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Championship Productions Weekly Winners 2/8-2/14: Kansas Halts the Oklahoma Offense

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 15, 2016

Last week featured a total of 14 wins by Championship Productions authors over top 25 teams! Let’s take a look back and highlight some of the best victories of the week.

Congrats to the following coaches and teams!

Gold Medal

No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks 76, No 3. Oklahoma Sooners 72

The rematch of January 4th’s amazing triple overtime game lived up to the hype. The Jayhawks raced out to a 14 point lead in the first half on the road, but Oklahoma stormed back to take the lead just a couple minutes into the second half. In the end, KU edged the Sooners to jump back into a tie at the top of the Big 12 Conference standings.

The key stat of the game was Kansas holding Oklahoma to 33% shooting from the field. Considering the Sooners are one of the best offensive teams in the country, limiting them to 20 made shots on 60 attempts is a great defensive effort from the Jayhawks.

Get coaching instruction from Kansas head coach Bill Self!

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Silver Medal

Northern Iowa 53, No. 25 Wichita State 50

Northern Iowa has had some ups and downs this year, but when they play their best, they’ve proved they can beat anyone as shown by their wins over North Carolina and Iowa State earlier in the year. On Saturday, the Panthers added another impressive win to their resume by knocking off Wichita State on the road. The loss by the Shockers snapped their 43-game home winning streak.

Taking a look at the box score in this one, some odd things stand out. Despite winning, Northern Iowa was out-rebounded 48-27 on the glass, including giving up 20 offensive rebounds to Wichita State. The Panthers themselves only grabbed one offensive board all game. The Shockers took 18 more shots from the field than UNI, but both teams ended up draining 20 shots each.

Get coaching instruction from Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson!

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Bronze Medal

Creighton 70, No. 5 Xavier 56

The Bluejays jumped out to an early lead and never let it evaporate en route to an upset over Big East foe Xavier. The Musketeers had a horrendous shooting night from long range, only connecting on one of their 24 3-pointers.

Additionally, Creighton held Xavier to just 30% shooting from the field. Going 19/26 from the free throw stripe helped the Bluejays keep the lead at an arm’s length all night long. The double-digit margin of victory over a top 5 team is what gives them this week’s final medal.

Get coaching instruction from Creighton head coach Greg McDermott!

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Honorable Mentions

No. 18 Purdue 82, No. 8 Michigan State 81 – The Boilermakers outlasted the Spartans in overtime and made seven more free throws than MSU attempted.

Get coaching instruction from Purdue head coach Matt Painter!

Indiana 85, No. 4 Iowa 78 – Each team hauled in 19 offensive boards, leading to tons of second-chance opportunities. The Hoosiers made their free throws down the stretch to preserve the victory at home.

Get coaching instruction from Indiana head coach Tom Crean!

Duke 63, No. 7 Virginia 62 – This one ended with a banked-in buzzer-beater in the lane that Virginia fans thought was preceded by a travel and Duke fans thought the shooter was fouled on. No whistle was blown and the Blue Devils picked up a big win in ACC action.

Get coaching instruction from Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski!

Texas Tech over No. 14 Iowa State and No. 21 Baylor – The Red Raiders took down a pair of ranked opponents this week in Iowa State and Baylor. The game against ISU was a 85-82 overtime victory at home, while the win over Baylor was a 84-66 mauling on the road.

Get coaching instruction from Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith!

The Best Basketball Training Workouts on the Internet!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, December 14, 2015


If you’ve spent hours on Google and YouTube searching for basketball workouts and basketball training programs, but haven’t been able to find anything with real substance, then it’s time to stop searching endlessly and get everything you need in one place!

Smart Basketball Training is the most revolutionary online basketball training program on the market. Put together by Austin McBeth, a former point guard at Iowa State University, Smart Basketball Training has all the basketball workouts, skills, tips and tricks in a collection of hundreds of videos made with aspiring athletes in mind. Whether you want to improve your shooting, passing, finishing or ball handling, there’s something for everyone in the Smart Basketball Training program.

Of course, what really separates Smart Basketball Training from the other basketball training programs is the HOW and WHY that goes behind each drill. Not only will you receive great training videos, you’ll also get instruction on the thinking and intelligence required to become an elite basketball player!

The Smart Basketball Training program is designed for players of all athletic abilities and skill levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner that only plays pickup ball with your friends, or an up-and-coming high school star ready to explode into the college ranks; there’s always SOMETHING you can improve in your game, and Smart Basketball Training is what can take you from average to good, or even good to great!

There are two different plans in Smart Basketball Training. The first plan is the “Pro” plan, which gives you 124 drills from Austin McBeth that cover all the essential skills of offensive basketball in addition to bonus IQ drills and special moves! In all, you’ll get almost eight hours of instruction that you can use to take your game to the next level. Coach McBeth has also created three different workouts, a 30-day workout, a shooting workout, and a ball handling workout, that can help you use the Smart Basketball Training drills in an order that quickly maximizes the amount of improvement in your game!

Of course, if you’re always on the go and don’t want to be sitting in front of your computer to watch basketball drills, have no fear! Smart Basketball Training has a great app for iPhone and Android that you can use to access the program at any time and any place!

If you’re part of the select breed of people who are willing to put everything you have on the line to become a better player, then the “Elite” plan is what can help you achieve your dreams. The Elite plan includes everything in the Pro plan, PLUS an extra 101 drills (225 drills total!) from some of the most respected and recognized basketball trainers in the world!

The Elite trainers include: Ganon Baker, Rob McClanaghan, Mike Procopio, Micah Lancaster, Lyndsey Fennelly and Billy Donovan. They’ve personally trained hundreds of professional athletes, including NBA stars Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and Kevin Love! In all, you’ll get 11.5 hours of instruction in the Elite plan — enough to perfect your game during the season, or take it to a whole new level in the off-season!

What are you waiting for? Sign up for Smart Basketball Training today and start taking advantage of the best basketball skills workouts on the internet!

Top Teams in 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are Championship Productions’ Authors!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The NCAA D-I Men’s Basketball Tournament officially tips off on Tuesday when the “First Four” games will kick off this year’s tourney. We are excited to see who will emerge as this year’s Cinderella, and also find out which team will claim the title! Championship Productions has had the privilege of working with 40 of the coaches in this year’s field, including the coaches of all four 1-seeds and 11/12 of the top 3 seeds! Now, you can gain knowledge and instruction from some of the best coaches in men’s college basketball. Below is a list of the tournament coaches we have worked with. Check out the world class list of Championship Productions’ authors and what their teams accomplished this year, and click on the coaches’ names to see more information about their products:

#1 seed: Kentucky Wildcats – Head Coach, John Calipari – (34-0) SEC regular season champions, SEC Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Villanova Wildcats – Head Coach, Jay Wright – (32-2) Big East regular season champions, Big East Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Duke Blue Devils – Head Coach, Mike Krzyzewski – (29-4) ACC runner-ups.
#1 seed: Wisconsin Badgers – Head Coach, Bo Ryan – (31-3) Big Ten regular season champions, Big Ten Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Arizona Wildcats – Head Coach, Sean Miller – (31-3) Pac-12 regular season champions, Pac-12 Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Gonzaga Bulldogs – Head Coach, Mark Few – (32-2) WCC regular season champions, WCC Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Kansas Jayhawks – Head Coach, Bill Self – (26-8) Big 12 regular season champions.
#3 seed: Iowa State Cyclones – Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg – (25-8) Big 12 runner-ups. Big 12 Tournament champions.
#3 seed: Baylor Bears – Head Coach, Scott Drew – (24-9) 4th place Big 12.
#3 seed: Oklahoma Sooners – Head Coach, Lon Kruger – (22-10) 3rd place Big 12.
#3 seed: Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Head Coach, Mike Brey – (29-5) 3rd place ACC, ACC Tournament champions.
#4 seed: North Carolina Tar Heels – Head Coach, Roy Williams – (24-11) 5th place ACC.
#4 seed: Louisville Cardinals – Head Coach, Rick Pitino – (24-8) 4th place ACC.
#5 seed: West Virginia Mountaineers – Head Coach, Bob Huggins – (23-9) 5th place Big 12.
#5 seed: Arkansas Razorbacks – Head Coach, Mike Anderson – (26-8) SEC runner-ups.
#5 seed: Northern Iowa Panthers – Head Coach, Ben Jacobson – (30-3) MVC runner-ups, MVC Tournament champions.
#6 seed: Xavier Musketeers – Head Coach, Chris Mack – (21-13) 6th place Big East.
#6 seed: SMU Mustangs – Head Coach, Larry Brown – (27-6) AAC regular season champions, AAC Tournament champions.
#7 seed: Wichita State Shockers – Head Coach, Gregg Marshall – (28-4) MVC regular season champions.
#7 seed: VCU Rams – Head Coach, Shaka Smart – (26-9) 4th place A-10, A-10 Tournament champions.
#7 seed: Michigan State Spartans – Head Coach, Tom Izzo – (23-11) 3rd place Big Ten.
#7 seed: Iowa Hawkeyes – Head Coach, Fran McCaffery – (21-11) 4th place Big Ten.
#8 seed: Cincinnati Bearcats – Head Coach, Mick Cronin – (22-10) 4th place AAC.
#8 seed: Oregon Ducks – Head Coach, Dana Altman – (25-9) 3rd place Pac-12.
#8 seed: NC State Wolfpack – Head Coach, Mark Gottfried – (20-13) 7th place ACC.
#9 seed: Purdue Boilermakers – Head Coach, Matt Painter – (21-12) 5th place Big Ten.
#9 seed: Oklahoma State Cowboys – Head Coach, Travis Ford – (18-13) 7th place Big 12.
#10 seed: Indiana Hoosiers – Head Coach, Tom Crean – (20-13) 7th place Big Ten.
#10 seed: Davidson Wildcats – Head Coach, Bob McKillop – (24-7) A-10 regular season champions.
#10 seed: Georgia Bulldogs – Head Coach, Mark Fox – (21-11) 4th place SEC.
#11 seed: BYU Cougars – Head Coach, Dave Rose – (25-9) 2nd place WCC.
#11 seed: Boise State Broncos – Head Coach, Leon Rice – (25-8) Mountain West regular season champions.
#11 seed: Dayton Flyers – Head Coach, Archie Miller – (25-8) 2nd place A-10.
#11 seed: UCLA Bruins – Head Coach, Steve Alford – (20-13) 4th place Pac-12.
#11 seed: Ole Miss Rebels – Head Coach, Andy Kennedy – (20-12) 6th place SEC.
#12 seed: Stephen F. Austin – Head Coach, Brad Underwood – (29-4) Southland regular season champions, Southland Tournament champions.
#12 seed: Wyoming Cowboys – Head Coach, Larry Shyatt – (25-9) 4th place MWC, MWC Tournament champions.
#14 seed: UAB Blazers – Head Coach, Jerod Haase – (19-15) 5th place Conference USA, Conference USA Tournament champions.
#16 seed: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers – Head Coach, Cliff Ellis – (24-9) 3rd place Big South, Big South Tournament champions.
#16 seed: Robert Morris Colonials – Head Coach, Andrew Toole – (19-14) 2nd place NEC, NEC Tournament champions.

Top Teams in 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament are Championship Productions’ Authors!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The NCAA D-I Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off March 20! This is an exciting time of the year for women’s basketball and we are looking forward to the games.  We would like to point out that we have worked with coaches on some of the top teams in the tournament, and all together Championship Productions’ authors are on 11 of these teams! Athletes, parents, and coaches, you can learn from some of the best coaches in women’s college basketball. Check out the world class list of Championship Productions’ authors and what their teams accomplished this year, and click on the coaches’ names to see more information about their products:

#1 seed: Connecticut Huskies – Head Coach, Geno Auriemma – (32-1) AAC regular season champions, AAC Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Maryland Terrapins – Head Coach, Brenda Frese – (30-2) Big Ten regular season champions, Big Ten Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Tennessee Lady Vols – Head Coach, Holly Warlick – (27-5) SEC regular season champions.
#3 seed: Louisville Cardinals – Head Coach, Jeff Walz – (25-6) 3rd place ACC.
#4 seed: Duke Blue Devils – Head Coach, Joanne Palombo-McCallie – (21-10) 5th place ACC.
#4 seed: Stanford Cardinal – Head Coach, Tara VanDerveer – (24-9) 3rd place Pac-12, Pac-12 Tournament champions.
#5 seed: Oklahoma Sooners – Head Coach, Sherri Coale – (20-11) 2nd place Big 12.
#8 seed: Rutgers Scarlet Knights – Head Coach, C. Vivian Stringer – (22-9) 5th place Big Ten.
#8 seed: Syracuse Orange – Head Coach, Quentin Hillsman – (21-9) 4th place ACC.
#9 seed: DePaul Blue Demons – Head Coach, Doug Bruno – (26-7) Big East regular season co-champions, Big East Tournament champions.
#10 seed: Iowa State Cyclones – Head Coach, Bill Fennelly – (18-12) 5th place Big 12.

Championship Productions is Ready for March Madness!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As both the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four Tournaments begin, we are excited and proud that we have worked with so many coaches in these tournaments! See below for the coaches we’ve worked with :

         Men’s                                                                                                          Women’s

Billy Donovan (Florida)                                                                                                              Geno Auriemma (Connecticut)

Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh)                                                                                                           Andy Landers (Georgia)

Shaka Smart (VCU)                                                                                                                  Doug Bruno (DePaul)

Steve Alford (UCLA)                                                                                                                  Sherri Coale (Oklahoma)

Danny Manning (Tulsa)                                                                                                              Joanne Palombo-McCallie (Duke)

Archie Miller (Dayton)                                                                                                                Rick Insell (Middle Tennessee)

Jim Boeheim (Syracuse)                                                                                                            Sylvia Hatchell (North Carolina)

Johnny Dawkins (Stanford)                                                                                                         Bill Fennelly (Iowa State)

Bill Self (Kansas)                                                                                                                       Tara Vanderveer (Stanford)

Cliff Ellis (Coastal Carolina)                                                                                                         Sharon Versyp (Purdue)

Mick Cronin (Cincinnati)                                                                                                              Quentin Hillsman (Syracuse)

Tom Izzo (Michigan State)                                                                                                           Brenda Frese (Maryland)

Roy Williams (North Carolina)                                                                                                      Jeff Walz (Louisville)

Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State)

Kevin Ollie (Connecticut)

Phil Martelli (Saint Josephs)

Jay Wright (Villanova)

Sean Miller (Arizona)

Mark Few (Gonzaga)

Travis Ford (Oklahoma State)

Lon Kruger (Oklahoma)

Saul Phillips (North Dakota State)

Steve Fisher (San Diego State)

Scott Drew (Baylor)

Tim Miles (Nebraska)

Greg McDermott (Creighton)

Dana Altman (Oregon)

Dave Rose (BYU)

Gregg Marshall (Wichita State)

John Calipari (Kentucky)

Bruce Weber (Kansas State)

Mark Gottfried (NC State)

Chris Mack (Xavier)

Rick Pitino (Louisville)

Fran McCaffery (Iowa)

Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)


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