Film Session: Northwestern

  • 01/25/2016 11:35 am in

In its blowout 89-57 win against Northwestern on Saturday, Indiana continued its hot hand from distance by making 46.4 percent (13-of-28) of its looks.

While Indiana got a couple to go down in transition, the Hoosiers got the majority of their triples — including some seriously wide open looks — inside their halfcourt offense by exploiting a Northwestern defense which appeared to be playing more of a matchup zone.

We’ll take a look at one 3-pointer in transition and four in the halfcourt in the latest edition of Film Session:

Robert Johnson inbounds to Troy Williams and he passes to Yogi Ferrell on the left wing:


Thomas Bryant comes up to set a ball screen for Ferrell as Williams and Hartman switch corners:


Here’s where things start to break down for Northwestern. Because the Wildcats are guarding space, Bryant McIntosh stays out on the right side as Hartman moved to the left corner. Aaron Falzon has followed Johnson as he came inbounds to the left wing. But this is where Tre Demps had been guarding Ferrell and they’re both now caught on Johnson, leaving Hartman wide open:


He gets the pass:


And knocks down the 3-pointer to put the Hoosiers up 8-0:


You can’t get much more of a wide open look than this.


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  • inLinE6

    Their defense… seemed to confuse themselves a little bit, from time to time. Just like us last year and early in the season. I’m not sure how effective a matchup zone can be when it plays to its perfection, but it looked porous against us. I hope they can quickly fix those and beat Michigan State soon.

  • N71

    The Taylor Rooks interview of Tom Crean afterwards was also some film worth reviewing, over and over.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Yep, and it would have been just as good if CTC did it via phone call so we could have just been able to look at her. My gosh she is so attractive! She shouldn’t aloud to do post game interviews. Lol

    Sorry.. ITH’ers that is not IUBB related.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    I would love Northwestern and Illinois to put the beat down on Michigan State Michigan and Iowa

  • inLinE6

    Basically, we want all teams that lost to us, to beat all that we haven’t played…

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Probably better said then how I said it.

  • Trevor Howenstine

    the 4th video, i like how max made sure nick stays open

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    I can remember when the first video actually happened and thought, “Did they just switch defenses like we used to do?!?!” 🙂 All of these videos demonstrate just how important it is for the offense to be able to move without the basketball.