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March 8, 2019: Virginia Tech Hokies coach Buzz Williams call a play during NCAA basketball action between the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum Blacksburg, VA. Virginia Tech defeats Miami (Fl) 84 -70. Jonathan Huff/CSM(Credit Image: © Jonathan Huff/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Tournament: Viewing Guide by Style of Play

NCAA Tournament: Viewing Guide by Style of Play

No matter what type of basketball you prefer to watch, the NCAA Tournament has it. Here’s who to watch based on style of play. The beauty of the NCAA Tournament is that it has something to offer for everyone. Upsets, check. Blue-bloods, check. Great defense, check. Creative plays, check. Whatever you are looking for, the tournament

December 9, 2018 - Spartanburg, SC, U.S. - SPARTANBURG, SC - DECEMBER 09: Storm Murphy (5) guard of Wofford advances the ball during a college basketball game between Costal Carolina Chanticleers and Wofford College Terriers on December 9, 2018 at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.  (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © John Byrum/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament: Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise

Which mid-major team will bust brackets in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Here’s a look at four candidates poised to pull off upsets. One of my favorite things about the NCAA tournament is seeing how smaller programs stack up against schools from the power conferences. Mid-major teams don’t often get the same publicity as their much larger opponents, but each year

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Ball Screen Defense: Analyzing Effective Methods

Experimenting with a new ball screen defense in addition to your primary strategy could have huge benefits for your team. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? I recently asked that question via Twitter poll. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? (If vote is “other,” please specify.)

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FastModel Sports x NACBM: The Team Behind The Team

We teamed up with the National Association of Collegiate Basketball Managers (NACBM) for a Final Four celebration. Any basketball coach understands how important it is to have a dedicated managerial staff in order to run a smooth and successful program.  At FastModel Sports, we know that many of these young, hard working individuals will be coaches

February 10, 2019 - Krakow, Poland - Spotify logo is seen on an android mobile phone. (Credit Image: © Omar Marques/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire)

FastDraw: It’s Like Spotify for Basketball Coaches!

See how FastDraw, the #1 play diagramming program, shares similarities to the popular music streaming service Spotify, such as creating custom playbooks and playlists. I’ll admit it – I’m a huge nerd when it comes to two things: basketball and music. Technology is a close third, and it’s actually the bridge that connects those top two together for me.

January 2, 2019 - Villanova, PA, U.S. - January 2, 2019 : Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright talks to senior guard Phil Booth during the NCAA basketball matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and DePaul Blue Demons at the Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM(Credit Image: © Scott Serio/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

What If ‘Transition Offense’ Was Just Called ‘Offense’?

Teams that flow into offense the instant possession is earned are dangerous. Here’s what it takes to develop this strategy. Today’s game of basketball is one of free flowing offense, with a seamless transition from each phase of the game to the next. Many coaches works tirelessly to influence their team to get out and run. Teams that

March 4, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) and Los Angeles Clippers Guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) grab each others jerseys as they go down the court during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the L.A. Clippers on March 04, 2018, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © David Dennis/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Motion Strong Entries And Options

Two “Motion Strong” entries and options from five-out featuring the Brooklyn Nets The Brooklyn Nets (35-33, 7th in East) have taken Motion Strong, a long-time staple of the San Antonio Spurs, and opened up the spacing with a five-out alignment from transition. Like the four-out version popularized by the Spurs, the Nets’ version features a staggered screen and different options

January 11, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors during the Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on January 11, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 122-105) (Credit Image: © Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

The Throw & Go Handoff

The “Throw & Go” handoff can be an effective two-player action for creating an advantage.  Simply put, a throw & go handoff is when a player, typically a guard, passes to another player, typically a big, on the perimeter and chases their pass for a handoff. The guard throws a pass and goes immediately into a handoff

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