Film Session: Marian University

  • 10/30/2017 8:33 am in

The new-look Hoosiers under Archie Miller took the court for the first time Saturday night, cruising to a comfortable exhibition 93-62 win over Marian University.

We’ll take a look at Indiana’s defense, a baseline out of bounds score and the passing of Devonte Green in the latest edition of Film Session:

Indiana has made it difficult for the Knights to get much of anything going on offense and just eight seconds remain on the shot clock as Josh Newkirk fights through a screen:

Both Newkirk and Morgan pick up the ball, which leaves Andrew Jordan open at the top of the key. The pass comes his way:

He takes the ball left as Morgan looks to recover:

Morgan cuts him off and stops any further penetration:

With just three seconds left, Marian moves the ball out to the perimeter:

The ball is taken towards the basket on a drive in on Curtis Jones, but Freddie McSwain rotates over to stop it on the left block and Marian begins to retreat:

It’s passed back out to the perimeter as the shot clock expires. IU ball:

Nice recovery and rotation here from the Hoosiers to trigger the shot clock violation.

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  • sarge

    Great stuff guys, appreciate the first of many film sessions. Always good to hear Max on the call.

  • VOXAC30

    Awesome stuff! I didn’t get to watch the game so this really gives me better understanding how the game went versus reading about it.

  • VAHoosier

    You see the pack-line at work in first sequence. Look at the 4th photo–even though the caption says that Morgan stops further penetration, it was actually Jones sagging into the extended lane area that stopped the drive. Jones has one foot on the edge of the lane, but he is in a great posture and is still able to recover to his man and prevent a 3-point attempt when it is kicked out. If well-executed, this can be an extremely effective defensive scheme (I live in UVA country, so I see plenty of it). IMO, Jones was the key to this play, and I think his defense was surprisingly good Saturday.

  • SCHoosier

    Wait a minute..u mean Archie has plays that actually try to score on an inbounds pass from under the basket!! Unheard of!!:)

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Soooo…..I’ve read just about every article that’s come out after the game on Saturday and I think all the writers have really understated the improvement on defense. GOOD. GRIEF! We look WAAAAYYYY better than past seasons. I get that it’s an NAIA team and all that jazz, but MAN! These guys actually look like they know what they’re doing and following a plan on defense. Looked to me like they knew their spots and when to help every time. This makes me VERY excited for the rest of the season!

  • Arch Puddington

    Max does a nice job. He’s a homer, of course, but he has a great upbeat demeanor and offers some nice insights. The broadcasts are pretty amateurish overall (literally and figuratively), but well worth it for the chance to see the Hoosiers early on.

  • Indiana_Banners

    I never get enough of film session, it’s the most informative regular article series I’ve seen on college basketball anywhere and what’s not to like about that?

  • sarge

    Max, personally, is the best part of the broadcasts. I wonder if he does commentary for other schools in the big ten, like Michigan? He is good at it! I appreciate his insight, and he has a great personality like you mentioned.

  • Lance76

    Marian’s offense in example #1 almost reminded me of the “weave of death”, but at the end there was shot clock violation instead of a three point heave.

  • inLinE6

    Seems we’re going mostly under the screen now. Is it part of the packline defense?

  • inLinE6

    Looks like we don’t have to worry too much about inbound passes now. Used to be a headache!

  • inLinE6

    Looks like he still hasn’t graduated from IU yet. πŸ™‚ I guess he’s too busy with the broadcasting gig.

  • iugradmark

    Good comments. I think you also see that the defense is weakest against 3 point shooters. That is a lot of distance for Curtis to cover to get back to the corner shooter. With the exception of Josh, I like how all of the players are able to see their man and the ball and seem to be aware of where they need to be to help. In general, I would say not bad for a first outing with this defense. Not only do we get to enjoy some film study but the coaches can not break down some things with the players and refine.

  • Kwang

    Man, I really missed these film sessions, I even found myself wishing Ryan would do some football, soccer, or baseball ones during the off season. Thanks, Mr Corazza!

  • thrawnjan

    Would be an accomplishment to just repeat the point per possession after timeouts stats that Crean put up.

  • We’reAllForYou82

    Yes. Usu. over, occ. under, but no switching. The helpers give quick help and recover to their man, is my understanding. There are some switches but following an 80/20 rule, not typically.

    Also Freddie is athletic enough to do some great recovery in these clips. He looks like he is gaining some confidence in his role.

  • TomJameson

    Ryan, really, I missed these film sessions! You haven’t skipped a beat, still awesome as usual. Thanks a million.

  • We’reAllForYou82

    That’s a good observation and an interesting comment about CuJo. He is prob a weaker defender in a straight man scheme but his length and quickness are a packline asset. This defense plays to his strengths and covers his flaws

  • HoosierBballNut

    These articles make me a smarter basketball fan, and makes me appreciate the subtleties of the game a whole lot more !! Thank you Ryan πŸ™‚

  • Jethro Jones

    I like that out of bounds play. You can see the full progression. If Rojo’s man helps he kicks to him for three or he has newkirk coming off DD screen followed by Cujo coming off DD screen.

  • Jethro Jones

    Also, lets take a minute to compare this help defense vs. the film session done against GA Tech. They left the Tech man wide open for the jam. They hedged and recovered better on the screens vs Marian. But I only have a 9th grade basketball IQ so i could be wrong.

  • Jethro Jones

    when mcswain cut off the baseline drive leaving his man and morgan sunk to help cover mcswain’s man i think rojo should’ve been the one to sink down and morgan stay on his man. tougher pass to the top from block and rojo wouldve had time to recover. didnt really matter cuz they got the shot clock violation anyway.