Tag Archives: XsOs

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

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

March 24, 2019 - Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S - Texas Tech Red Raiders players set up a zone defense after a timeout in the second round game between the Buffalo Bulls and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Credit Image: © Scott Stuart/ZUMA Wire)

Final Four Preview: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert

A look into the defensive principles and philosophies behind 3-seed Texas Tech’s impressive run to the Final Four. Final Four Team Previews: Auburn | Virginia | Michigan State Going into this year’s tournament, it was the Virginia Cavaliers’ defense that had everyone talking. But heading into college basketball’s final weekend, all the chatter is about

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

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

February 10, 2019 - Krakow, Poland - Spotify logo is seen on an android mobile phone. (Credit Image: © Omar Marques/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire)

FastDraw: It’s Like Spotify for Basketball Coaches!

See how FastDraw, the #1 play diagramming program, shares similarities to the popular music streaming service Spotify, such as creating custom playbooks and playlists. I’ll admit it – I’m a huge nerd when it comes to two things: basketball and music. Technology is a close third, and it’s actually the bridge that connects those top two together for me.

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

January 14, 2018 - Brisbane, Quensland, Australia - Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats (#11) celebrates during the round fourteen NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the Perth Wildcats at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 14, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Credit Image: © Albert Perez/ZUMA Wire)

Perth Wildcats – Developing a Series Around Flex Action

The Perth Wildcats, the top team in Australia, uses the classic Flex action as the basis for a series with multiple options and counters. The 2018-19 Australian NBL regular season is complete. It was the most competitive season in history of the league, with plenty of unpredictable results and close games. As it stands, Perth Wildcats

Nov 23 2018 Las Vegas, NV U.S.A. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo during the NCAA Men's Basketball Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational between Texas Longhorns and the Michigan State Spartans 78-68 win at The Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV. Thurman James / CSM(Credit Image: © Thurman James/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

What Do YOU Think?

Counseling Coaches Series: What Do YOU Think? Forming your OWN thoughts about basketball matters. (Note: This blog originally appeared at radiusathletics.com and is reposted with permission.) In the summer of 2015 some coaching friends encouraged me to begin sharing basketball info on social media and in blogs. This information was well-received and thanks to some

June 3, 2018 - Madrid, Community of Madrid, España - Real Madrid's Rudy Fernandez (C) in action against Herbalife Gran Canaria's Xavi Rabaseda and Nikola Radicevic during the Liga Endesa first semifinal series match between Real Madrid and Gran Canaria at the Wizink Center in Madrid, Spain, 03 June 2018. (Credit Image: © Kiko Huesca/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Pin Down Series: How Real Madrid Creates Open Shots

Down screen, pin down or coming off screen – whatever you call it, Real Madrid creates numerous open looks with the action. The reigning EuroLeague Champion, Real Madrid, are looking for a second title in a row. This season the squad is off to a great start in league play, currently sitting in second place just behind Fenerbahce

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