A Deep Dive into IU Basketball’s Offensive Stats

I originally posted this on Twitter – but thought it may be easier for people to consume in a format like this. So here’s the deal: I did a deep dive into some offensive stats to see what’s working (if anything), what’s not, and if there’s a path to fixing any of the dysfunction plaguing IU’s offense. Here’s what I found: 17% of IU’s offense happens in transition. They score 1.04 points per possession in transition, good enough to put them in the 63rd percentile in the nation. Not great, not terrible. This means that 83% of IU’s offense happens in the half court, where their scoring dips to .88 points per possession. With transition offense yielding better results than […]

Bracketology Predictions – 1/28/20

It’s just what you’ve been looking for – another bracket prediction in late January. I’ve never done this before & basically just wanted to do it for fun. I did a little research on the selection committee process, looked at the ‘Team Sheets’ and rankings they use, and did what I could to come up with a bracket. Your team not in here & you think they should be? You’re probably right. Hoping this is something I can get better at as I go, but we shall see. Without further ado, my bracket: South (Houston) Midwest (Indianapolis) Omaha Omaha 1) Baylor 1) Gonzaga 16/16) Norfolk St/Merrimack 16) Hawai’i 8) Stanford 8) Houston 9) Michigan 9) Wisconsin Sacramento Albany 5) Kentucky […]

Indiana vs. Louisiana Tech (11-25-19)

The Hoosiers got off to a hot start against La Tech & rode that wave throughout the game. There was a lot of good in the 1st half, along with a lot of bad in the 2nd. In this film room, we dive into what we saw went well in the first, along with looking at every turnover of the 2nd half.

Indiana vs. Princeton (11-20-19)

It was a pretty sloppy first half for Indiana, especially on the defensive end. We take a look at what caused that, along with how the Hoosiers shored it up in the 2nd half. In this IU Film Room, we also look at Joey Brunk’s excellent D, BLOB plays, and much more! As always, appreciate the feedback!

Indiana vs. Troy (11-16-19)

The Hoosiers put their most complete game together against Troy on Saturday night. They executed offensively and defensively, which is certainly exciting for Hoosiers fans to see. I really liked IU’s zone offense against Troy, which I dove into extensively, along with their baseline out of bounds plays, and a few other things to keep an eye on! As always, appreciate the feedback!

Indiana vs. North Alabama (11/12/19)

North Alabama hit the road to Assembly Hall on Tuesday night & the Hoosiers came away victorious. North Alabama came out firing in the first half, but IU was able to pull away for a comfortable victory in the 2nd half. In this film room, we look at how Archie built upon one of the plays he ran a lot against Portland State, along with some talk about spacing, defense, transition, and more. As always, appreciate the feedback.

Indiana vs. Portland St. (11/9/19)

It wasn’t exactly a pretty performance from the Hoosiers, but small little tests like these that still result in double digit victories aren’t necessarily a bad thing for IU. Like all November games, there were good & bad things to dissect on this edition of the IU Film Room. We look at transition, defensive breakdowns, IU’s most common offensive action this game, and more. As always, appreciate the feedback!

Indiana vs. W Illinois (11/5/19)

It was Indiana’s first true game of the season, and the Hoosiers did a lot of really good things. Indiana was without arguably their best scorer, Devonte Green, but that could be a blessing in disguise to get guys like Armaan Franklin into the mix earlier than planned. With that said, this breakdown focuses a lot on the offensive sets the Hoosiers ran, along with some defensive assignments and their transition game. Appreciate you taking the time to watch. Please leave feedback so we can continue to make these better and better!

Indiana vs. Gannon (10/29/19) Film Room

Gannon traveled to Bloomington to take on the Hoosiers in an October exhibition match-up. With IU thin at guard positions, it was a good test for the Hoosiers to a) get through some adversity early in the season and b) play some young guys in game situations. With that said, after a slow first half, the Hoosiers kicked it into gear. This IU Film session focuses on some of the sets the Hoosiers ran, some of the staples of Archie’s program that were shown throughout the contest, and some ways things can be shored up. Appreciate you taking the time to watch. Please leave feedback so we can continue to make these better and better!

IU Basketball Film Breakdown: Marquette (11-14-18)

While the result looked similar to all of the other games for the Hoosiers this season, the caliber of opponent was a little different. Marquette came into Assembly Hall ranked #24 in the country, but left with a sour taste in their mouth after getting handily beat by the Hoosiers. It’s very clear that Archie Miller’s packline defense philosophy is fully instilled in his players, as Marquette struggled to get good looks the entire night. Marquette came into the game as a touted as a good three-point shooting team, but the Hoosiers defense held them to just 21% from beyond the arc. A trio of newcomers helped propel the Hoosiers to victory, as Romeo Langford, Robert Phinisee, and Evan Fitzner […]