Film Session: Minnesota

  • 02/17/2015 9:48 am in

The story of Indiana’s win over Minnesota on Sunday evening was its 18 3-pointers, both a school and conference record. But Indiana also crashed the boards well, only allowing the Golden Gophers to rebound 16.7 percent of their misses. It was another key to IU’s victory.

We’ll take a look at some of Indiana’s quickest 3-point scores against Minnesota, often aided by the Hoosiers’ strong rebounding, in the latest edition of Film Session:

Though Elliott Elliason has position on this rebound, Emmitt Holt battles him from behind:


The ball bounces around and Nick Zeisloft gets a hand on it:


It eventually falls to Holt as the Hoosiers win the rebound. Holt passes the ball to Stanford Robinson and the Hoosiers are on the run:


Robinson is quickly across half court and finds Zeisloft on the right wing:


Zeisloft is covered, so he passes to Yogi Ferrell who’s moving to fill space on the right wing. Gaston¬†Diedhiou lingers at the free throw line:


But as Ferrell turns and faces the hoop off the pass, Diedhiou is still hanging back:


This allows Ferrell plenty of space. He rises, fires and hits just six seconds into the shot clock to give Indiana its first lead of the game:



Minnesota did a decent job of recovering back on defense, but give any of Indiana’s perimeter shooters that much space and they’re going to shoot the ball.

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  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Excellent film session today.
    I was hoping you guys would feature the behind the back pass by Yogi to Troy for the open 3 pointer.
    That was excellent.

  • NCHoosier82

    Great film session. Their press was basically a nonfactor. Love the way our shooters took a quick moment to get their feet under them. I believe they are coached that way.

  • inLinE6

    And I liked the fact that our shooters had no hesitation shooting quick 3’s in this game. There must be huge support from coaching staff, as they were just off of a game with poor shooting performance. Some credit has to give to coach.

  • inLinE6

    As long as we crash the board and cut down some turnovers, I like our chance in the tourney. It’s all about timing. Get hot at the right time. You can’t get hot without sharp shooters. I don’t care about our seeding, but no top ranked team want to play us in the second round. And if we can pass the second round, we overtake that path and may end up in Indy.

  • Btown88

    Yogi looks like he could break any press single handed. Add JBJ, TW, RJ, Collin, Nick, Stan- why would anyone bother?

  • PDXHoosier

    Hopefully Troy knocking down some outside shots will force Purdont to guard him on Thursday. They blatantly sagged off him in the 1st game and he wouldn’t take the shot.

  • Lance76

    Several games with rebounding numbers up may be a product of long rebounds from 3’s. There again, if you hit the 3 there is nothing to rebound. Loved the play by HMP to save the offensive possession under the basket.

  • InTheMtns

    That sequence was one of my favorites for the game. EXCELLENT passing and awareness by Troy, Hanner and Yogi. And excellent movement and spacing by everyone, all capped with the picture perfect 3-point shot by RJ.

  • Ms hoosier

    These players bought into CTC system from game one and even though there were games that I could barely stand to watch and at times hated that style of play I think it the best system for this team because this team is so much fun to watch. They really believe in the system and themselves teams like that are hard to beat.LUV THESE HOOSIERS!!

  • InTheMtns

    When they played like they did on Sunday, they are extremely fun to watch. Even when things don’t go as smoothly, they still bring the heart and effort. I think our team is still improving and we’re going to see more “fun to watch basketball.” I love this team, too.

  • Blair McKee

    A sign of the maturity this team has reached that the Minny press was completely ineffective. Earlier in the season it would have caused turnovers and slowed the pace.
    Who DIDN’T have the green light to shoot? This night’s offensive performance was legendary. Can they hide the floorboards from the Hall in the stripey-pants for when they go on the road? Brings Dagwood’s subs on the plane?

  • b_side

    In fairness, Richard’s dad’s press worked wonders (the UL game in December). Granted it was much earlier in the season. I do think we’d handle it better now, but they wreaked a lot of havoc on us.