Amongst the wreckage of another home Big Ten loss, Khristian Lander quietly put together one of his best performances of the season. The freshman scored seven points (3-of-8 shooting), a high in Big Ten play, and dished out two assists against one turnover.
Lander was great in ball screen play, putting pressure on Michigan’s defense time and again, even if it didn’t always result in a bucket.
We’ll take a look at Lander’s performance in the latest edition of Film Session:
Just after Lander enters the game for the first time, Indiana runs a play to try and get him going at the rim, where he has struggled mightily this season, especially last time out against Rutgers. Jordan Geronimo sets a pin down screen for Al Durham as Lander watches the action up top:
From there, Lander makes the pass and cuts to the paint:
Trayce Jackson-Davis sets a back screen for Lander on Mike Smith to free him on his cut. Lander calls for the lob and Durham tosses it up:
Lander catches with space and White still on the ground:
But Lander misses the point-blank attempt:
Great idea by Archie Miller to try and get Lander going early. While he missed this bucket, Lander was at least able to see the ball go through the hole three times in this game after missing his initial attempt.