Film Session: Bellarmine

  • 11/12/2015 9:07 am in

In its 73-62 win over Bellarmine on Monday night, Indiana went on an 18-0 run in the first half. This stretch was highlighted by strong effort and energy on defense — a welcomed change from a season ago.

We’ll take a look at Indiana’s defense during this stretch — as well as a Thomas Bryant score — in the latest edition of Film Session.

Not content to let Nick Fredrick receive a pass on the perimeter, Robert Johnson plays him tight and gets a hand in the passing lane:


The ball is poked out and Fredrick is able to recover. But Johnson continues to give him little breathing room out near half court:


Johnson continues to stick with him and fights over the top of a ball screen:


All that work by Johnson has left Bellarmine with only three seconds left on the shot clock. With Collin Hartman ball watching, Tyler Landry makes a cut behind him to the hoop. Yogi Ferrell has stopped Al Davis’s penetration, but he makes the pass to Landry:


Landry has to quickly flip the ball up to beat the shot clock, and it ends up not falling. IU grabs the rebound:


While the Knights did get somewhat of a quality look here, it came rushed the end of the shot clock thanks to Johnson’s commitment on the perimeter.


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  • BillD

    Page 2 has bell1 video at the bottom. I’m guessing it should be bell2.

  • Fixed.

  • Bellermine put on a clinic on how to move the ball with the pass not the dribble. They clasped IU’s “key” defense by quick ball movement, then drive and kick. If IU used an offense like Bellermine with IU’s talent, they would be tought to beat. The dribble weave 25′ out just doesn’t work, period.

  • PBzeer

    I remember thinking last year following the Butler game, that IU finally understood the value of defense. Hopefully this season the lesson sticks a bit better and longer.

  • TomJameson

    “just doesn’t work, period” … That is how you describe the #9 offense in the NCAA last year?

  • Did they win the Big Ten? Did they advance to the sweet 16? How many of their games did they win during the months of January and February? I said they have all kinds of talent, I know they need to improve their defense, I’m just suggesting that in IMHO CTC could improve his offensive scheme with passing. OK, forget the word “period”. I will limit my concern to only the dribble weave, would that make you happy?

  • TomJameson

    Hahahaha … you edited what you initially said to “mellow” it out a tad, but still, I think it’s a little critical of an offense that was #9 in the country last year. But yes, I agree that any offense can get better.