Film Session: Michigan State

  • 01/24/2020 8:16 pm in

For the second sequence, Michigan State starts with the ball. Xaiver Tillman sets a ball screen for Cassius Winston. The two are isolated on the left wing away from the rest of the Spartans:

As Brunk hedges hard and Phinisee comes along for the ride as well, Winston turns back across and finds an open Tillman near the left corner. Thompson sprints out on the rotation:

Thompson bites on a ball fake and gets up in the air:

Tillman uses that opportunity to go by him. With Phinisee giving some attention to him, he passes back up top to Winston:

Winston has the opportunity to go by Phinisee right and takes it:

Indiana’s defense swarms Winston as he hits the lane. Thompson looms ahead of him:

Thompson muscles up and goes straight up on Winston:

He blocks the shot and snags the ball:

He outlets to Phinisee:

Phinisee passes ahead to Smith on the break:

Smith is fouled at the hoop, narrowly missing the shot. He hit 2-of-2 at the line to give the Hoosiers a 10-point lead:

Thompson’s ability to keep rotating on defense meant Winston was met with resistance at the rim. And his block was the start of two fast break points for IU.

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