While watching the NCAA tournament the last two weeks I decided to chart the type of shots taken and what time the shots are taken on the shot clock.
The Harvard vs New Mexico game was a prime example of managing the shot clock properly. Harvard while using their “Passing Game” offense to control the tempo of the game and thus they won the game.
Commentator Doug Gottlieb said it best when he stated,”Harvard attacked early in the shot clock for a three and attacked late in the shot clock for a lay up or to draw a foul”. This philosophy lead me to look at what events take place in the middle of shot clock situations.