Oladipo with Matt Roth in the corner:

 Which allows Oladipo to toss down an emphatic dunk with ease:

As noted on the broadcast, after Oladipo got to the rim at will in the first half, Michigan State tried to force him to use his left hand on penetration to slow him down a bit. He went left here. And still converted.

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2)

Draymond Green gets an entry pass on the left block:

Watford gets a body into Green. He makes a move toward the basket. Watford is able to rise up and get a clean block on Green:

The ball makes its way out to Brandan Kearney, who quickly shoots:

It’s an air ball. But Michigan State recovers the ball again, and Green has it out on the right wing:

With the shot clock ticking towards single digits, Green decides to drive toward the hoop. Oladipo gets a hand in to disrupt:

With Zeller meeting Green on the right block and him loosing control of the ball from the Oladipo swipe, he fumbles it out of bounds. Turnover. IU ball:

From this point out, Green only had one more field goal the rest of the contest. After shouldering much of the offensive load, this play points to the fact that he was wearing down a bit late in the second half. It probably would have been the smarter play for him to swing the ball or fire a skip pass to Austin Thornton, who you can see calling for the ball beyond the 3-point line.

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3)

Watford is able to out-jump both Green and Derrick Nix for an offensive rebound off a Zeller missed free throw:

After burning up much of the shot clock, Will Sheehey gets a nice look near the free throw line with three seconds left to shoot:

He misses. But Oladipo gets a hand on the rebound:

And it eventually finds its way to Zeller:

Who gives it up to Jordan Hulls:

Hulls passes to Watford on the left wing — the “Wat Spot” — and he banks home a three:

This pretty much broke Michigan State’s back, and the win was secure from this point out.

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  • And_One

    The “Wat Spot.” I love it.

  • And_One

    The “Wat Spot.” I love it.

  • Joe B

    Sounds dirty; dirty good.

  • So much win in this post: Vic beating his chest, the block, the “Wat Spot”… Win overload.

  • b_side

    Better trademark that, Ryan.  Every time Wat shoots the 3 ball from the left wing, I think its going in.

  • WiscHoosier

    IU was able to do what it pretty much wanted to do on the offensive side and deny much what MSU wanted to do. Haven’t seen this kind of team will power since the early ’90’s.

    If sustained against PU, this team could have an interesting run in March. 

  • Hoosieraccipiter

    That possesion in the last example also took over a minute off the clock if you count the possesion where Zeller was fouled.  End of the game nearing, over a minute comes off the clock, and 4 points are put up on the board (he did make the first one, right?).  Yea, that hurt MSU pretty bad.

  • Will The Thrill

    Hey and guess what – since Feb. our D has held all but one opponent to under 70 pts (Illinois got 71).  With this squad, if they do that they are virtually assured a win.  Keep it up boys – defense will take you far!

  • Will The Thrill

    Hey and guess what – since Feb. our D has held all but one opponent to under 70 pts (Illinois got 71).  With this squad, if they do that they are virtually assured a win.  Keep it up boys – defense will take you far!

  • JerryCT

    Do we have any video of TP nearly killing Kramer with a screen a few years ago ???

    It would be a nice redo on ITH for senior night against PU

  • Motivatortom

    Very nice breakdown.  Thanks for the review.

  • Hairy Ball Screen

    After the screen, Vic was so fast they didn’t have time to stop him. I love his speed on these plays – there’s not much time for the defensive to recognize and react to him.

  • Hairy Ball Screen

    After the screen, Vic was so fast they didn’t have time to stop him. I love his speed on these plays – there’s not much time for the defensive to recognize and react to him.

  • Derbus

    I am posting this on 2 ITH areas as a challenge:
    http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-baskbl/stats/2011-2012/teamcume.html
    I predict that if VJ and CW hit 50% of their shots or better for all of their B10 tourney games and all of their NCAA games, IU will make it to the Final 4!  That is the impact of their game I see.  That is what IU fans have been complaining about.  CW is hitting .403% for the season and .386 for B10!  R U kidding me?!!!  VJ .413 is hitting for the season and .440 for the B10.  Not exactly EPIC.
     
    Forget the deflections, free-throws,, substitions, or any other metric, take it to the CORE of shooting in Hoops games in College, deliver or be defeated and STOP drinking the Kool-Aid!  imho
     
    ps if a moderator sidelines this post, then I guess the truth will not prevail . . .

  • grllin

    I love that on the Wat 3, he’s crashing towards the offensive boards after the ball leaves his hands.

  • InTheMtns

    That would be great to see – hope someone can find video. That screen sent Kramer reeling to the floor. Pritch was on fire that night. Pretty much played JaJuan Johnson to a draw.  Pritch’s grandmother had died the day before and he played with an edge, that’s for sure. Purdue came in ranked #8 and it looked like IU was going to win. Sadly PU won by 3. That was the same game as the now famous Kelsey Barlow choke gesture. 

  • InTheMtns

    The stat I enjoyed the most on that page was that IU has a perfect record on neutral floors.

  • Aubreyhouse

    The truth is …
    If you pick 2 (good) players from any top 15 team,  give them those “predicted” stats, they too could have the same results.
    I’ll leave the the metrics to the coaches.
    The CORE of shooting is… we have to score more than our opponent, sometimes by using free-throws and substitutions.
    i dont get the kool-aid and ps…? 

  • Derbus

    The competition gets refined as IU plays teams without the energy of Assembly Hall.  IU’s record on the road is less than impressive.  Go Hoosiers!

  • WatchingYogi_atYogis

    Your post is utterly insane.  A consistent 40% in a high volume, also consistent and nation’s best offense, is delivering.  And the same could be said of virtually any two players.  I think we are getting a lot out of C Wat and Dipo (note* I’ve decided to abandon the “Depo” spelling).  We are getting about as much as we should hope for this year anyway. 

  • WatchingYogi_atYogis

    Your post is utterly insane.  A consistent 40% in a high volume, also consistent and nation’s best offense, is delivering.  And the same could be said of virtually any two players.  I think we are getting a lot out of C Wat and Dipo (note* I’ve decided to abandon the “Depo” spelling).  We are getting about as much as we should hope for this year anyway. 

  • I really enjoy these posts…I say on every one, thank you and please continue.

    Also, I dig the term the Wat Spot as well!!  Don’t get me wrong though…almost every time I see Watford take a 3 I scream at him via my tv.  Most of them are completely unnecessary. It’s a part of his, once I get the ball, I’m definitely going to shoot it game that is completely off.  He’s much better when he actually chooses the correct shot and time to take action.  There could have been another good chunk of time come off that clock instead of a 3 that we didn’t need, particularly not from him, I don’t care what the name of that spot on the floor is!!  In either case, he’s got a guy charging him, with no one else between him and the basket.  You’re a big man CWat, take it inside!!

    Anyway, it went in, off a bank no less.  Still, not a smart play.