Film Session: Denying Stauskas, Ferrell’s 3s

Here’s a play where Stauskas was able to get the ball and do something with it. With Ferrell continuing to fight through the screens on the left wing for the first chunk of the second half, Stauskas fakes like he’s about to take one from Morgan and instead cuts towards the hoop:

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Sheehey helps cover and it leaves Morgan open:

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Morgan is able to hand him off the ball:

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Ferrell fights under Morgan’s screen on the hand off and cuts off Stauskas:

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It’s now Glenn Robinson III setting the screen for Stauskas and Vonleh switches onto Stauskas:

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Robinson puts Ferrell on his hip and calls for the ball:

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Stauskas makes the pass:

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And the backline D isn’t able to get there fast enough. Robinson scores:

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Stauskas is also a good distributor, so keeping the ball out of his hands was for more reasons than just his scoring ability — as shown here.

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  • BeatWisconsin

    So, Crean’s coaching won this game for us – nice (and something to remember).

  • Rie

    No, the team won this game. The player’s execution of Crean’s game plan allows for plenty of commendation to go around. What should be remembered is potential this team has when both our coach and players do their jobs at the highest level.

  • BeatWisconsin

    Good point. Suppose the point I was making is that, even if the players played well, without Crean’s creative game plan, we would still have very likely lost. Perhaps we should come to expect Crean to operate on a high level like this.

  • HooHooHoo31

    I had an argument with a Michigan fan in Ann Arbor that Yogi was better at defending Stauskas and that’s why we won, not because Stauskas was “under the weather” as he claimed. He said that Gary Harris face guarded Stauskas just as well as Yogi in their game against MSU. Can anyone confirm if Harris even face guarded Stauskas? I didn’t think Stauskas saw defense like Yogi’s yet this year…

  • Indiana_Banners

    Excellent work once again. For some of the Minute After commenters, look at the defenses Michigan tries out in that video. There’s man and a few types of zone.

  • Rie

    I am with you there. Our game plans do seem to be heavily reliant on play calling and coaching, so when game plan and rotation patterns appear to be failing, our expectations go directly to Crean. May not always be fair, but receiving the credit for a win and the blame for a loss is just the nature of coaching; especially for IU, since Crean appears to micromanaging the whole game.

  • MillaRed

    There were times when I was asked to defend a good guard and it took every ounce of my energy the entire game. When we asked someone to do that scoring was the last thing on our minds. The fact Yogi pulled that off and dropped 27 points is amazing. One of the best individual performances I have seen at IU. Tribute to his competitiveness, his endurance and maturity.

    Coach gets credit for recruiting Yogi, and putting Yogi on the early B1G POY. Yogi gets all of the credit for execution. So it’s a wash there. Was this not a team effort? I saw really good things from everyone. Without a complete team effort this squad will not get a signature win.

    It’s a fun team to watch when we play well. A perfect storm ha!

  • IUJeff

    You’re not gonna out-muscle Yogi. He is a tank.
    Cudos to CTC and staff for the defensive game plan and for all the hard work in teaching this young team how to play O.
    Still a ways to go but these wins over undefeated B1G teams are very impressive.

  • IUJeff

    Crean still gets an A- on this one IMO. He is still growing as a coach as well IMO.

  • Indiana_Banners

    Gary Harris did faceguard Stauskas at MSU but Harris isn’t quite as quick as Yogi and wasn’t able to work through the screens as well, probably because he is physically larger than Ferrell. MSU also switched more on screens so Harris wasn’t on Stauskas 100% of the time. He was more like the primary defender taking him on, so it wasn’t quite the same thing.

  • MillaRed

    Didn’t Stauskas go for like 19 and 4 vs MSU?

  • Hoosier Hall

    One of the finest shooting displays I’ve seen in a while. The great thing about Yogi is he can pop them pretty quick (off the dribble, on the run, etc.) and is still deadly accurate.

  • HooHooHoo31

    Yes….which is why my friend was arguing that Stauskas was sick. I’m thinking he got sick bc he didn’t know what a true face guard was until Yogi played him.

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