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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!

Prepare for the Upcoming Season with our All Access Basketball Practice DVDs!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 25, 2013

Coach Tubby Smith provides an inside look at three days of intense workouts. From defensive principles to offensive entries to his annual coach’s clinic, you’ll see everything that contributes to his overall success.

All Access Basketball Practice with Tubby Smith

All Access Basketball Practice with Tubby Smith

  • Get a first-hand look at NCAA Champion and Naismith Coach of the Year Tubby Smith’s offensive and defensive philosophy
  • Get pick-and-roll entries that deliver back-door layups and open jumpers in the paint
  • Learn progressive defensive build-up drills; 1-on-1 turn, 2-on-2 side, 3-on-3 screen away, 4-on-4 shell, and 5-on-5 half court  



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A Collection of Plays Geared to Attack Man-to-Man Defenses

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This week’s playbook series offers three dynamic offensive sets designed to beat tough man-to-man defenses. The plays — submitted by some of the top names in college basketball — offer a wide variety of options for teams across every level, from quick-hitters to pick and rolls and to pressure situations. Each play is also broken down into three key components and accompanied by a short video clip to help you integrate into your next basketball practice.

A Quick-Hitter Out of a Flex Set

by Gary Williams, University of Maryland Men’s Head Basketball Coach

Positioning: In this quick-hitter, 1 starts out at the top of the key. 2 and 3 are on opposite blocks below the hoop. 5 is foul-line extended and just inside of the 3-point arc, while 4 is on the left wing just beyond the 3-point arc.

The Set-Up: 5 starts with a “V” cut into the lane and then screens on-ball at the top of the key. 1 then dribbles to the right and around the pick and looks for the pick and roll with 5, who is now cutting backside to the hoop after making the initial screen. Meanwhile, if 5 isn’t open, 2 sets a pick in the middle of the lane for 3, who cuts through, around the backside and heads to the left side of the free throw line. 4 also cuts in and makes a screen for 3 coming around the back edge.

The Finish: If the pick and roll isn’t open, 1 then looks to dish off to 3 for the open jumper on the weakside elbow.



by Tubby Smith, University of Minnesota Men’s Head Basketball Coach

Positioning: In Dive, 1 starts out on the right side between half court and the 3-point arc. 2 is in the far right corner, 5 is on the near block, 4 is at the top of the key and 3 is on the left side wing around the 3-point arc.

The Set-Up: 1 starts out by dribbling from the right side to the center. 5 then sets a screen for 3 on the weakside wing at the 3-point line. Meanwhile, 4 dives hard to the basket. 1 now passes to 3 on the left wing and 3 is free to shoot the 3-pointer if he’s open. If not, 3 and 5 initiate a pick and roll game. However, if the pick and roll isn’t open, 1 and 4 set a double screen on the far side elbow and 2 comes off the screen and receives the pass from 3 at the top of the key.

The Finish: 1 passes to 3 on the far side wing for an open jumper after the screen from 5. If an open shot is not available, 5 and 3 can run a pick and roll game together. The final option is for 2 to take a jumper from the top of the key after the double screen set by 4 and 1. 3 hits 2 with the pass for the wide open shot.


A Great Play to End a Quarter

by Andy Landers, University of Georgia Women’s Head Basketball Coach

Positioning: In this play, 1 has the ball at the top of the key. 2 is on the right wing and 3 is on the left wing. 4 and 5 are situated on opposite blocks beneath the basket.

The Set-Up: 4 flashes to the free throw line as 1 passes to 2 on the right wing before cutting to the nearside corner. 2 then passes to 4 in the middle and then cuts through the lane to the opposite block. Next, 4 swings the ball to 3 on the left wing and 5 sets a baseline pick for 1. The 1 player takes his time and walks to the screen before cutting hard around the paint and up to the top of the key.

The Finish: 3 passes to 1, who looks for the quick shot at the top of the key. If the shot isn’t there for 1, 5 and 4 set picks for 2 in the lane and then 2 cuts around the screen to the far side wing. 1 dishes off to 2 on the wing for the open jumper.


The plays featured in this week’s playbook series — along with dozens more — can be found in Championship Productions’ DVD “60 Plays to Attack Man-to-Man Defenses.” For more team drills and plays, click here.

New Basketball DVDs featuring Vanderveer, Leitao & Smith!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We have recently released three new basketball DVDs featuring Tara Vanderveer, Dave Leitao, and Tubby Smith

Tara VanDerVeer: Disguising Your Quick Hitters for Man and Zone
Dave Leitao: Offensive Sets for the 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense
Tubby Smith: Ball-Line Defense


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