We went live for a FMS Watch Party with a few coaching friends to break down the Big Ten Tourney title game between Ohio State and Illinois.
Sometimes, you just need something a little different in your basketball game coverage. As a sports software company that prides itself on innovation, we took the opportunity to get creative with a livestream to give coach-centric perspective, and of course share FastDraw diagrams, for the Big Ten tournament final.
Coach Andrew Wingreen of Stetson and college basketball analyst Richie Schueler joined FMS contributor Tony Miller along with FMS Content Manager Robbie Lehman to provide a unique game experience for viewers through a coaching lens. We talked trapping, ball screen coverage, out of bounds situations, player development, making adjustments in game and at halftime, plus so much more.
Illinois, the 2-seed, got off to a quick start, capturing an early double-digit lead by a combination of throwing the ball inside to big man Kofi Cockburn and allow dynamic guards like Ayo Dosumnu and André Curbelo. Each player finished with 16 points.
Our panel all knew 5-seed Ohio State had a run coming, and it happened late in the second half through constantly attacking the paint with guard Duane Washington Jr (32 points) and pounding the post with forward Justice Sueing (22 points).
Chris Holtmann’s Buckeyes were able to force overtime, but in the end, Brad Underwood’s Fighting Illini sealed a narrow 91-88 win at Lucas Oil Arena.
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We often preach to our coaching audience about the benefits of experimentation, calculated risk taking and being open to new ideas, so we took the advice for ourselves and tried something new. Even if you missed the game live, you’ll learn a thing or two from the discussion we had. Hope you enjoy the experiment and we look forward to holding more livestreams as the NCAA tournaments begin!
FMS Watch Party – Video Recap
FMS Watch Party – FastDraw Diagrams
Illinois Fighting Illini
Horns High Low
STS Ball Screen
Back Screen DHO
Consecutive Ball Screens
Brush Screen Dive
Ohio State Buckeyes
Back Screen into Post BLOB
4 Low Duck In BLOB
For more XsOs breakdowns, check out the FastDraw Chalk Talk playlist with Tony Miller on our YouTube channel.
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