NCAA Tournament X’s & O’s – UCLA

By Randy Sherman

UCLA Head Coach Steve Alford called his “use it or lose it” timeout just before half to set up this cross screen/elevator screen set.

2 is desired shooter (Bryce Alford) and set cross screen then sprints through elevator screen.




Looking to establish momentum early, the UCLA Bruins used this weave action into a backscreen lob against UAB on their opening possession.


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Randy Sherman is the owner and founder of Radius Athletics - a basketball coaching consulting firm - where he consults with basketball coaches at all levels on coaching philosophy, practice planning, Xs & Os and teaching a conceptual style of basketball. While a head basketball coach at the the interscholastic level, Sherman's teams won 197 games in nine seasons.

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