Film Session: Wisconsin

  • 02/05/2015 9:29 am in

Wisconsin, the nation’s most efficient offense, torched Indiana’s defense for 1.52 points per possession and a 76 eFG% on Tuesday evening. After the loss, Indiana’s defense now stands a woeful 248th in the nation, per KenPom.

We’ll take a look at what the Badgers did to the Hoosiers in the latest edition of Film Session:

After winning the tip, the Badgers go right to work to exploit their height advantage. Frank Kaminsky sets a pick for Nigel Hayes under the basket:


As Hayes looks to establish position on the right block, Nick Zeisloft fronts him. Kaminsky heads to the top of the key:


Kaminsky receives the ball. There’s now a different angle to try and dump the pass into Hayes:


So Kaminsky leads him away from Zeisloft on the entry pass:


From there it’s just a turn over the shoulder and shot over Zeisloft for the score. Simple stuff:



While Zeisloft has provided great 3-point shooting and leadership to this Indiana squad, he’s simply no match for the bigger Hayes in the paint. This isn’t the first time Zeisloft has had to deal with superior size and strength in the paint on the road, as Jae’Sean Tate had his way with him in the second half of Indiana’s loss to Ohio State in Columbus.

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  • Lance76

    I do not claim to be an expert in basketball, but it seems that many times our defensive players are flat footed and more upright in posture. The “blow buys” happening on defense need to addressed. Wisconsin is fundamentally sound, unselfish players that stay in the program.

  • KmanCRK

    2 things have stuck out to me all year. There are two fundamentals that are severely lacking.

    See-Ball-See Man. We all too often take our eyes off of the ball or our man. Yogi is great and might be being asked to do too much in terms of directing the defense, but he always takes his eyes off either the ball or his man.

    Defensive posture. Too often we are standing almost straight up and down.

    These are the basics my friends. Should be easy to fix right?

  • fourputtsforsnowman

    An alternative view of video #4:
    Ferrell has no idea where the ball is; anyone trying to follow ferrell’s fingerpointing should be confused (he points aimlessly all the time); ferrell is completely unaware of the passing lane behind his back, completely unaware that Wisc is attacking, and completely unaware that the pass was being made (right behind him), leaving his teammate on an island to look bad against a better player. In other words any guard playing team defense would have prevented or slowed down that pass through the interior of the defense to help his teammate.