Film Session: Savannah State

  • 12/08/2014 8:33 am in

As noted in Saturday night’s The Minute After, Stanford Robinson stopped trying to do too much against the Tigers and ended the contest with five assists in 13 minutes of action.

We’ll take a look at him forcing things early followed by three assists in the latest edition of Film Session:

I. Turnover 

Shortly after checking into the game, Robinson is being tightly guarded at the beginning of an Indiana possession:


He’s able to work his way past the defender and has daylight ahead of him:


When Emmitt Holt’s man comes over to ward off Robinson’s drive to the bucket, Holt is open and moving toward the basket into the paint:


But instead of making the pass, Robinson barrels into the defender, drawing a charge call. Turnover:



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  • Hoosier Hall

    Last season, we had so much trouble just getting people in the right spots and then getting the ball to them. Even if we accomplished those 2 things, the guy either couldn’t, wouldn’t or shouldn’t shoot it. It’s so nice to not have to worry about those problems. I love knowing that on almost any possession we are a legitimate threat to bust a trey.

  • Jimmy Johnson

    In the first video on the drive Hartman should have pushed to the corner and Zeisloft should have filled in behind Robinson. If Robinson would have used the jump stop both Hartman and Z would have had wide open threes and Holt might have had a lay up.
    I would love for you to look at some of Yogi’s use of the ball screen. There was a possession at about the 10 minute mark of the second half where he totally misreads the situation and makes a decision that leads to turnover. He received a ball screen on the wing near the Indiana bench and had Max in the near corner. Max’s defender is in good help position. The screener’s defender is sagging back in the gap not in a position to hedge at all. His defender is in a position that is allowing him to use the ball screen. Instead Yogi drives toward the baseline which puts Max in a bad position where he turns it over. To me that turnover is on Yogi. If he had made the right read there were two shooters on the opposite wing and corner so if he uses the screen he puts those defenders in a position to either help on drive or leave the shooters, either way it is a great shot for IU. This is not a one time thing, it happens multiple times a game.

  • Hoosier Hall

    What is it you’re after here? Guys don’t play flawless basketball, even the studs.

  • Lance76

    Ball handlers and shooters go a long way. I am encouraged to see players adjust to what is given. High IQ goes along way. On to the “Ville” and pressing defense. Our ball handlers will do well against them. Cover the three and the ball will get driven to the basket, resulting in a bucket and a foul on there bigs.

  • SilentBob

    The advantages of being ambidextrous…. nice to see Stan make the smart play. If he starts to come on we could have a really nice team on our hands

  • Aiken_Hoosier

    Excellent work, as always…

    And I think this breakdown drives home the immediate impact Emmit is making for Indiana. Love his game already.

  • Arch Puddington

    Let me begin by saying that a) I understand that the sample size I am using here is too small to be taken as definitive, and b) I am not – NOT – saying that Emmit Holt is as good as Cody Zeller. He isn’t. But his early production is comparable to Cody’s on a per-forty-minute basis, and much better than Perea’s. Here is a comparison of Holt’s first four games to Cody’s, with Perea’s YTD totals included:


    Even allowing for the small sample size, I still just can’t get my head around Holt’s minutes. He is outperforming Perea in almost every way that can be measured, and looks better – not only more poised, but more athletic — while doing it. I’ve heard all the arguments about why he isn’t playing more — the game is “too fast” for him, his conditioning isn’t ready, he’s a freshman, Perea might not respond well to coming off the bench, etc. — but none have made any sense to me. What I am sure of is this: we need him to play extensively and well tomorrow if we are to have any chance.

  • IUHoosier1976

    While I agree with your overall argument that Holt deserves more minutes then Perea I’m not sure I agree with your assessment. Basically you are assuming their production would remain constant given 40 minutes. With that logic Ryan Burton is a better rebounder then Perea. Small sample sizes have a way of throwing the numbers way off. For example take Holts 15 point game out of the equation now you are talking about 13ppg, which is much closer to Hanner. I think taking out the outliers in each statistic is the better way to gauge it given the small sample size.

  • Arch Puddington

    My opening words were “this sample size is too small to be definitive.” Maybe you missed that.

    And besides, just because something isn’t “definitive” doesn’t mean it isn’t “instructive.” I mean, you say you agree with me about Holt, but if you don’t believe these numbers tell a story, what exactly do you base your conclusion on?

    And as for the “per 40 minutes” statistics, that just a way of expressing output in a standardized way. It is often used by basketball types to make better comparisons than raw totals allow for. Obviously it doesn’t say much to say that one player scores more than another if he plays more minutes as well. No one says that these would be the actual productivity if a player played 40 consecutive minutes, it just gives a better basis for comparisons.

  • IUHoosier1976

    First off, I have been on this site for quite some time but never really jumped into discussions. One reason I have enjoyed reading articles on here compared espn or other mainstream sites is knowledge of IU fans seems to be unmatched on top of people having civil discussions. Having said that I know commenting means as times I may “eat my words”. Having said that, I agree with it giving us a good gauge on how someone with less minutes may compare to someone with more minutes.
    Some of the reasons I have liked Holt up to this point are more non statistical measures (boxing out, positioning, length and ability to alter shots). I believe these type of things translate game in and game out sort of like the old baseball saying the speed never slumps. I have frustrations with Hanner leaving his feet far too often which causes him to be out of position. In a nutshell that’s where my conclusion comes from that he deserves more minutes.

  • Brian Goodman

    Agree 100%. If you haven’t noticed @Jimmy Johnson, Yogi is the best point guard in the Big Ten. Maybe the country (Marcus Paige has been off up to this point although he’s likely better, and Fred Van Vleet might be the most overrated player in the nation). I would like to see 10 or 15 comments praising him before 1 criticizing him, because that’s how good he is. It’s incomprehensible to me that after a hugely efficient night of 18 points and 7 assists in 28 minutes, you’re sitting here on a film session going out of your way to rip Yogi.

  • Jimmy Johnson

    How many turnovers? Many of those points came after the game was well decided. He may statistically be the best in the B10, but that is not saying much as the league is very weak at that position. He appears on no national draft boards. Let us have this conversation after tonite. If I am wrong I will eat crow.