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:

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

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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:

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He gets the pass:

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

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

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