[IUFR] Dissecting Indiana's Rebounding Woes
Coach Adragna goes to the film rim to dissect Indiana's rebounding woes and what might be the cause(s) of them.
Rebounding has been a hot-button topic surrounding the Indiana program through four games.
I’d go into the numbers behind how bad they’ve been, but Jerod already wrote a fantastic piece today on those analytics, which you can see below.
For me, I took to the film room to try and make sense of what is happening here. I even went as far as charting where the opponent's shots were coming from and where the offensive rebounds were happening and what led up to the offensive rebound.
I think I’ve actually come up with the three root causes of Indiana’s defensive rebounding woes and they’re documented below.
[Editor’s note: The first rebounding woe is open to all. The second two and Tony’s chart are for our paid subscribers.]
This is the most inexcusable of the trio of problems plaguing Indiana’s defensive rebounding — and the one you hear most IU fans rightly shouting about.
And this is the one that Mike Woodson is talking about when he talks about how rebounding is about effort.
As you’ll see in each clip below, there is at least one Indiana player that misses a critical blockout that allows for the offensive rebound to happen.
Now let’s look at the other two reasons for Indiana’s rebounding woes: rim protection and bad positioning. Plus, I share my chart for the offensive rebounds Indiana has given up.