IV. Not much later in the second half, and here it is again on the opposite side of the court: Johnson shading more towards the top of the key with the ballhandler on the left wing:
He also overanticipates on the ball screen and the screener has the opportunity to actually get in front of Johnson’s body north-south instead of from side-to-side on the perimeter. And the ballhandler simply takes the huge amount of space Indiana’s defense gives him:
Zeisloft doesn’t give much resistance and Texas Southern gets to the “G” inside the paint:
And rises, fires and hits with no Hoosier giving any sort of pressure on the shot:
Simply put: Indiana’s decision to give Texas Southern a ton of driving space on the wing resulted in a number of good looks early in the second half.