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NCAA T o u r n a m e n t
2014: Best X's & O's
Table o f Contents

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Zone Offense

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Double Edge (Uconn)

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2 2 Through (Dayton)

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3 Out Flash (Oregon)

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Man-To-Man Sets

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Flip Fan (Arizona)

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U Rip Sting (Gonzaga)

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Horns Pop Dive Lifted (Iowa State)

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Chin Denver (Louisville)

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Slide Pop (Michigan)

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Slice Drew (Michigan)

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Flip Quick Chin Eye (Michigan St)

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AI Bobcat Double (Michigan St)

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Zip Pin Mercer (Mercer)

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Zip Pin Run Spread (Mercer)

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Floppy Fan (Virginia)

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NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's - Contents (cont.)
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Florida Elbow Series

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3.1

Bobcat

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Bobcat Rip

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Bobcat Chicago

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BLOB

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Flat Top Eye (Dayton)

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Wrap Drew Special

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All Contents Proprietary 5 2 1 4 sprints u p t o set a ball screen o n the guard's outside shoulder o n 2's catch.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. . 3 runs baseline. 3 Double Edge (Uconn) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Zone O Zone O Uconn Uconn Frame 1 3 Frame 2 X 3 4 X X X 5 X 2 X X 4 X X X 1 As 1 comes o f f 5's ball screen and throws ahead t o 2 .

2 dribbles o f f as 5 steps into the middle defender t o seal.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 4 2 2 Through (Dayton) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Zone O Zone O Dayton Dayton Frame 1 Frame 2 3 5 X X X X X 4 X 5 X 4 3 X 2 1 1 and 3 play catch. . All Contents Proprietary X 2 X 1 4 screens the defensive guard's outside shoulder. 3 runs through o n his pass back t o 1 .

5 3 Out Flash (Oregon) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Frame 1 Zone O Zone O Oregon Oregon Frame 2 4 5 3 2 4 5 3 2 1 1 1 and 2 play catch. 1 cuts hard into the lane).NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 2 cuts t o a spot just below the FT line. 1 reverses the ball t o 3 . All Contents Proprietary From here. Often this pass back will get the forward zone defender t o come u p t o play 2 leaving the baseline open. he dribble-pushes 1 (pulling 2 o u t o f the high post). Zone O Zone O Oregon Oregon Frame 3 Frame 4 4 5 4 2 5 2 3 1 3 1 If 3 can't pass i t t o 2 . . On 1's pass t o 3 . 3 looks t o h i t 2 o n the free throw line. 3 can pass i t t o either wing t o trigger a FT line flash by the opposite wing (1 throws back t o 2 . (4 and 5 cross o n this).

6 Flip Fan (Arizona) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Arizona Arizona Frame 1 Frame 2 1 5 5 4 3 2 4 3 2 1 1 / 2 DHO. Set Play Arizona Frame 3 4 1 2 3 5 I f 2 isn't open f o r a jumper. 5 comes t o set a ball screen. 4 quick p i n down f o r 3 o u t o f transition. 2 throws ahead t o 3 and comes o f f a flare screen f r o m 5 (who has looped u p the court).NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. All Contents Proprietary .

1 passes t o 2 and UCLA cuts o f f 4 .NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. Set Play Gonzaga Frame 3 3 4 1 2 5 5 reverses the ball t o 1 as 3 sets a r i p screen f o r 4 . All Contents Proprietary 2 comes o f f 4's ball screen and throws ahead t o 5 . 3 screens down f o r 1 . 5 and 2 screen f o r 3 . . 7 U Rip Sting (Gonzaga) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Gonzaga Gonzaga Frame 1 Frame 2 3 2 1 3 2 5 4 4 5 1 Both 2 and 3 flash t o the wings.

.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. Set Play Iowa State 4 Frame 3 2 3 5 1 5 pass fakes a reversal pass t o 2 before throwing t o 1 and quickly sprinting into a ball screen f o r him. 1 dribbles o f f 3 . 1 hits 3 o n his p o p (5 spaces a step o r t w o t o his left). All Contents Proprietary 3 reverses t o 5 and cuts hard t o the rim. 8 Horns Pop Dive Lifted (Iowa State) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Iowa State Iowa State 4 Frame 1 2 5 4 Frame 2 2 3 1 5 3 1 Starting i n a horns alignment.

4 sprints t o set a down screen f o r 2 . 2 comes o f f looking shot. All Contents Proprietary 4 dribbles hard at 2 . 9 Chin Denver (Louisville) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Louisville Louisville Frame 1 Frame 2 1 5 2 2 3 3 5 4 4 1 1 passes guard-to-guard t o 4 and cuts o f f 5's chin screen. 2 cuts hard backdoor.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 4 picks u p his dribble and throws back t o 5 . Set Play Louisville Frame 3 1 2 3 4 5 Immediately after his pass t o 5 . .

.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. he utilizes Beilein's "donut pivot" (a 360-degree spin) as 4 comes t o set a ball screen going t o 2's right hand. 1 0 Slide Pop (Michigan) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Michigan Michigan 3 Frame 1 4 3 Frame 2 1 4 5 5 2 1 2 1 passes t o 4 sprinting o u t o f the corner and cuts through. 2 fills 1's vacated spot (traditional action o u t o f 2-guard). Set Play Michigan 3 Frame 3 1 5 4 2 2 throws t o 4 o n his p o p f o r a shot. All Contents Proprietary On 2's catch.

5 flashes f o r a catch f r o m 4 . Set Play Michigan 1 Frame 3 3 4 2 5 5 utilizes Beilein's "donut pivot" t o feign ball reversal t o 3 before dribbling at 2 f o r a DHO. 1 1 Slice Drew (Michigan) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Michigan Michigan Frame 1 4 3 1 Frame 2 3 2 5 5 2 1 1 passes t o 4 and cuts through (as does 2). All Contents Proprietary 4 . 4 cuts over the t o p o f 2 .NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg.

1 2 Flip Quick Chin Eye (Michigan St) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Michigan State Michigan State Frame 1 1 Frame 2 5 5 3 4 2 4 3 2 1 1 / 2 dribble flip as 4 quicks f o r 3 . 5 lifts u p the court. they move quickly t o the left side o f the court t o open the entire right side f o r an isolation f o r 3 (Gary Harris). 1 runs through. . Set Play Michigan State Frame 3 4 1 2 5 3 All Contents Proprietary 2 throws across t o 3 and moves t o cut o f f 5's chin screen.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. As soon as 2 and 5 come together.

All Contents Proprietary 2 passes t o 3 coming o f f a double screen set by 4 and 5 .NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 1 3 AI Bobcat Double (Michigan St) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Michigan State Michigan State Frame 1 Frame 2 3 4 5 3 2 1 2 5 4 1 2 AI cuts over the t o p o f 4 and 5 . . 1 passes t o 2 o n the left wing and follows his pass.

4 sets a narrow p i n f o r 3 . . 5 has sprinted u p the court t o set a ball screen f o r 3 . 1 4 Zip Pin Mercer (Mercer) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Mercer Mercer Frame 1 Frame 2 3 2 1 4 5 4 5 3 2 1 1 makes a dribble entry t o the right wing as 2 zipper cuts o f f 5 f o r a catch. All Contents Proprietary 2 makes a tight guard-to-guard pass (the poor spacing is by design) and cuts hard just below 3 .NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. On 2's catch.

1 5 Zip Pin Run Spread (Mercer) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Mercer Mercer Frame 1 Frame 2 3 1 2 4 5 5 4 3 2 1 Zipper action o f o u t a b o x set with a weakside p i n down f o r 3 .NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 5 begins running into a ball screen f o r 1 as 4 moves t o the weakside o f the court t o assume a "lifted position" oppo the ball screen. All Contents Proprietary 3 passes t o 1 coming o f f his baseline cut. 2 sprints through after his guard-to-guard pass. . 1 runs through along the baseline. Set Play Mercer Frame 3 2 3 4 5 1 A t o n o f movement leading into a side pick and roll with ballside corner filled and 2 players spread o n the weak.

NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 1 6 Floppy Fan (Virginia) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Virginia Frame 1 2 3 5 4 1 All Contents Proprietary .

1 7 Bobcat NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Florida Frame 1 3 2 4 5 1 1 passes t o 4 o n the left elbow and follows his pass (over the t o p o f 4).NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 5 turns t o set a wide p i n down f o r 2 . All Contents Proprietary .

All Contents Proprietary I f 1 can't h i t 5 f o r a paint catch. . 4 passes t o 1 .NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. he looks t o pass t o 3 coming o f f the screen-the-screener action. 1 8 Bobcat Rip NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Florida Florida Frame 1 Frame 2 3 2 2 3 5 1 4 5 4 1 1 passes t o 4 at the left elbow and follows his pass. 3 sprints t o set a r i p screen f o r 5 . 5 moves as i f is going t o screen f o r 2 .

1 9 Bobcat Chicago NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Set Play Set Play Florida Florida Frame 1 Frame 2 2 3 3 1 2 5 4 5 4 1 1 passes t o 5 at the left elbow and follows his pass f o r a fake handoff.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. Set Play Florida Frame 3 3 1 4 5 2 All Contents Proprietary 2 comes o f f 4's down screen right into a DHO f r o m 5 . 4 down screens f o r 2 . .

Top o f key iso f o r 2 . 5 breaks corner f o r a catch as 2 lifts t o the t o p o f the key.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 1 . All Contents Proprietary 5 passes t o 2 . 2 0 Flat Top Eye (Dayton) NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Frame 1 BLOB BLOB Dayton Dayton 3 Frame 2 3 1 2 5 4 4 5 2 Out o f a 4 .f l a t alignment.

4 wraps around 5 . 1 . 4 steps o u t f o r a catch.NCAA Tournament 2014: Best X's & O's pg. 2 1 Wrap Drew Special NCAA T o u r n a m e n t 2014: Best X's & O's Frame 1 BLOB BLOB Tennessee Tennessee Frame 2 2 2 4 5 4 1 5 3 3 Starting i n a b o x alignment. As 4 wraps around his body. All Contents Proprietary 2 passes t o 5 and follows f o r a handoff.