Indiana brought defensive intensity against Butler on Sunday night and forced the Bulldogs into not one, but two shot clock violations.
A look at those two possessions, as well as a Victor Oladipo block in the latest edition of Film Session.
1) SMITH’S AIR BALL
Butler isn’t able to get anything going, so Ronald Nored looks to the bench to get another play going with 18 seconds to go on the shot clock:
Andrew Smith uses his body to try and give Nored some separation:
But Oladipo stays with him and he picks up his dribble:
Nored kicks it over to Khyle Marshall, who looks for a posted-up Smith. With Zeller covering Smith, he passes back up to Nored:
With the shot clock winding down, Smith comes up to set a pick for Nored, but it’s not strong enough and Oladipo fights through:
Nored gives it up to Smith, and the big man notices just four seconds remain on the clock:
He fires a contested three — not usually a shot he’d take — and it hits only the backboard as the clock expires: