Film Session: Purdue

  • 03/02/2017 9:23 am in

During Indiana’s loss to Purdue on Tuesday night, the Hoosiers let Dakota Mathias go off in the first half. He scored 17 points over the first 20 minutes of the contest on 7-of-9 shooting.

We’ll take a look at a few scores that really got him going — as well as two Tim Priller buckets — in the latest edition of Film Session:

With the Hoosiers up midway through the first half, Mathias enters the ball to Caleb Swanigan on the left side of the court:

Swanigan turns and squares up De’Ron Davis. Mathias fakes a baseline cut to the basket and heads back into the left corner:

Josh Newkirk gets caught in no man’s land. He moves hard to the left block without keeping track of Mathias, who’s out in the left corner. So Swanigan makes the pass:

On the catch, Newkirk is scrambling out to recover:

Mathias drops it in for three points:

Complete lack of awareness from Newkirk on this one.

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  • Sandra Wilson

    In #1, if you’ve watched JN play defense away from the ball for any length of time, this is typical….He generally has his head turned and either can’t see the ball or his man…..What ever happened to “On the line and up the line”, or “butt to the baseline”, or “jumping to the ball”, and on and on (depending on your philosophy)….You would think that this would be drilled every day in practice….Hard to understand at this point in the season….In #2, if JBJ is “on the line and up the line”, he can go over the screen….If Mathias fakes and goes to the right corner, CJ is there to help….If he goes back, Swanigan would need to set a moving screen to pick off JBJ….Who plays defense on a man nearly out of bounds on the baseline?

  • Jeremy Jackson

    I was a the game and sat in the Purdue student section. First time at a game in Mackey and it was very loud. My observations:.

    Offense
    Unless we don’t perform a fast break and get a bucket, our half court offense seems to boil down to the “weave of death” until shot clock reaches 10 seconds and then look to heave up a three pointer. This limits opportunity to get fouled

    Defense
    What Sandra said…

  • TomJameson

    Offense isn’t, and really never has been, the problem. The adjusted offensive efficiency (adj for competition and turnovers) has almost always been in the top 30. The team can really score.

    Defense, on the other hand, has almost never been very good. Have had a decent year a couple of times, but that’s about it.

  • Jeremy Jackson

    I agree our offense is OK but they type of offense and how it is being ran contributes to the FT disadvantage. I don’t remember the exact stat but when I saw it, it was a pretty glaring issue with our offense.

  • TomJameson

    I respect your opinion, but I just don’t agree, and that’s okay. At this point it’s only a matter of opinions anyway.

    This type of offense should be generating a lot of free throws, guards should be getting more on their drives, and TB certainly should be getting more as well. This whole idea of dribbling out the possession and getting a lost minute shot up, well, it’s grossly exaggerated.

    Also, not sure if NOT getting to the FT line is a sign of a bad offense. Could be officiating, good defenses we’re playing against, and any number of causes or combination of causes.

  • Jeremy Jackson

    All good Tom. At this point, what difference does any of this make? The season was over when BIG play started

  • TomJameson

    For sure it’s nearly over now. One more regular season game, one in the B1G tourney, and that’s probably it. Don’t expect even an NIT bid this year.

  • kennygeorge

    I don’t know Tom, it seems like it happened a lot against purdue, but maybe it was just lil ol frustrated me.

  • TomJameson

    I personally think that more of the IU drives should be creating a foul on the other team, but they just don’t seem to be getting called. This year is probably the worse foul discrepancy IU has ever had. I’m not blaming only the officiating, but I also claim that officiating does have some to do with it. Also coaching and players have to take their share also.

    As far as the officiating goes, I’ve been saying for years that it’s not the calls that get made (although some are horrible), it’s the ones they don’t call. Yogi used to get mugged on his drives, and didn’t get the calls he should have. Yet there are those “protected” players that draw fouls almost every time. I saw a foul called once where there was absolutely no contact whatsoever. And it wasn’t even close.

    Officiating sucks, but I’m not blaming everything on that. Just a general statement. 🙂