Film Session: Wisconsin

  • 01/28/2016 9:06 am in

Collin Hartman inbounds the ball to Johnson:


After some weave action on the perimeter, it’s Hartman to Johnson once more:


Bryant sets a back screen for Hartman and he heads down towards the hoop. Johnson passes to Max Bielfledt on the left wing:


Hartman heads up through the paint and, according to the Dan Dakich on the call, Bryant is looking to set a pin down screen for him:


Bryant doesn’t get a body on Hayes, but with the lane clean, he seals Happ and Bielfeldt enters the pass:


Bryant turns over his left shoulder:


And puts it in for two:


While Happ (25) outscored Bryant (16), IU’s freshman continues to prove if he gets the ball in the paint, he’s a tough cover.

Here’s Dakich on the call about this particular set:

Here comes the pin down. Now watch Thomas Bryant in the middle … yeah, nothing you can do. That’s a good move by Tom Crean. They used it in the first game. They love it late clock. Little weave action, pin down a shooter at the top of the key, Bryant steps over and usually a lay-up. It’s really good stuff. Coaches take that, use that if you have a big guy. I’m telling you, you’ll get buckets and buckets and buckets.


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  • BL

    Page 1 – RJ has to be more aggressive. Look all the space in the lane. Quick spin dribble back to the right against a slower big man and he has a layup.

    Page 3 – TW has to do better with help side support. Just can’t allow a big to dribble to the rack from the perimeter uncontested.

    As others have commented, a little film work and focus and the boys can get better.

  • inLinE6

    We made 2 costly mistakes late in the game. I wouldn’t say those costed us the game, but we could’ve seen a different outcome. The first one was Hartman’s foul on Hayes as seen in the videos here. Hartman played with heavy legs the whole night (under the weather?) and can barely guard Hayes, so I liked Johnson’s help and the double-team should have been the best defensive action in that play. But Hartman made a freshman mistake to let Hayes pass by the weak side. Can’t blame Crean on that one.

    The second mistake was when game clock winding down, OG was guarding Hayes for a inbound play. I’m sure Crean wanted OG to play tight on Hayes but OG was probably just out of his mind. Hayes broke loose easily and OG didn’t even realize. Hayes got the inbound comfortably and it took 3 seconds for someone else (TB) to foul, and TB foulded out on that play. We may not have lost 2 free-throws there if it were by another Wisconsin player. And the wasted 3 seconds was crucial. With 3.7 seconds left on the clock and TB no longer on the court, it was hard to set any meaningful play. If I remember correctly from last year’s Maryland game, it takes at least 5 seconds for Ferrell to sprint across the court to jack up a quick 3.

    As I said earlier, I don’t really mind a loss here, but guys have to learn from it. If our season ends like this in the tourney, I’m sure fans will be hurt.

  • inLinE6

    And Williams showed again that he can be drafted, but he’d probably be playing in the D-league.

  • marcusgresham

    The missed wide open dunk made a bit of a difference, didn’t it? Kind of ironic for a kid who rarely misses.

  • Trevor Howenstine

    not a very fun film session this week

  • PDXHoosier

    Regarding #3 I actually think Bryant’s mobility has improved significantly over the season. The first few games I watched he looked like he had concrete shoes on. He’s still not light on his feet but I wondered if he had a lingering injury or the off season work outs had worn him down some. hopefully his mobility will continue to improve