2020-21 Season

Film Room: Breaking down Florida State’s defense

Film Room is an X’s and O’s breakdown of Michigan basketball by Gibson Pyper. Pyper has diagrammed almost every offense in college and professional basketball at The Basketball Playbook and is an expert on the X’s and O’s of the game. If you want to learn more about the concepts that Pyper breaks down, make sure to check out his new project, Learn Basketball, an interactive course about basketball strategy, film study and X’s and O’s. 

Today’s Film Room looks at Florida State’s defensive principles, strengths and weaknesses.

Michigan faces off against an athletic Florida State team that checks in at 31st nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency according to KenPom. Michigan has played better defenses this season but it might not have faced a more aggressive defense.

In this edition of Film Room, we are going to look at Florida State’s pressure and switching defensive system. This is by far the most unique defensive team that Michigan has or will face this season, with a combination of athletes, length and pressure that gives teams problems.

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