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December 31, 2016 - Omaha, NE U.S. - Creighton Bluejays guard Marcus Foster #0 in 1st half transition action during an NCAA men's basketball game between #1 Villanova Wildcats and #10 Creighton Bluejays at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE..Attendance: 18,831 Third-largest crowd in Creighton men's basketball history.Villanova won 80-70.Michael Spomer/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Michael Spomer/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Defending Disadvantage Situations

Defending Disadvantage Situations

Transition defense starts with being able to defend in disadvantage or outnumbered situations. On paper, basketball is played 5v5. But in application basketball is played in advantage/disadvantage situations. Creating advantage situations is paramount for offense and the ability to neutralize disadvantages makes for championship defense. The difference between winning and losing may come down to

March 11, 2017 - New York, New York, U.S. - Creighton's guard Marcus Foster #0 takes a hard screen from Villanova's forward Darryl Reynolds #45 in the second half during the Big East Tournament Championship game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Villanova Wildcats defeated Creighton Bluejays 74-60. Duncan Williams/CSM(Credit Image: © Duncan Williams/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Man-to-Man Defense – Defending Screens

Defending Screens is part 4 of a 5 part series on drills that can help any man-to-man defensive system. Read part 1, Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions here  part 2 Man-to-Man Defense – Drills for On and Off Ball Defense here and part 3 Man-to-Man Defense – Team Post Defense here. In today’s post on man-to-man defense, we

August 31, 2016 - August 31, 2016 - Foto : Abwehr von Maodo LO ( GER ) gegen Adama Darboe Basketball EM Qualifikation in Kiel , Gruppenspiel Deutschland - Denmark....Photo Defence from Maodo Lo ger against Adama Darbo Basketball euro Qualification in Leng Group game Germany Denmark (Credit Image: � Imago via ZUMA Press)

Man-to-Man Defense – Drills for On and Off Ball Defense

Drills for On and Off Ball Defense is part 2 of a 5 part series on drills that can help any man-to-man defensive system. Read Part 1, Man-to-Man Defense – 2 Essential Questions here. In this first post on building a comprehensive drill package for any man defense, we are going to look at two

Trapped

Final Four – South Carolina Pressure Man Defense

With the help of suffocating Pressure Man Defense, the South Carolina Gamecocks have scratched and clawed their way to the program’s first-ever Final Four. Before delving into the X’s & O’s and the principles behind the South Carolina Gamecocks’ pressure man-to-man defense, let’s take a trip to the zoo. We will get into how Frank Martin

Transition Defense

Transition Defense Essentials

Transition is one of the most pivotal elements of a basketball game. From a defensive standpoint, transition can be the difference between an effective defense and an ineffective defense. More often than not, many breakdowns on the defensive end find their root in transition, and for that reason, it is vital to emphasize and teach

Argentina Defense

7 Cardinal Defensive Principles

Looking to increase your defensive efficiency this season? Try adding these defensive principles from the legend, Adolph Rupp. Cut Down the Number of Shots “Teams must shoot to score, and if you can reduce their scoring opportunities by aggressive defensive play, you will eliminate the danger of a high score.” Cut Down the Percentage of

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