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BYU X's & O's: Transition Attack

By Josh Furlong, Contributor | Posted - Jan. 31, 2011 at 6:27 p.m.

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PROVO - BYU is typically considered one of the most up-tempo and high- scoring teams in the country, with an offense that pushes the ball up the court. One of the ways that the Cougars are so successful is in their transition offense.

"What we're trying to do is find ways to run," coach Dave Rose said. "Getting the missed shot is the first thing and then rebounding to secure the possession."

Once the post player secures the rebound, the wings run up court, looking for the pass and an easy bucket. If the defense is able to get back quickly, the wings work the ball into the post hoping for a quick two points.

Effectively executing the transition offense keeps the defense from getting in place before the plays are set. This is especially the case on a turnover because there is a quick shift in the momentum of play.

"The hardest thing to guard in transition is the turnover," Rose said.

Josh Furlong


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