Film Session: Michigan State

  • 02/16/2016 9:32 am in

Here’s Valentine on the defensive end fighting with Max Bielfeldt for possession. The possession arrow favors MSU on the jump ball:


On the other end, Davis sets a ball screen for Valentine on the left wing:


This time he’s able to get around Bryant’s hedge:


As he heads downhill in the paint, Bielfeldt steps up to stop the ball. That allows Matt Costello space behind the defense. Valentine lobs it up:


And Costello lays it in for two:



Filed to:

  • BL

    1. We need to stop going over ball screens. Picker’s defender needs to strongly communicate the pick prior to it being set and allow room for the defender to slide under. Alternativley, switch. Better to take chances with a mismatch then to guard neither offensive player well. We did both of these successfully against Iowa. Rather see Valentine taking 25 footers. He’ll hit some but percentages are in our favor.
    2. YF has had success guarding large guards and wings but only when they are pure perimeter players. This was a mismatch. We would have been better off using OG and JM to guard Valentine forcing him to shoot over their length.

  • pcantidote

    On ball screens, Bryant needs to stay home and the man guarding the balls needs to fight through the screen. I would rather give up 3 point attempts than drives to the basket. Play the percentages.

  • Jack Nolan

    Bryant needs to get faster. Maybe next year when he’s more comfortable, but he consistently gets beat off the dribble.

  • Oldguyy

    Three straight moving screens by Schilling on #2. So much for those being a point of emphasis for the zebras this year.