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Kansas Returns to #1 in the AP Division I Basketball Poll

By nate - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2010

The Kansas men’s basketball team returned to the top in both national polls.  The Jayhawks (20-1) received 54 of 65 first-place votes in the Associated Press poll and 26 of 31 first-place votes in the ESPN / USA Today coaches poll.  View the complete AP Division I Top 25 men’s basketball poll (2/1/2010) below and notice that Championship Productions has produced instructional basketball DVDs with several nationally ranked coaches:

1.  Kansas (Coached by Bill Self)
2.  Villanova (Coached by Jay Wright)
3.  Syracuse (Coached by Jim Boeheim)
4.  Kentucky (Coached by John Calipari)
5.  Michigan State (Coached by Tom Izzo)
6.  West Virginia (Coached by Bob Huggins)
7.  Georgetown    
8.  Purdue (Coached by Matt Painter)   
9.  Texas 
10.  Duke (Coached by Mike Krzyzewski)
11.  Kansas State (Coached by Frank Martin)
12.  BYU
13.  Ohio State
14.  Tennessee (Coached by Bruce Pearl)
15.  New Mexico (Coached by Steve Alford)
16.  Wisconsin
17.  Gonzaga (Coached by Mark Few)
18.  Vanderbilt
19.  Temple
20.  Baylor
21.  Georgia Tech (Coached by Paul Hewitt)
22.  Pittsburgh (Coached by Jamie Dixon)  
23.  Butler (Coached by Brad Stevens)
24.  Northern Iowa
25.  Mississippi (Coached by Andy Kennedy)

AP Women’s Basketball Top 25 – 2/1/2010

By nate - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2010

Several nationally ranked coaches have partnered with Championship Productions to produce instructional basketball DVDs , including Geno Auriemma.  Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies continue to hold a #1 ranking in the AP Division I Women’s Basketball Poll (2/1/2010).  The rest of the Top 25 includes:

1. Connecticut (Coached by Geno Auriemma)
2. Stanford (Coached by Tara VanDerveer)
3. Notre Dame
4. Nebraska
5. Tennessee (Coached by Pat Summitt)
6. Duke (Coached by Joanne Palombo-McCallie)
7. Xavier
8. Ohio State (Coached by Jim Foster)
9. North Carolina (Coached by Sylvia Hatchell)
10. Oklahoma State
11. West Virginia
12. Texas A&M
13. Oklahoma (Coached by Sherri Coale)
14. Georgia (Coached by Andy Landers)
15. Florida State
16. Baylor
17. Texas (Coached by Gail Goestenkors)
18. Georgetown
19. LSU (Coached by Van Chancellor)
20.  Kentucky
21. Georgia Tech
22. Iowa State (Coached by Bill Fennelly)
23. Green Bay
24. Gonzaga
25. St. Johns

Free Basketball Video (1/29) – Mike Jarvis: The “C” of Defense

By dan.bergan - Last updated: Friday, January 29, 2010

Mike Jarvis — The “C” of Defense

Florida Atlantic coach Mike Jarvis covers some of his rules of defense, which include conditioning, confidence, consistency and communication.

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Free Basketball Video (1/22) – John Saintignon: Secondary Break Option

By dan.bergan - Last updated: Friday, January 22, 2010

John Saintignon — Secondary Break Option

This free basketball video clip features Coach John Saintignon showing one of the many options he runs to be able to read defenses and create open looks out of a secondary break.

From the DVD: On the Attack: Mastering the Secondary Break

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Texas, Kentucky, & Kansas Remain Atop the AP DI Men’s Basketball Poll

By nate - Last updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The AP Division I Top 25 men’s basketball poll released on 1/18/2010 continues to rank Texas, Kentucky, and Kansas as the top three programs in the nation.  The rest of the rankings include:

1.  Texas
2.  Kentucky (Coached by John Calipari)
3.  Kansas (Coached by Bill Self)
4.  Villanova (Coached by Jay Wright)
5.  Syracuse (Coached by Jim Boeheim)
6.  Michigan State (Coached by Tom Izzo)
7.  Duke (Coached by Mike Krzyzewski)
8.  Tennessee (Coached by Bruce Pearl)
9.  Pittsburgh (Coached by Jamie Dixon)
10. Kansas State (Coached by Frank Martin)
11.  West Virginia (Coached by Bob Huggins)
12.  Georgetown
13.  Purdue (Coached by Matt Painter)
14.  BYU
15.  Gonzaga (Coached by Mark Few)
16.  Temple
17.  Clemson (Coached by Oliver Purnell)
18.  Wisconsin
19.  Georgia Tech (Coached by Paul Hewitt)
20.  UNI
21.  Ohio State
22.  Mississippi (Coached by Andy Kennedy)
23.  Mississippi State
24.  North Carolina (Coached by Roy Williams)
25.  Baylor

UCONN, Auriemma Continue to be the AP Unanimous #1

By nate - Last updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies continue to be the unanimous #1 in the AP Division I Women’s Basketball Poll (1/18/2010).  The full Top 25 from the 1/18/2010 rankings include:

  1. Connecticut (Coached by Geno Auriemma)
  2. Stanford (Coached by Tara VanDerveer)
  3. Tennessee (Coached by Pat Summitt)
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Ohio State (Coached by Jim Foster)
  6. Duke (Coached by Joanne Palombo-McCallie)
  7. Nebraska
  8. Georgia (Coached by Andy Landers)
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Baylor
  11. Xavier
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Oklahoma (Coached by Sherri Coale)
  14. North Carolina (Coached by Sylvia Hatchell)
  15. Florida State
  16. West Virginia
  17. Wisconsin-Green Bay
  18. LSU (Coached by Van Chancellor)
  19. Georgetown
  20. Texas (Coached by Gail Goestenkors)
  21. Vanderbilt
  22. Georgia Tech
  23. TCU
  24. Vermont
  25. Virginia (Coached by Debbie Ryan)

Free Basketball Video (1/19) – Fran Fraschilla: Chris Paul Maneuver

By dan.bergan - Last updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fran Fraschilla — Chris Paul Maneuver (Shake Pick and Roll)

In Friday’s edition of our free basketball videos, ESPN basketball analyst and former coach Fran Fraschilla uses a detailed style to teach the Shake Pick and Roll, part of the Screen and Roll Offense. He brings out a five-on-five group of players to show what he calls the Chris Paul Maneuver.

From the DVD: The Encyclopedia of the Screen and Roll Offense

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Free Basketball Video (1/15) – Cheryl Burnett: 4-on-4 Drill for Scramble Defense

By dan.bergan - Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2010

Cheryl Burnett — 4-on-4 Drill for Scramble Defense

In today’s free basketball video clip, former Michigan and Missouri State coach Cheryl Burnett diagrams a 4-on-4 drill to demonstrate the basics of the scramble defense.

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Free Basketball Video (1/12) – Billy Donovan: Press

By dan.bergan - Last updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Billy Donovan — When to Stop the Press and Trapping in the Press

One of the most important things to know about the press is knowing when to stop running it. In this free basketball video clip, Florida coach Billy Donovan talks about when to transition into half-court defense. He also runs a full-court pressure drill to show how to trap in the press.

From the DVD: Billy Donovan: Mastering the Full-Court Match-Up Press

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Free Basketball Video (1/8) – Rick Majerus — Triangle and 2: Top of the Key

By dan.bergan - Last updated: Friday, January 8, 2010

Rick Majerus — Triangle and 2: Top of the Key

The Triangle and 2 Defense is designed to disrupt your opponent’s offensive rhythm and prevent their top shooters from scoring. In this basketball video clip, St. Louis coach Rick Majerus sets up the defense at the top of the key.

From the DVD: The Complete Guide to the Triangle and Two Defense

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