Film Session: Michigan
Indiana’s defense was key in its comeback victory against the Wolverines on Thursday afternoon. The Hoosiers held Michigan to just nine points and only two made baskets over the final 12:52 of the contest, a huge reason Indiana was able to overcome a 17-point deficit.
Indiana turned over the Wolverines for scores. The Hoosiers played excellent team defense. And when Michigan was able to get by Indiana’s perimeter defenders, Trayce Jackson-Davis was there to clean it up at the rim.
We’ll take a look at Indiana’s defense during its comeback run in the latest edition of Film Session:
With the Hoosiers still trailing by six, Hunter Dickinson sets a ball screen for DeVante’ Jones out past the left wing. Jackson-Davis hedges and Miller Kopp is in help position. As Jones comes right, he passes to Terrance Williams II. Trey Galloway rotates out to Williams. Kopp then rotates down to Eli Brooks in the right corner.
Nothing doing for the Wolverines here. So they try again. This time Dickinson sets the ball screen for Jones near the top of the key and he drives left. Jones stumbles and Johnson picks up the loose ball. He passes it ahead to Galloway, who finds Jackson-Davis with a nifty pass for the bucket.
Nice work by Indiana initially here to shut down the first ball screen and then convert on the turnover. The Hoosiers scored 17 points off Michigan’s 10 second-half turnovers.