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April 17, 2016 - Cleveland, OH, USA - Detroit Pistons' Steve Blake defends against Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Credit Image: � Kirthmon F. Dozier/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

NBA Playoffs – Best Sets of Round One

NBA Playoffs – Best Sets of Round One

The first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs have been disappointing so far, but the X’s & O’s have been great. Although there has not been a great end of game set or special situation, there still has been some great coaching and sets.   Memphis Grizzlies – Punch Hammer Memphis went small against the


Out of Bounds – NBA Playoffs

“Starting 5 – Out of Bounds” by Greg Youncofski was originally published by HoopDirt.com Executing on your SLOBs/BLOBs is one sign of a well-coached and focused team. Out of bounds plays are a great opportunity for a team to run the exact action that they want and for a coach to put his best players in great

April 4, 2016 - Houston, TX, USA - Villanova's Kris Jenkins shoots the game-winning three-point basket over North Carolina on Monday, April 4, 2016, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Credit Image: � Yong Kim/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Championship #XsOs – Villanova Wildcats

The Villanova Wildcats won the 2016 National Championship over the North Carolina Tarheels in dramatic fashion Monday night. With 4.7 seconds on the clock the Wildcats ran a great end of game pitch set to get Kris Jenkins an open look at 3 and the championship. Nova also runs a terrific 4-out motion offense that Coach


4 Keys to Oregon State’s Team Culture

So many vivid pictures of March Madness history play in my mind: Villanova upsetting Georgetown, La Tech’s short sleeve uniforms, Jimmy V looking for someone to hug, Pat Summitt’s orange suit, Laettner’s turn-around jumper and Charlotte Smith’s shot that lifted UNC to the title. It’s still one of my favorite times of the year, but