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Plays of the Week – April Recap

Plays of the Week – April Recap

The month of April featured some fantastic XsOs with the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament and beginning of the NBA Playoffs. Missed our emails from April? No worries – we got you covered. Catch up at the webpage versions below. Plays of the Week emails are generally sent on Tuesdays. Subscribe here to get POW delivered

April 2, 2018 - San Antonio, TEXAS, USA - The Villanova Wildcats celebrate after their NCAA Division I Men's National Championship Basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines held Monday April 2, 2018 at the Alamodome. Villanova Wildcats won 79-62. (Credit Image: © Edward A. Ornelas/San Antonio Express-News via ZUMA Wire)

The Wright Way: How Villanova Won the 2018 National Championship

Versatile players and a free flowing offensive system helped the Villanova Wildcats capture the 2018 men’s NCAA National Championship.  The story of the night was Donte DiVincenzo, who came off of the bench and sparked a huge run for Villanova, which continued to hit big shot after big shot throughout the game. Early on it was Michigan

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National Championship Preview: Villanova vs Michigan – 3 Keys To Watch For

The 2018 National Championship game between Villanova and Michigan will be decided by three key areas, as Doug Brotherton explains. It is the best Monday of the year! Tonight is the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, featuring the Villanova Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines. Villanova is the clear favorite, with an average margin of victory

March 25, 2018 - Boston, MA, U.S. - BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Villanova guard Jalen Brunson (1) and Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) signal the play during an Elite Eight matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 25, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wildcats defeated the Red Raiders 71-59. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Fred Kfoury Iii/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Final Four: Villanova Wildcats – Numbers Behind the Dominance

The Villanova Wildcats have handled opponents all season with elite shooting and rebounding, and the NCAA Tournament has been no different.  Villanova’s consistency has gotten the Wildcats to this point – another Final Four with a shot at a National Championship. Will they need something extra than what they’ve shown in the tournament so far

March 17, 2018: Loyola (Il) Ramblers head coach Porter Moser in the second round of the NCAA March Madness Men's Basketball game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Loyola Chicago Ramblers at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX Loyola defeated Tennessee 62-63 Albert Pena/CSM(Credit Image: © Albert Pena/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Final Four: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers – Executing on Both Ends

Loyola-Chicago’s efficiency on both ends of the floor has earned it four upset wins with a legitimate shot at getting two more. When the 2018 NCAA tournament began, few people predicted that Loyola-Chicago would make it all the way to the Final Four. The Ramblers’ performance so far has proven that they belong, and that they

March 25, 2018 - Omaha, NE U.S. - Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte' Graham #4 in action during the Elite 8, Midwest Regional, NCAA men's basketball game between #2 Duke Blue Devils and #1 Kansas Jayhawks at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE..Attendance:17579.Kansas Won 85-81 OT.Jimmy Rash/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Jimmy Rash/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Final Four – The Kansas Jayhawks’ X Factor

The combination of great offense and talented players makes Kansas arguably the most consistent team in the NCAA the last decade plus. Thirty-one wins. Another Big 12 regular season championship. A Big 12 tournament championship. And the latest – a trip to the Final Four. Oh, and this was supposed to be a down year

March 25, 2018 - Boston, MA, U.S. - BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Villanove head coach Jay Wright during an Elite Eight matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 25, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wildcats defeated the Red Raiders 71-59. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Fred Kfoury Iii/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament – Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight #XsOs

The best of the best #XsOs from the second weekend of the 2018 men’s NCAA Tournament: Top plays to install with your team. Hopefully, you have taken our advice on treating the NCAA Tournament as a free coaching clinic and used it as a professional development opportunity. There’s still time to catch up on all

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Recipe for Success: Loyola-Chicago’s Ball Screen Offense

Loyola-Chicago’s ball screen heavy offensive attack has created high percentage shots and propelled the team to two NCAA Tournament upsets.  Loyola-Chicago became a darling of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, pulling off upsets as an 11-seed in the first two rounds over #6 Miami and #3 Tennessee, both in dramatic fashion. A main reason Coach Porter

March 15, 2018 - Dallas, TX, U.S. - DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers players celebrate winning the NCAA Div I Men's Championship First Round basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Miami on March 15, 2018 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © George Walker/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament – #XsOs Behind the Upsets

The first two rounds of the 2018 NCAA Tournament were as thrilling as ever, producing 15 upsets according to seedings. March Madness is often unpredictable as we see every year and especially so far in the 2018 edition. We saw the first ever 16-over-1 upset for goodness sakes! UMBC put its school on the map, and is guaranteed

February 23, 2017 - NCAA Basketball: Marshall Thundering Herd guard Jon Elmore (33) dribbles around Old Dominion Monarchs guard Ahmad Caver (4) and Old Dominion Monarchs forward Trey Porter (15) during the Marshall Thundering Herd vs Old Dominion Monarchs game at Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, VA. Old Dominion beat Marshall 86-65. Jen Hadsell/CSM(Credit Image: © Jen Hadsell/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Marshall Drag Screen Concepts

The Marshall Thundering Herd have spaced and shot their way into the NCAA Tournament powered by the Drag Screen concepts of Coach Dan D’antoni. One of the hotspots for college basketball analytics is Huntington, West Virginia home of the Marshall University Thundering Herd (24-10, #13 Seed, East Regional). Coach Dan D’antoni has overseen a turnaround

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