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December 3, 2018 - East Lansing, MI, U.S. - EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 03: Michigan State Spartans guard Cassius Winston (5) rushes up the court in transition during a Big Ten Conference college basketball game between Michigan State and Iowa on December 3, 2018, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI. (Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Adam Ruff/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Final Four Preview: Michigan State’s Championship Identity

Final Four Preview: Michigan State’s Championship Identity

An analysis of the culture that defines Michigan State, which has led to another Final Four trip. Plus, some top plays to look for. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Virginia | Auburn When people mention the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, the first person that comes to mind is Head Coach Tom Izzo.

March 31, 2019 - Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Auburn Tigers' ANFERNEE MCLEMORE sails past Kentucky Wildcats' PJ WASHINGTON for a shot during the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional Final. Auburn beat Kentucky, 77-71, in overtime, to earn their first trip to the Final Four. (Credit Image: © Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Final Four Preview: Auburn Combine’s Explosive Offense with Pressure Defense

Here’s how the Auburn Tigers expose opponents on both ends of the floor. Will they continue to do so in the Final Four? Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Virginia | Michigan State Giant killers. That is what the Auburn Tigers have been during their 2019 NCAA Tournament run. The SEC program took down the top

December 15, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN, U.S. - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 15: Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) dribbles on the perimeter during the Crossroads Classic basketball game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish on December 15, 2018, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Zach Bolinger/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament: Top Plays from the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight

A recap of the most important and unique plays from the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight – download these sets now! Another wild weekend of March Madness produced some excellent #XsOs! From ATO’s to Press Breaks, BLOB’s to SLOB’s, Quick Hitters to multi-option sets, here are some of the most unique and important plays we saw

March 16, 2019; Auburn Tigers guard Bryce Brown (2) celebrates after a made three against the Florida Gators during a SEC championship series game between the Auburn Tigers vs Florida Gators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN (Mandatory Photo Credit: Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)(Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Auburn Tigers – Transition Threes

The Auburn Tigers (28-9, #5 Midwest Region) high-powered offensive attack is propelled by transition threes. Let’s look at how they manufacture them.  The Auburn Tigers love the three-point shot. The Tigers are sixteenth in the nation in three-point percentage, shooting 38.2% from behind the line. Auburn’s 11.5 three-pointers made per game is tops in the

December 9, 2018 - Spartanburg, SC, U.S. - SPARTANBURG, SC - DECEMBER 09: Storm Murphy (5) guard of Wofford advances the ball during a college basketball game between Costal Carolina Chanticleers and Wofford College Terriers on December 9, 2018 at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.  (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © John Byrum/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament: Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise

Which mid-major team will bust brackets in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Here’s a look at four candidates poised to pull off upsets. One of my favorite things about the NCAA tournament is seeing how smaller programs stack up against schools from the power conferences. Mid-major teams don’t often get the same publicity as their much larger opponents, but each year

January 2, 2019 - Villanova, PA, U.S. - January 2, 2019 : Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright talks to senior guard Phil Booth during the NCAA basketball matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and DePaul Blue Demons at the Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM(Credit Image: © Scott Serio/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

What If ‘Transition Offense’ Was Just Called ‘Offense’?

Teams that flow into offense the instant possession is earned are dangerous. Here’s what it takes to develop this strategy. Today’s game of basketball is one of free flowing offense, with a seamless transition from each phase of the game to the next. Many coaches works tirelessly to influence their team to get out and run. Teams that

March 4, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) and Los Angeles Clippers Guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) grab each others jerseys as they go down the court during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the L.A. Clippers on March 04, 2018, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © David Dennis/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Motion Strong Entries And Options

Two “Motion Strong” entries and options from five-out featuring the Brooklyn Nets The Brooklyn Nets (35-33, 7th in East) have taken Motion Strong, a long-time staple of the San Antonio Spurs, and opened up the spacing with a five-out alignment from transition. Like the four-out version popularized by the Spurs, the Nets’ version features a staggered screen and different options

January 11, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors during the Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on January 11, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 122-105) (Credit Image: © Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

The Throw & Go Handoff

The “Throw & Go” handoff can be an effective two-player action for creating an advantage.  Simply put, a throw & go handoff is when a player, typically a guard, passes to another player, typically a big, on the perimeter and chases their pass for a handoff. The guard throws a pass and goes immediately into a handoff

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