Film Session: Penn State

  • 01/15/2015 7:53 am in

The second half of Indiana’s 76-73 win over Penn State featured the Hoosiers shutting down D.J. Newbill, some key Ryan Burton offensive rebounds and a return to form beyond the arc.

A look at it all in the latest edition of Film Session:

With 10:27 to go, Newbill has a double ball screen set up to his right. Yogi Ferrell motions to Troy Williams to watch a drive left, where Newbill has space:


Newbill takes the first screen:


And the second. He starts heading downhill and it looks like Burton will have to deal with him:


But Stanford Robinson is able to get through the screen, catch up and block Newbill’s shot from the right elbow:


He grabs the block and it’s IU’s ball:



“We gave up some other things, but we didn’t get beat by D.J., and that’s crucial,” Crean said after the game. Newbill was just 1-for-6 in the second half and this strong secondary effort from Robinson was one of the reasons why.

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  • And One

    Great film session, highlighting one of the most valuable bench contributions in recent memory. “The readiness is all.” Shakespeare said that, or maybe it was Groucho Marx. One of the two. In any case, when Burton’s number was called, he responded in a big way. Gonna need his hustle to be contagious the next few weeks. It is time to win one of those games-they-shouldn’t-win we all like to talk about.

  • N71

    Burton was great not only for his play but it meant others didn’t have to play out of position. If we can just get some basic work (defend & rebound) out of the post/Burton it keeps Collin and Troy from spending time in the spot which isn’t the best thing for the team, they’re needed elsewhere. Burton is metaphorically diving on the hand-grenade.

  • PDXHoosier

    I still can’t believe Hartman is our center

  • BeatWisconsin

    I recall that, besides Burton’s rebounds, he also hustled and tipped one ball back out, and IU got the loose ball. Hope he plays a bunch at Illinois. Really liked when Burton, Troy, and Hartman were all in together on defense (2-3 zone). I kinda felt like we had a decent shot at some defensive rebounds with 3 sorta tall guys all in at the same time.

  • marcusgresham

    I see there it says in the latest “bracketology” IU is a #9 seed.

    You heard it here first. IU will be in the 8-9 game with the winner to play Kentucky. I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now.

  • And One

    I’m feelin’ it. “Blackmon for the win…!”

  • Kyl470

    We all know the committee loves to match teams up like that. I could easily see IU being paired with UK in a bracket to play.

  • mdtreat

    Plus I think theres some first round games in either Louisville or Lexington so it will be there too if Kentucky is #1 overall. just too much of a story for the comittee to pass up on

  • INUnivHoosier

    That would be lovely, but that is an extreme nightmare matchup for us.

  • SCHoosier

    Lot of work today before anybody should worry about seeds…but i know its become a cottage industry.

  • SCHoosier

    Nightmare doesn’t begin to describe what that game would be like.

  • Lance76

    You are correct, but would like to see a close up on Trey Lyles if we would win at the buzzer.

  • inLinE6

    Too small to play center at Cathedral HS, and he’s now our starting 5. Even harder to believe he just came back from torn ACL. I’m just anxious to see what happens in the next a few games.

  • inLinE6

    Not the best year to play them but I never give up an opportunity to beat the crap out of them. In an offensive play, Burton tips out a loose ball from Lyles hand, and JBJ hits a 3. Mark this.

  • ForeverIU

    I was fantasizing about giving Kentucky their first loss this season. My next best fantasy is for Arkansas to beat them in Lexington, like they did last year.

  • Bill

    Both our signees on McDonald all american nominee list. Is that a big deal, or does everyone get nominated?

  • Guyton25

    I love these film sessions, I look forward to them after every game (well.. every win). It’s a very well-organized article that never loses your attention.

  • InTheMtns

    A lot of players get nominated, but not everyone. It’s an accomplishment to be nominated. 823 girls and boys (high school seniors) from 47 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games.

    Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Eventually, the 823 will result in a final roster of 24 girls and 24 boys.

  • Bill