[IUFR] Indiana's Schematic Changes on Defense Are Working
Coach Adragna -- in a fun, new format -- dives into the changes Indiana has made on defense, particularly on ball screens, and how it's helped them improve in an area they struggled with early on.
Guarding the 3-point line was a big issue for Indiana to start the year. In the non-conference, the Hoosiers’ opponents shot 37.6% from deep.
As a reminder, this included smaller conference foes such as Florida Gulf Coast, Army, Wright State, Morehead State, and Kennesaw State.
At times, the 3-point defense was downright awful.
Many of the threes that were surrendered came out of opponents running ball screen actions and the Hoosiers over-helping.
The over-helping left shooters wide open for spot-up 3s that were knocked down at a great clip.
But in the conference season, Indiana is currently first in the conference in three-point defense. Conference opponents are shooting just 26% from deep, a stark contrast from the 37.6% surrendered earlier in the season.
How could there be such a large difference in a pretty short period of time?
Indiana has changed their scheme guarding ball screens.
In the video below, I showcase how Indiana was guarding ball screens earlier in the season and the changes they’ve made recently.
[Note: I tried a new format for this week’s film room. It’s still a work in progress with some improvements to make. #1 would obviously be to turn on the right microphone on when I’m recording -__- ]