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BYU X's & O's: Post Defense

By Josh Furlong, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Dec. 12, 2010 at 11:20 p.m.



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PROVO - BYU Head Coach Dave Rose discusses how executing the defense properly can make all the difference in how effective the team can be at stopping the shot.

Using two different plays, Rose showed how Arizona's Derrick Williams was able to exploit a poorly executed BYU defense in the post. Williams drives the ball into the post, scoring an easy basket because forward Noah Hartsock moved over a little late.

"Our second post guy is supposed to come over and give that double team," Rose said. "[Noah] comes a little bit late, gets split and the ball gets straight to the basket to the rim for points."

On the next play, Rose showed how the double team was executed effectively using a zone defense. As a result, Jimmer Fredette was able to get a steal and score an easy lay-up on the other end.

"There's a difference in executing the [play] and getting the turnover and basket than being a little bit late and giving them the opportunity to score," Rose said.

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