Film Session: Ohio State

  • 02/25/2018 1:40 pm in

In Indiana’s tough loss to the Buckeyes on Friday night, freshman Justin Smith scored 16 points.

Smith has now scored in double figures in each of Indiana’s last four contests and like the team as a whole, has showed marked improvement as the season has gone along.

We’ll take a look at all of Smith’s scores via a supercut in the latest edition of Film Session:

One thing that stands out about Smith’s scores against Ohio State? His strength. It started early with his first bucket of the contest, a strong take at the bucket against one of the best defenders in the league, Keita Bates-Diop. Smith was also the beneficiary of OSU’s defense against Juwan Morgan. When Morgan got attention from more than one defender on the left block, Smith made himself available on the other side of the paint for scores.

And as he’s shown flashes off over the last couple contests, Smith is also displaying the ability to drive off the perimeter and makes moves in the paint for buckets.

Smith’s most impressive bucket of the night? A dunk over Kaleb Wesson that came out of the right short corner while OSU was in a zone. It’s a move Smith has nearly perfected this season.

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  • SCHoosier

    Yea..Bridges was cleared by the NCAA to play and of course hit the clinching FT’s for the win. His mother was sent to her room without a TV for the next two games):

  • Odfan

    Very nice as usual. One suggestion, I’d love to see a video showing what IU’s pack line defense is like and how it differs from other defenses.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Lol!!!!

  • vicbert caladipo

    Love the picture. Justins head is almost parallel with the rim. Guys got serious hops and will be a star for us. Hope he stays more than 2 years. He is right there with OG and VO in athleticism. Wondering if you folks know if any of the new comers have his kind of athleticism?

  • vicbert caladipo

    Don’t get me started on this topic #34…….wasn’t it nice to FINALLY see the sun in Naperville? Seems like it’s been weeks

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Bridges’ Mother received a loan. Whoa!

  • coachv

    was it more than the $400?

  • coachv

    played 3 hours of tennis in the sunshiney state of florida! had to use a spray bottle of water and ice cold beer on change overs. sure was a rough day

  • vicbert caladipo

    booo hisss booooooo and one more boooooooooooooooo

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Not sure. Is $400 the level of acceptance?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Very nice!!!

  • AndyCapp

    I haven’t seen Damezi play but my brother has and says he will be the perfect B1G player. Seems to be very athletic and is built like a brick $hit house already. Uses his body to clear out space and knows what to do with the ball. I think he and Smith will be duking it out in practice to good effect and a good combo in and around the paint during competitive games.

    I don’t think we are near being done this year but I’m already looking forward to next 😛

  • vicbert caladipo

    That’s music to my ears Andy. I think we can do damage in the NIT but am looking forward to next year when we’re dancing

  • vicbert caladipo

    Golfing Tuesday……mad at everything #34….until IU wins something…I vote for an NIT championship. We can do it

  • AndyCapp

    I think that we are likely NIT bound this year and, like you Vic, believe we will do some major damage there. I don’t think it’s too early to say that we should DEF be dancing next year, LOL! As long as it seemed it took this year’s season to start, next year’s will seem like an eternity.

  • vicbert caladipo

    College hoops off season is always way too long……I’m ready to start again April 5th

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I am very jealous.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Vic, mad at MSU or Bridges taking it or NCAA letting him play? Thank God for the sunshine!

  • AndyCapp

    I had some ice cold beer too. Of course, I’m in Montana.. our fridge is the great outdoors 😉

  • AndyCapp

    You and your fam are welcome to come visit any time, we have plenty of room!

    Funny, was just thinking about your boy… He’s going to be at IU at Archie’s genesis to making IUBB great again. Hard to appreciate it with all that he will be doing but, man, what a memorable way to go through college! And if he can make IU football great, that’s not a bad thing either 😉

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Andy, that is very nice of you. We are very proud of him and of course nervous. There was a paragraph written about him in the Hoosier Huddle. The article was under the headline of Safety. Let me know if you are ever in the Chicago area.

  • AndyCapp

    Very cool, will go look for the article. I’m originally from Logansport, IN and spent LOTS of time in and around Chicago. It’s my favorite big city. Glad you are close enough to be able to tailgate in Btown and maybe he can score some good bball tickets too 😀

  • AndyCapp

    Told you my brother got to see Damezi play up in South Bend… Well he is from Logansport, IN so he also got to see Robert Phinisee play at Logan a couple of weeks ago. Logan was 9-1 or something like that at the time, a decent team. I guess Phinisee single-handedly destroyed Logan. We have seen some very, very good players come through the NCC and my brother said he’s never seen anyone like RP. I’ll vote for April 5th!

  • coachv

    $400 is the maximum withdrawal from an atm

  • coachv

    man, i loved going to northern montana. kalispell. so damn beautiful. my girlfriend commuted there from san francisco believe it or not

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Oh man!! You got me on that one.

  • AndyCapp

    Kalispell and Whitefish are God’s country, no doubt about it! And that’s a heckuva commute between San Fran and there. Fam or work?

  • coachv

    that’s the amount i read they gave her so that was my first thought. they are having their “business” lunch and mrs bridges says i need some money now. the agent goes to the atm and viola. here’s $400

  • coachv

    she worked for safeway as a software something or other and flew out sunday nite and came home thurs nite. during the off season i would sometimes go out with her. i was just so stunned at the sky, mountains, and clear, rolling rivers. i had never seen anything like it. still haven’t. u r lucky. cold and lucky

  • coachv

    wow. congratulations! who is he?

  • coachv

    ok. i had to go look it up. has to be jordan. i will root for him. my son is a point guard and he has comitted to indiana. class of 2029. or 2030. one of those

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    William Allen, strong safety. Thanks coach! Have a good one. Let me know if you plan on being in Btown

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Type Will Allen, Hoosier Huddle. The article will pop up. He is a preferred walk on. Jordan is a full ride.

  • coachv

    tell your son i said, i shall cheer for you, spaniard. i think my days of traveling to iu are over, although if i had to ever live up north it would be bloomington. are you going to the fiu game in the fall? we went 2 years ago. i met brandon knight’s family. saw crawford’s family there but didn’t speak with them. i am thinking of going this sept

  • coachv

    i do read huddle but can’t find the blurb about your boy. when i google it some coach with the same last name keeps getting in the way. btw, i went to iu about the same time as you