Film Session: Rutgers

  • 02/07/2018 8:23 am in

In Indiana’s win against Rutgers on Monday night, the Hoosiers used a stout defense to hold the Scarlet Knights to just .67 points per possession. Devonte Green also jumped into the starting lineup and continues to mature and impress.

We’ll take a look at some of Indiana’s defense — keyed by Green’s work on Corey Sanders — as well as two Green assists in the latest edition of Film Session:

Geo Baker gets a step on Robert Johnson:

Green pinches in off the right corner for some help defense:

Baker passes to Sanders in the corner as Green heads back his way:

Green tightly contests Sanders’ shot:

Deshawn Freeman grabs the board on the miss:

Morgan blocks Freeman’s shot attempt and it’s IU’s ball:

Good work here by Green to help and contest. And same goes for Morgan, who stopped what looked like it was going to be an easy putback for the Scarlet Knight.


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  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Mason Gillis went for 27pts. and 14 rebounds last night against highly rated HSE. I am telling you Archie, he is a better player than either Brooks or Davis with a much higher upside. Please offer this kid!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sarge

    Apparently he visited Bloomington last month. 6’7″ 220!

  • alwaysiufan

    I have really enjoyed seeing improvement throughout the season. I can’t wait to see the energy we bring the rest of the year. Go IU!

  • IUBizmark

    On #4, the reason that worked was because Green got the ball, and pass faked to McSwain or Durham. That brought Morgan’s defender who was previously fronting Morgan, up the lane just enough for Green to make that pass. Brilliant moves and heady plays, especially with only 4 seconds on the clock. Nice work DG!

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Same size and skill set as the Bridge’s kid at MSU but a better shooter from 3pt range.

  • Arch Puddington

    Your enthusiasm for this kid is notable, but:
    a) he is unranked by the recruiting sites, and is not receiving attention from any top schools outside of Indiana. Doesn’t mean he isn’t good, or that he won’t go on to great things in college. But your steady references to his being better than Bridges, Brooks, and Davis seem awfully overheated, And,
    b) IU is pretty loaded at the wing/small forward position next year and beyond. Hunter, Anderson, Thompson, and Smith can all perform some of the same combo role that I gather Gillis would, and maybe even Moore and Forrester. Where we are thin is in the backcourt and in the middle. So while I’m sure he is good, given our needs I suspect Archie will be slower to offer players at his size and position that he would at G or C. He’d take Brooks in a heartbeat, but I won’t be surprised if he stays cool on Gillis unless there is a change in our roster in the coming months.

  • adam

    welcome to moe’s

  • coachv

    and juwan making a move to create a passing lane. loving what green brings to us right now

  • The pack line defense is so much fun to watch when it’s being executed well.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Rankings mean absolutely nothing, look at Vic. I never said that Mason was better than Bridges only very similar in size and their game. However, Mason is a better outside shot. And I have seen the Brooks kid play a couple of times and he is not as good as Gillis believe me.

  • Arch Puddington

    Well, you have said that Gillis has the “same size and skill set” as Bridges, but with better range. That adds up to “better.” You have also said explicitly that he is better than Brooks or Davis. I hope you are right, and I hope he comes here and is great. But saying he is better than two 5-stars and a future lottery pick is saying a lot.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Like I said rankings me nothing. Doubt any of the 3 are lottery picks. Purdue ranked #3, Xavier ranked #5 and Butler in the top 25 all offer, but IU ranked #??. Just saying. I sure as hope Puke doesn’t get him. That will SUCK big time.

  • John D Murphy

    Two things. Ratings might not mean everything but they don’t mean absolutely nothing. Second Gillis isn’t an unknown. He is a three star ranked 149 in the nation with high major offers. Archie and his staff know who he is. I will trust Archie and his staff in their talent evaluation and understanding of program needs.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Mark, On a separate note,,,,what the hell is going on with your Indy Colts????

  • Oh, man, I have no idea. Talk about a dumpster fire. Is there a worse-run franchise in sports today?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Well, probably the Browns and Bulls right now. Hope all is well with you and family.

  • I dunno, the Colts are in a nap place right now. Family is fine, thanks for asking. Hope you and yours are doing well, too!