Film Session: Defending the three

  • 12/28/2010 4:05 pm in

As I noted in TMA last night, the Hoosiers gave up several wide-open 3-point attempts in the first half against Penn State, ones that allowed the Nittany Lions to shoot 50 percent (5-of-10) in the first 20 minutes of the contest.

Here’s a detailed look at three straight Penn State possessions which resulted in nine quick points. What was once an 8-7 lead for the Hoosiers quickly turned into a 16-8 deficit and Tom Crean called a timeout to try and pick up the pieces.

No. 1:

Tim Frazier brings the ball up for Penn State as David Jackson calls for a pick:

Jackson sets the pick for Frazier:

Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls both pursue Frazier:

Frazier kicks to a wide-open Jackson, as Watford decides to fade back into the paint:

Nothing but the bottom of the net for Jackson:

No. 2:

Off a missed Victor Oladipo three, Talor Battle pushes the ball up the floor:

Jeff Brooks — who grabbed the rebound — is Battle’s trailer on the left wing. Elston appears to passively motion to Oladipo to pick up Brooks:

With neither picking up Brooks and both down on the block defending Andrew Jones, he’s left wide open beyond the arc:

Elston does try to run out and get a hand in his face, but the gap is too wide:

And it’s nothing but the bottom of the net for Brooks:

No. 3:

Battle drives into the defense, and rises in the air to hoist a shot:

But surprise! With Watford looking to pursue a rebound and his man, Jackson, wide open beyond the arc, Battle kicks it back to him mid-air:

Watford runs out to pursue, but again, the gap is too wide to get a hand in Jackson’s face:

Buckets for Jackson:

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