2-3 Zone

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Analysis  

Breaking down Michigan’s zone defense

Michigan’s zone defense has gone from an occasional wrinkle to a staple over the first month of the Big Ten season. Today we take a closer look at Michigan’s 2-3 and 1-3-1 zones and how effective they have been for the Wolverines this season.

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2012-2013 Season  

Notebook: Beilein readies zone offense, emphasizes transition

Bryan Fuller ATLANTA — After Florida lost to Michigan in the Midwest regional final, Gators head coach Billy Donovan said he thought Mitch McGary would be less effective against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone because there wouldn’t […]

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2012-2013 Season  

Beating the Zone Part 2: Ball Screens

There’s been a lot of talk about the high post in beating Syracuse’s 2-3 zone – this site included –  but look for Michigan to stick to one of the things that it knows best […]

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2012-2013 Season  

Beating the Zone Part 1: Louisville and the high post

Louisville was the last team to successfully dismantle the Syracuse zone. The Cardinals scored 56 points in the second half against Syracuse and finished the game scoring 1.20 points per possession. That was the second […]

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2012-2013 Season  

Notebook: McGary stays hungry, humble amid tourney run

It’s understandable for the NBA to be interested in Mitch McGary. At a deceptively coordinated and agile 6-foot-10, his ceiling is hard to place, not to mention the fact that his production has been rapidly […]

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2010-2011 Season  

Breaking Down the Syracuse 2-3 Zone

Photo Credit: CNYCentral / Syracuse.com Jim Boeheim is widely renowned as the best zone coach in college basketball. He is one of the only coaches that utilizes a zone as his primary defense, rather than […]

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