NCAA Tournament X’s & O’s – Iowa

By Andrew Greer

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Iowa Screen the Screener BLOB

This Iowa Hawkeyes set is a twist on a set that most coaches either have in their playbook or have seen on the court before. The Hawkeyes used a back screen cross screen combo to get a wide open dunk on the opposite block. In their screen the screener action the initial screener is a shooter who will receive the second screen to get to the corner.

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Iowa Horns Wheel

Iowa used this set to get an open 3 in their Round 2 matchup with Davidson. The last action of the play netted Iowa a 3 from the top of the key. This horns action from the Hawkeyes is a 4 movement set with a ball screen, back screen, and two down screens for shooters. Iowa used this multiple times during the game hitting earlier options in the set.

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Iowa 4 Across

Iowa ran this BLOB set for a wide open 3 in their Round 2 rout of Davidson. This simple but effective set clears out the ball side of the floor allowing the stagger screen to do its job without being impeded by help side defenders. Seems too simple to work but the Hawkeyes got a wide open 3 and knocked it down to extended their lead on Davidson.

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