Zone Defense articles

February 3, 2018: Virginia Cavalier guard Devon Hall #0 looks to pass the ball as Virginia defeated Syracuse 59-44 in front of 27,083 fans in an ACC matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. Photo by Alan Schwartz/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Alan Schwartz/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

2-3 Zone: Forward Play

2-3 Zone: Forward Play

There are 2-3 zones and then there is the Syracuse 2-3 Zone. Coach Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse Orange have been befuddling opponents for decades with their brand of zone defense. Syracuse recruits great players blessed with the length and athleticism to be effective in the zone, but aside from that, the forward play is what

August 9, 2018 - Ottawa, ON, U.S. - OTTAWA, ON - AUGUST 08: Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis shouts instructions during pre-season college basketball play at Carleton University's Raven's Nest in Ottawa, Canada. The Carleton Ravens defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 81-69 in the game played on August 8, 2018.. (Photo by Sean Burges/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Sean Burges/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Breakdown: Kermit Davis Morphing 1-3-1 Zone Defense

Go inside the action of coach Kermit Davis’ morphing 1-3-1 Zone Defense that has led to multiple NCAA Tournament runs. First-year Ole Miss Head Coach Kermit Davis is famous for using an aggressive style of 1-3-1 Zone Defense that helped his Middle Tennessee State squads to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. This post outlines the principles of

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5 Advantages of Running the 1-3-1 Defense

This is part 1 of a 4 part series on the 1-3-1 zone defense by Coach Rory Hamilton  As we approach the upcoming season, coaches often use the summer months to reflect upon every facet of his or her basketball program. From strength and conditioning programs to combating junk defenses, coaches are always searching for ways

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