Film Session: Wisconsin

  • 01/28/2016 9:06 am in

In Indiana’s overtime loss to Wisconsin on Tuesday night, there was no shortage of storylines.

Indiana turned it over too much. Yogi Ferrell shined. Nigel Hayes got to the line over and over again. Thomas Bryant and Ethan Happ battled.

We’ll take a look at all this in the second half in the latest edition of Film Session:

After turning it over on their first three possession of the half, Indiana’s up to no good again. Robert Johnson gets a ball screen from Thomas Bryant on the right wing and heads to the lane:


Happ denies him a clear path. So Johnson stops on the left block and Troy Williams comes to the ball. Hayes sees it coming:


While Hayes gets a hand in, what appears to happen is the ball bounces off Williams’ leg. It’s a weird angle and a short pass that just doesn’t work out. The ball caroms up to the top of the key:


Zak Showalter and Ferrell battle for the ball:


It ends up making its way to the other side of the key and Happ dives on it. Ferrell gets called for the over the back foul. Wisconsin ball:


Just a little too much sloppiness like this from the Hoosiers on Tuesday night. Clean up one or two of these possessions, score a bucket instead, and maybe the result is different.


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  • BL

    Page 1 – RJ has to be more aggressive. Look all the space in the lane. Quick spin dribble back to the right against a slower big man and he has a layup.

    Page 3 – TW has to do better with help side support. Just can’t allow a big to dribble to the rack from the perimeter uncontested.

    As others have commented, a little film work and focus and the boys can get better.

  • inLinE6

    We made 2 costly mistakes late in the game. I wouldn’t say those costed us the game, but we could’ve seen a different outcome. The first one was Hartman’s foul on Hayes as seen in the videos here. Hartman played with heavy legs the whole night (under the weather?) and can barely guard Hayes, so I liked Johnson’s help and the double-team should have been the best defensive action in that play. But Hartman made a freshman mistake to let Hayes pass by the weak side. Can’t blame Crean on that one.

    The second mistake was when game clock winding down, OG was guarding Hayes for a inbound play. I’m sure Crean wanted OG to play tight on Hayes but OG was probably just out of his mind. Hayes broke loose easily and OG didn’t even realize. Hayes got the inbound comfortably and it took 3 seconds for someone else (TB) to foul, and TB foulded out on that play. We may not have lost 2 free-throws there if it were by another Wisconsin player. And the wasted 3 seconds was crucial. With 3.7 seconds left on the clock and TB no longer on the court, it was hard to set any meaningful play. If I remember correctly from last year’s Maryland game, it takes at least 5 seconds for Ferrell to sprint across the court to jack up a quick 3.

    As I said earlier, I don’t really mind a loss here, but guys have to learn from it. If our season ends like this in the tourney, I’m sure fans will be hurt.

  • inLinE6

    And Williams showed again that he can be drafted, but he’d probably be playing in the D-league.

  • marcusgresham

    The missed wide open dunk made a bit of a difference, didn’t it? Kind of ironic for a kid who rarely misses.

  • Trevor Howenstine

    not a very fun film session this week

  • PDXHoosier

    Regarding #3 I actually think Bryant’s mobility has improved significantly over the season. The first few games I watched he looked like he had concrete shoes on. He’s still not light on his feet but I wondered if he had a lingering injury or the off season work outs had worn him down some. hopefully his mobility will continue to improve