Film Session: UNC Greensboro

  • 12/01/2014 8:59 am in

The Hoosiers emerged victorious against UNC Greensboro, but the defensive issues remained.

We’ll take a look at two Hanner Mosquera-Perea scores — where he did a Troy Williams impersonation — and some defensive lapses against the 3-ball in the latest edition of Film Session:

Williams passes to Yogi Ferrell with Ferrell’s man cheating to his right:


This allows Ferrell some space left and he takes it. Mosquera-Perea is lingering on the left baseline:


Ferrell barrels through two defenders:


Ferrell threads the pass around as he attracts Mosquera-Perea’s man:


The junior takes it around and in front of the basket. He’s fouled and hits two free throws:



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  • ForeverIU

    Count me in as a voice for Hanner. We need him despite his imperfections. We also need Emmitt. We also need Jeremiah. Not many on here are critiquing our offense right now, mainly because the teams we’ve played have not given us much of a run for our money on their half of the court. But our “attack the center and then kick out if you need to” will not work as well as it has, especially if it is our plan of choice possession after grueling possession. We will see more interceptions of those kickouts, and more hands in our shooters’ faces. We are a good 3-pt shooting team, but we are not alone in the B1G. I’m seeing some horrendous passing (the kind under pressure), and stronger opponents are going to make us pay dearly. Conclusion: we need the inside game as an essential weapon, and we need to be able to alternate between the heavy-guard lineups and the heavier-inside-lineups, if nothing but to keep our opponents from settling into a fixed plan against us. If it means losing some more games, so be it. I want to have a good system in place for next year. We haven’t even signed an elite B1G for next year, and Hanner in his senior year will be better than any “diamond” that we will find the “rough”. Let’s stand behind Hanner, or else he might be our first “defection” this year.

  • HoosierPat

    The thing that really pisses me off on offense is when guys leave their feet before they know where they are going with the ball. Based on their continual use of jump passes, I think they are being taught to do so. This will turn into turnovers once we play teams with solid defense. It just isn’t smart basketball.

  • ForeverIU

    I have no doubt they are being empowered in making these passes. It’s idiosyncratic desperation basketball, and it seems only Yogi can pull it off on a consistent basis. Even if Yogi makes these passes work, the problem is that every time we make a pass like this, we basically have four other players with no other motivation than simply getting themselves “open” for the pass. All eyes on Yogi. Yogi Yogi Yogi. It seems to me like lazy basketball, except for poor Yogi, lol.

  • SCHoosier

    IU had 3 TO’s last game when Rob and James tried to “barrel thru” two defenders. Yogi might have the quickness..not a good tactic for anybody else.

  • HoosierHuckleberry

    It’s really not a good tactic for Yogi either.

  • HoosierHuckleberry

    On the day I see 2 bigs on the floor wearing an Indiana uniform for more than 5 minutes, I will begin thinking that TC is finally starting to “get it”. I don’t think it’s in his DNA to play bigs together–although his Marquette crew featured 3 big men & Wade…

  • Blair McKee

    Butler’s deep ball threat with Kellen and Kelan and tenacious defense are going to be a problem. IU would normally be a size problem for the Bulldogs, but not this year. They are also far more experienced. I fear for the Crossroads Classic and having to listen to my wife gloat.
    Pitt won’t be a problem (I say with crossed fingers).