Late Game Situations – Atlantic Sun Tournament

By Wes Kosel

Late Game Situations – Atlantic Sun Tournament – Stetson vs. FGCU

Here are several late game situations from the Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship game between Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast. FGCU became the fifth school to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament field of 68 with the win. Stetson wouldn’t go down easy taking FGCU to overtime. Although Stetson couldn’t make the NCAA Tournament with a win, North Florida would have taken the automatic bid if the Hatters had won.

Here are the situations you will see in the video:

  • FGCU – Down by 1 with 1:32 remaining in the second half
  • Stetson – Down by 1 with 44.3 seconds remaining in the second half
  • Stetson – Game Tied with 6.2 seconds remaining in the second half
  • FGCU – Up by 1 with 40 seconds left in overtime
  • FGCU – Up by 1 with 10.3 seconds left in overtime
  • Stetson – Down by 2 wtih 9.2 seconds left in overtime

FGCU – Down by 1 with 1:32 remaining in the second half – Horns Pop/Back-Door

Florida Gulf Coast needed to get into the lane, and used this horns set play to do so. Stetson overplays on the pop by the 4 man and he makes a good back-cut into the lane. 1 passes to 4 and as the defense steps up 4 passes to 5 for the layup.

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Stetson – Down by 1 with 44.3 seconds remaining in the second half – 1-4 High BLOB

The 1-4 high set got the ball inbounds to the corner but FGCU played it tight leaving no room for a shot. Stetson pulled the ball out and went 5-out spreading out the Eagles. With 15 seconds left on the shot clock, Stetson went to a high ball-screen and passed to the pop man. He then drove to the basket and drew a foul.


Stetson – Game Tied with 6.2 seconds remaining in the second half – Full Court “L”

Stetson only made 1 of 2 free-throws on the last half court set tying the game. The Eagles then lost the ball out of bounds while trying to drive to the basket. With 6 seconds left, Stetson needed to go the length of the floor and get a shot off. The Hatters lined up with 3 players on the free-throw line and one at half court. 2 cut off of a staggered screen from 3 and 4. 1 made the pass perfectly in stride giving Stetson the opportunity to drive up the sideline. FGCU ended up stealing the ball on the shot.


FGCU – Up by 1 with 40 seconds left in overtime – Horns to ISO Ball Screen

With 40 seconds left in overtime, the Eagles needed to get a basket to make it a 3 or 4 point game. They started with a horns set but instead put 4 out on the wing and had 3 run the baseline as the high ball screen was set up top. Enough Hatter defenders were spread out to allow the point guard for FGCU to get to the rim for a layup.

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FGCU – Up by 1 with 10.3 seconds left in overtime – Full Court Diamond

Stetson missed their opportunity to score on the next possession, so FGCU inbounded with 10.3 seconds left needing to get the ball safely inbounds without turning it over. The Eagles set up in a diamond near half court running two guards off of 4 a the top of the key. FGCU got the ball in to 2 on the wing forcing Stetson to foul.

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Stetson – Down by 2 wtih 9.2 seconds left in overtime – Full Court Flat

FGCU made 1 out of 2 free-throws leaving the deficit only at 2 points. Stetson had to go the length of the floor with 9.2 seconds. The Hatters went coast to coast with a drag screen option and got to the rim, but the Eagles were able to block the shot ending the game.

 

 

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Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Tom Billeter at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Kosel joined the staff at Augustana after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado College and before that spent time at Texas Lutheran University and Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, Air Force, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He also founded his own coaching website, HoopsChalkTalk.com, where he shares plays, drills, and coaching notes.
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