[Coach] Why Indiana Has Been So Successful with BLOB Plays This Season
In his latest Coach's Corner, Brian Tonsoni and Josh Pos take a look at the baseline out-of-bounds plays Coach Woodson runs with the Indiana Hoosiers.
In this edition of Coach’s Corner, we look at the effective execution of BLOB plays (i.e. baseline out-of-bounds plays) by Indiana.
This has been an area of strength this season for an IU team that has taken the ball out 86 times on the baseline under its own basket. On those 86 BLOB opportunities, the Hoosiers have scored 86 points (1.00 points per possession). This ranks in the 86th percentile nationally.
Each of these clips will show how Indiana runs BLOB plays out of either a stack alignment and also a triangle alignment. Each of these actions has several options which we also show.
Let’s use the clip below as an initial example.
The players execute a quick pass before any action even takes place. Their alignment was good, as were the players’ reads of the defenders’ positions. This leads to one of the easiest buckets you’ll ever see.
Indiana’s efficiency in these situations is very good. The coaching staff and the players are very comfortable executing BLOB plays.
As you watch future games, look to identify what alignments and options Indiana chooses to run.
Now here is this week’s Coach’s Corner video: