The second half of Indiana’s 76-73 win over Penn State featured the Hoosiers shutting down D.J. Newbill, some key Ryan Burton offensive rebounds and a return to form beyond the arc.
A look at it all in the latest edition of Film Session:
With 10:27 to go, Newbill has a double ball screen set up to his right. Yogi Ferrell motions to Troy Williams to watch a drive left, where Newbill has space:
Newbill takes the first screen:
And the second. He starts heading downhill and it looks like Burton will have to deal with him:
But Stanford Robinson is able to get through the screen, catch up and block Newbill’s shot from the right elbow:
He grabs the block and it’s IU’s ball:
“We gave up some other things, but we didn’t get beat by D.J., and that’s crucial,” Crean said after the game. Newbill was just 1-for-6 in the second half and this strong secondary effort from Robinson was one of the reasons why.