Plays of the Week – Northern Iowa Set Plays

By Wes Kosel

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Here are five set plays from Northern Iowa Head Coach Ben Jacobson. Jacobson’s teams are always interesting to watch. He runs a ton of different actions and his players really understand how to play in his offense.


Triple Corner Drive

The point guard gets to create in this play with three players overloaded in the right corner. This works great for a left-handed guard.

Triple Corner Dive


3 cuts off of a screen from 5 and then Panthers then go into a ball screen / DHO / ball screen combo action.

PNR Combo

Horns Stagger Shallow Roll

4 and 5 set up as if they are setting a staggered horns screen, but as soon as 1 clears 5, 4 makes a shallow roll out to the right wing.

Horns Stagger Shallow Roll

High Flat Drive

Once again, the point guard has the freedom in this play to create off of the dribble. 4 can move as necessary to get open inside.

High Flat Drive

High Twist

1 uses a high ball screen from 5, but if it isn’t there he turns and uses the screen again.

High Twist

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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,, where he shares plays, drills, and coaching notes.
March 7, 2014 – St. Louis, Missouri, U.S – University of Northern Iowa head coach BEN JACOBSON talks to one of his players in the huddle at the Missouri Valley Conference Arch Madness Tournament second round where Southern Illinois beat University of Northern Iowa 63-58 (Credit Image: © Richard Ulreich/

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