NCAA Tournament X’s and O’s – Michigan State

By Craig LeVasseur

Michigan State ran this play early against Virginia in the NCAA round of 32. MSU runs this Forwards Out look, which is very similar to NBA Chin action but with the guards and forwards inverted, and can run many different options out of it. In the round of 64 against Georgia, the Spartans used a bump back option out of Forwards Out to free up Travis Trice for an open 3. Here the Wide option is designed to put x5 in multiple help situations, and in this instance x5 overhelped on the wide pin down, resulting in a slip to the basket for an easy dunk.


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Craig LeVasseur

FastModel Sports. Previously spent 5 seasons on the coaching staff of the Detroit Pistons, and 3 years at Eastern Michigan University. University of Michigan alum... Go Blue!

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