Film Session: Good offense, bad defense

  • 03/07/2014 9:15 am in

With Indiana still trailing by 10 but starting to mount a comeback in the second half, Smith, despite Devin Davis not even setting a ball screen, has decided to toss a double-team on Yogi Ferrell up top:


He sticks with Ferrell as he drives left. The entire Nebraska defense is focused on Ferrell and that leaves Gordon and Sheehey with space on the weak side:


Ferrell turns back:


And the ball reversal is on:


Sheehey catches in rhythm and goes up for the shot:


Petteway is able to recover out and get a hand up pretty well, but Sheehey’s trey drops to cut the lead to seven:


Ferrell has commanded a lot of attention from the opposing defense as the Big Ten season has wore on as IU’s best — and sometimes only — offensive weapon on the court. It’s plays like these that show when the defense converges on him, the Hoosiers can make the opposition pay. But that’s provided the shooter actually drops the shot in the bucket — something that just isn’t a strength of this team.


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