Film Session: Four key plays

Will Sheehey’s jumper at the 10:04 mark in the second half put the Hoosiers up eight (56-48) in their New Year’s Eve win against the Hawkeyes. It was the largest lead they’d see the rest of the game, as Iowa cut the lead all the way down to one before the Hoosiers eventually escaped with a four-point win (69-65).

A look at two plays that helped Iowa evaporate Indiana’s lead and two that helped Indiana seal a victory in the latest edition of Film Session.

I. While the ref hands the ball off on an inbounds play, Jordan Hulls is already finding himself out of position, as Josh Oglesby is up at the top of the key and Zach McCabe and Eric May have bodies in front of IU’s senior:

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From there, all it takes is them both giving him a brush screen to make sure Oglesby has enough time to catch … :

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… And shoot. Hulls eventually spins his way out of the bodies. But by then, it’s too late:

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This made 3-pointer cut Indiana’s lead to three. It’s also not the first time this season Hulls has had trouble tracking a 3-point shooter on an inbounds play.

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II. Iowa’s score to cut it to a one-point deficit starts with an IU turnover. An entry pass by Yogi Ferrell to Cody Zeller gets snatched up by the Hawkeyes:

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Iowa finds themselves with four players in a box down near the basket:

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Both May and Oglesby curl up and around from the right and left block …. :

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… and end up on opposite wings. Watford chooses not to follow May to the right wing, so Oladipo floats out on him a bit. This leaves his man, McCabe, open in the middle. And for whatever reason, Indiana’s positioning here also looks like they have floated into a zone later in the possession, which would explain why the middle has been left open. (On the call, Dan Dakich says: “Again, they switch to zone and half the team didn’t know it.”)

So from there, McCabe gets the pass:

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He shoots and scores:

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III. With 21 seconds gone on the shot clock, Sheehey sets a pick for Hulls:

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Zeller has good positioning on McCabe, so Hulls throws an entry pass:

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From there, Zeller makes a move off his right shoulder:

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Scoops and scores:

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This put Indiana back up seven, and gave the Hoosiers a little breathing room heading into the final three minutes. It would be Zeller’s last score of the game.

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IV. Oladipo’s biggest score of the game starts with him batting a rebound of a Christian Watford missed 3-pointer out of Roy Devyn Marble’s hands:

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It eventually ends as a jump ball — with the possession remaining with Indiana:

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Indiana isn’t able to get much going early, and with 10 seconds left on the shot clock, Zeller sets a ball screen for Hulls:

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Hulls comes left, then comes back right and feeds a nifty little pass around and in to Zeller:

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With Zeller’s shot — an eventual airball — on the way, Oladipo lurks on the baseline with Aaron White and Watford battling for position:

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He’s able to snatch the rebound away from White:

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Oladipo puts it back in to put Indiana up five and just about seal the victory:

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  • SCHoosier

    OMG you mean coaches actually have designed plays to get an open three for their shooters..and from an out of bounds play at that. Wow..now there’s something IU fans don’t get to see often.): I hope that sarcasim has made its point.

  • Benhyoung14

    These breakdowns are great. It looks like the best ways to combat the problem defending the three point line is for IU to get back on D and communicate on D. Switching might be a good way to defend, but it falls short if everybody isn’t on the same page.

  • Benhyoung14

    These breakdowns are great. It looks like the best ways to combat the problem defending the three point line is for IU to get back on D and communicate on D. Switching might be a good way to defend, but it falls short if everybody isn’t on the same page.

  • http://twitter.com/BlairDMckee Blair D. Mckee

    Love this feature. Excellent work!

  • yimyames

    that play happened more because of lack of defense or a bad defensive set all together. And where do you get the idea that every in bounds play should result in an open look at the basket.
    It’s kind of like poker you remember the bad beats you take but not the hands you win with aces or kings.

    I feel like you harp on all the bad in bounds plays, but don’t really register the successful ones.

  • yimyames

    that play happened more because of lack of defense or a bad defensive set all together. And where do you get the idea that every in bounds play should result in an open look at the basket.
    It’s kind of like poker you remember the bad beats you take but not the hands you win with aces or kings.

    I feel like you harp on all the bad in bounds plays, but don’t really register the successful ones.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Best IU defense is to have Hulls on the bench

  • PDXHoosier

    VO is that guy that seems to make a big play when we need it. So important to have someone like that if you are going to win close B1G games

  • MillaRed

    Now that I’ve had a few days to think about it, this really was a huge game for our Hoosiers. So much expected to go in and win yet if they lose it’s the same ole road woes conversation across the country.

    As far as the film session, Jordy, you are already vertically challenged, what the H were you thinking getting squeezed like that? It’s simply inexcusable.

    Equally bad was Watford losing someone underneath in the zone for a layup.

    BTW, am I the only one that’s going to bring up the bear hug White put on VO after Cody’s air ball? I mean, what is that ref doing? It’s an and one 5 feet in front of his face. He literally had his entire right arm wrapped around Vic. Terrible.

  • moanders

    YES! I think my neighbors knew that fact, due to my screaming…curious how the B1G refs can swallow the whistle in some cases, and fundamentally change the game in others.

  • SCHoosier

    That’s because the only “successful one” ..which scored..I think was the one at Iowa from VO to Cody. How many times during the cupcake season did we fail to get the ball in (TO) or struggle too under our own bucket. Of course not every play can resort in a shot attempt..but maybe once in a while? Hey..I bleed C&C..but I’m not a “blind homer”. I think these forums are to exchange ideas that have the Hoosiers best interests at heart. You are a little more in touch with your sensitive side than I am I guess..that’s probably a good thing in most cases. I always gave my own executives tough performance appraisals..but began and ended the conversation with positives. Not always the time to do that here.:)

  • WatchingYogi_atYogis

    Video II is kind of confounding. We were in man and then switched mid-possession to a 2-3 zone (sort of). You wouldn’t think that came from Crean, considering we were on the opposite end from the IU bench. Seems like Watford just took it on himself to start playing zone and the rest of the team just went with it. Such a weird play, I really don’t have anything to say about it.

  • SCHoosier

    The “hugs” happened more than once and weren’t called. Guess it is snowy, cold and lonely winter out there for those huggers..err I mean Hawkers. IU..especially Cody have been subjected to the “hack attack defense” since the Butler game.

  • WatchingYogi_atYogis

    Yeah we get it. The number two team in the nation in scoring efficiency suffers from a clear lack of offense. If only we ran some set plays we might score more. We might even be the number one team in the nation in scoring efficiency. You should draw some plays up and send them to Crean. Getting my sarcasm?

  • SCHoosier

    i can’t draw or coach but I can take criticism..and diffeerent views.love my Hoosiers unconditionally but doesn’t mean I forfeit my right to an opinion even if it seems critical. I didn’t say we lacked offense..I implied (and its true) that the system doesn’t help get many open looks for Jordy..and we do struggle to make our OOB efforts more than just “getting it in play.” End of story..no offense meant

  • Geoff_85

    It’s going to be even more huge when michigan gets beat at Northwestern tonight.

  • Geoff_85

    It’s going to be even more huge when michigan gets beat at Northwestern tonight.

  • yimyames

    An in bounds play, imo, is successful as long as it doesn’t result in a TO. That’s how they should be judged, just because you don’t get an easy dunk or a wide open 3 doesn’t mean it was a failure. And in bounding under a basket is probably the most difficult play in basketball as the time, spacing, and passing angles are very limited. I’d say the majority of all teams struggle with this more times than not.

  • yimyames

    Well Jordy avg. 4.05 3 point attempts per game last year
    this year he is currently at 5 per game. And he only takes good looks. So you could say this years system is getting him more looks than last year.

  • yimyames

    Well Jordy avg. 4.05 3 point attempts per game last year
    this year he is currently at 5 per game. And he only takes good looks. So you could say this years system is getting him more looks than last year.

  • Kevin Tolliver

    Would be nice but if IU just wins games they are suppose to and play their game we can win Big Ten on our own.

  • Kevin Tolliver

    Worst comment I’ve ever read. You must be a troll.

  • HoosierKen73

    Gosh, wouldn’t ya love that? I have to be up at 4 AM tomorrow morning, but still thinking about staying up to see if M Go Screw (oops meant M Go blew), get’s their butt handed to them. Not sure NW has the horses to do it…but would LOVE it.

  • HoosierKen73

    Good example of that was the PUke win last night. Wouldn’t that, couldn’t that, shouldn’t that, have been a ‘traveling’ call on Byrd? Oh well, I might dislike Illy even worse than PUke

  • SCHoosier

    I agree with that..I think Butler scored twice against us with such a play..my point is it does not seem like a priority to TC at this juncture….and I think it could give us another weapon..that’s all I’m saying. the way things have been going under out bucket..believe me I’m satisfied if we just get it in. Other than that..I surrender.

  • SCHoosier

    I agree with that..I think Butler scored twice against us with such a play..my point is it does not seem like a priority to TC at this juncture….and I think it could give us another weapon..that’s all I’m saying. the way things have been going under out bucket..believe me I’m satisfied if we just get it in. Other than that..I surrender.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Class off ’92 Hoosier born and raised not an out of state “I went to IU goof” …Jordy is the worst defending 2 guard in B1G ..truth hurts

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Class off ’92 Hoosier born and raised not an out of state “I went to IU goof” …Jordy is the worst defending 2 guard in B1G ..truth hurts

  • HoosierPat

    I know some people don’t want to believe it because Jordy is the ideal image of an Indiana basketball player, but he can be a liability on defense. I am by no means a Jordy hater, even though some of you will probably think I am. I highly doubt Stevens looked around the huddle and said “I want Barlow to take the last shot.” He wanted to isolate and attack IU’s weakest defender and they scored the winning basket. It seems as if CTC has realized Jordy’s weak defensive play because he was not in the game on defense with the game on the line @Iowa. Also, on the post game radio show with Fischer, CTC said they were hiding him on defense in the zone in the second half. Jordy is a hard worker, a great shooter, and a good leader, but he is not a good defender.

  • HoosierPat

    Calling someone a “troll” is really immature. The point of commenting is to share your opinion, and if that is his opinion then so be it. You don’t need to call him a name to show that you disagree.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Uncalled for.

  • Beard

    Jordy may not have the quickest feet and sometimes he can be deficient on defense, but isn’t that what help side defense is for? Is there a better shooter in all of college basketball? Certain matchups I would arduously sit Jordy for intervals, but the kid is a senior leader on this team and I don’t see how taking him out helps our team overall. Obviously for short intervals to get rest and when he is not hitting like the Iowa game, but that was an anomaly. I just think his offensive advantage far outweighs the defensive side. IMO.

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