Troy Williams Archive

Film Session: Ohio State

Troy Williams broke out of his slump in a big way during Indiana’s 25-point win over Ohio State on Sunday afternoon.

The junior tied a career high in points with 23, dished out two assists and turned the ball over just once. Often, Williams forced or took advantage of Ohio State’s defensive miscues to find space for his scores.

We’ll take a look at four of his buckets and one of his assists in the latest edition of Film Session:

On Indiana’s first possession of the game, Indiana goes to its bread and butter weave. Yogi Ferrell passes to Robert Johnson on the right wing. Marc Loving (No. 2) looks to recover back to Ferrell after Thomas Bryant set a pick to free him a bit:

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Ohio State

Indiana won its ninth straight game on Sunday afternoon in a complete dismantling of Ohio State at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers dominated the Buckeyes in nearly every facet of the game in the 85-60 rout.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s fourth Big Ten win:

· The Hoosiers played with urgency from the opening tip: There was no hesitation from Indiana at all in the game’s opening minutes. It was clear which team was the aggressor as IU raced to a 10-0 lead and never let up before halftime.

Perimeter shots fell. Plays were finished with ease at the rim. And Ohio State had to work for all 18 points it managed to scrape together over the game’s first 20 minutes. It was a complete effort and a dismantling of a team that came to Bloomington as winners of seven straight and with one of the Big Ten’s best defenses.

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Williams, Bryant power Indiana to blowout win

It was over before the game really got going. After starting the contest off with a 10-0 run, Indiana never trailed in its 85-60 blowout of Ohio State Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall. IU is now 14-3 overall and tied for first place in the Big Ten at 4-0.

Good Troy Williams showed up, leading the Hoosiers in scoring with 23 points. Just as important, he had just one turnover.

“Troy played phenomenal,” Yogi Ferrell said. “I like his decision making. He didn’t over penetrate. I felt like he picked and chose his spots.”

The turnovers were down all around, as IU had 12 total (17 TO%).

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Wisconsin

Indiana won its eighth straight game Tuesday night – a narrow 59-58 victory over Wisconsin at Assembly Hall – with the undefeated 1976 national championship team in attendance.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Badgers:

· Wisconsin set the pace, but Indiana’s defense won out: Wisconsin was successful in its goal to play a halfcourt game with Indiana. Greg Gard knew he didn’t want to get into a track meet, so the Badgers were deliberate and forced Indiana to run offense late into possessions. Turnovers were a regular occurrence. As a result, IU scored just .95 points per possession, their second lowest output of the season (UNLV at .94 is the lowest so far).

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s non-conference season

Indiana completed the non-conference portion of its schedule on Dec. 22 with a 10-3 record. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the first month and a half of the season:

· The offense is still elite: Say what you want about Indiana’s disappointing trip to Maui or the blowout loss at Duke, but the Hoosiers have one of the best offensive units in all of college basketball.

The numbers are impressive nearly across the board: IU ranks fifth in adjusted offensive efficiency, second in effective field goal percentage and seventh in offensive rebounding percentage. The offense alone should win IU its fair share of conference games.

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A non-conference player-by-player breakdown

The non-conference portion of IU’s schedule is complete and the Hoosiers are 10-3 heading into Wednesday’s Big Ten opener in Piscataway.

Here’s a player-by-player look at how each Hoosier performed in the non-conference portion of IU’s schedule:

Yogi Ferrell – 16.1 ppg, 5.9 apg, 4.7 rpg, 55.9 effective field goal percentage in 32.5 minutes per game

Quietly, Ferrell has played very well offensively through IU’s first 13 games. His turnover percentage is up, but his other pertinent numbers are up, including his assist rate and effective field goal percentage. The senior has figured out how to strike a balance between scorer and distributor as he currently ranks ninth among Big Ten players in scoring and fourth in assists.

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Film Session: Kennesaw State

Troy Williams had a career performance in Indiana’s win against Kennesaw State.

The junior wing dished out a career-high six assists and made a career-high three 3-pointers. He also dropped in an efficient 20 points (7-of-8).

We’ll take a look at two assists and two scores form Williams in the latest edition of Film Session:

The Hoosiers pass the ball around the perimeter. James Blackmon Jr. to Yogi Ferrell to Williams. Yonel Brown sprints up from the left block to pick up Williams:

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