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1-4 to Score: Disguise Offensive Sets Using 1-4 High Alignment

1-4 to Score: Disguise Offensive Sets Using 1-4 High Alignment

The 1-4 High alignment is one of the best ways to begin offense as it offers so many options, and works vs both man and zone defenses. Summer is almost over and coaches across the country are preparing for the start of the 19-20 basketball season.  Coaches use this time to analyze, modify, and adjust

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)

Basketball Strategy: There’s No “Right” Way to Play or Coach

It’s all about preference – teams with various styles of play are succeeding in today’s game, as evidenced by recent champions. During the 2019 men’s NCAA Tournament, basketball coaches and fans across the world saw a collection of some of the best games in recent memory. Specifically, the Sweet Sixteen and Eight Eight featured teams with

December 3, 2018 - East Lansing, MI, U.S. - EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 03: Michigan State Spartans guard Cassius Winston (5) rushes up the court in transition during a Big Ten Conference college basketball game between Michigan State and Iowa on December 3, 2018, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI. (Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Adam Ruff/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Final Four Preview: Michigan State’s Championship Identity

An analysis of the culture that defines Michigan State, which has led to another Final Four trip. Plus, some top plays to look for. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Virginia | Auburn When people mention the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, the first person that comes to mind is Head Coach Tom Izzo.

December 15, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN, U.S. - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 15: Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) dribbles on the perimeter during the Crossroads Classic basketball game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish on December 15, 2018, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Zach Bolinger/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament: Top Plays from the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight

A recap of the most important and unique plays from the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight – download these sets now! Another wild weekend of March Madness produced some excellent #XsOs! From ATO’s to Press Breaks, BLOB’s to SLOB’s, Quick Hitters to multi-option sets, here are some of the most unique and important plays we saw

April 2, 2018 - San Antonio, Texas, USA - Villanova head basketball coach Jay Wright celebrates during the net-cutting ceremony after defeating Michigan in the NCAA National Championship basketball game of the NCAA Final Four tournament at the Alamodome on Monday, Apr. 2, 2018. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines, 79-62, to win their third overall national title and the second in three years. (Credit Image: © Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 6-10

College basketball is here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. Hallelujah, college basketball has returned! When the 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was released, of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share

December 6, 2017 - Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S. - Michigan State's forward Kenny Goins (25) blocks out Rutgers forward Eugene Omoruyi (11) in the second half during NCAA basketball action between the Michigan State Spartans and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan State defeated Rutgers 62-52. Duncan Williams/CSM(Credit Image: © Duncan Williams/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Video Playbook: Michigan State Transition Offense

Five-Part video series detailing Transition Offense concepts with the help of the Michigan State Spartans Green is the color of March. As we flip the calendar to the favorite month of College Basketball fans, the green-clad Michigan State Spartans once again look primed for a top seed and another March Madness run. Michigan State (28-3,

March 13, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN. U.S. - Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and the Spartan bench watch as Purdue jumps out into the lead in the first half during the finals of the Big Ten Conference mens basketball tournament between Purdue and Michigan State at the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN...Michigan State 66, Purdue 62.Mark Davis/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Mark Davis/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Tournament – Midwest Region Preview

The Midwest region is loaded with some great #XsOs and great coaches. Michigan State, Virginia, and Iowa State are all top 10 efficient offenses, and add Purdue, Gonzaga, Butler, Utah & Texas Tech and you have half of the teams in the top 30 in half court efficiency (KenPom Rankings). The fascinating part is that every team

March 11, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN. U.S. - Michigan State Spartans guard Bryn Forbes #5 hits a shot over Ohio State Buckeyes center Trevor Thompson #32 in the first half during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference mens basketball tournament between Michigan State and Ohio State at the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN...Michigan State 81, Ohio State 54.Mark Davis/Cal Sport Media(Credit Image: © Mark Davis/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Michigan State Down Screens

Michigan State (#2 seed, Midwest Region) is making their customary push into March led by player-of-the year candidate Denzel Valentine. But Valentine is not the only weapon Tom Izzo has at his disposal. Sharpshooting guard Bryn Forbes (14.4 ppg, .484 3P%) has been scorching the nets of late. The Spartans often set down screens to free

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