Film Session: Purdue

  • 03/08/2021 7:56 am in

The Hoosiers finished just 1-of-13 from 3-point range in the first half against Purdue on Saturday afternoon.

Indiana’s 3-point shooting has been abysmal over the last three contests, as its made only 11-of-58 (18.9 percent) from deep.

“We’re just struggling shooting the ball,” Archie Miller said after the loss. “At the end of the day, if you look at the first half and you go 1-for-13 from three. Probably about 11 of them were good looks, and you make two or three of them it’s a different game in the first half. But all in all, in our last two games, two-and-a-half games, we’re not shooting the ball well from the perimeter. And you’re not going to be able to win in this league without shooting the ball a little bit.”

A look at the film backs up Miller’s assessment. Eleven of the looks were good, some even great. Only a Jerome Hunter heave could be deemed a bad look for the Hoosiers in the first half.

But Indiana is simply just missing wide-open looks lately, sometimes badly. In a game it defended well enough to win, the Hoosiers’ shooting let them down.

In today’s Film Session, we’ll take a look at Indiana’s first-half misses against Purdue grouped into categories:

Transition Misses

Thanks to two early steals, Indiana had two clean, easy looks from 3-point range early in transition it missed. Rob Phinisee missed the first. Al Durham airballed the second. Later in the half, a secondary break opportunity presented Anthony Leal with an open look from the right corner. It didn’t go in.

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