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A new wrinkle in Pitt’s pick and roll defense

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We saw earlier this season the struggles Pitt had with the pick and roll defense (see here). I saw them throw in a new wrinkle with their pick and roll defense against Villanova, which seemed to work pretty well. It involves Gary McGhee hedging on the screen, with the help defender rotating to the roll man, instead of forcing McGhee to recover back to the roll man.

Here we see Mouphtaou Yarou setting the screen for Maalik Wayns. McGhee hedges on the screen and this is where the wrinkle comes in to the defense. McGhee has struggled with recovering to the roll man in the past, so Pitt has worked harder to rotate the help man over to the roll man.

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Written by Joshua Riddell

February 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Inside the play: Pitt’s inbounds play

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Pitt looked strong in its convincing win last night against Illinois-Chicago. There was not much that could be inferred from the game, as Pitt was clearly the dominant team from the onset and proved it all 40 minutes. What I did enjoy was watching one of the inbounds play Pitt ran that got them a bucket.

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Written by Joshua Riddell

November 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm

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