Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes Offense

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes Offense by Wes Kosel

Attached are two plays from Ohio State Head Coach Thad Matta. Coach Matta just completed his 14th year as a head coach and 10th year at Ohio State. Thad Matta took over for the Buckeyes in 2004-2005 after previously coaching at Xavier and Butler. In all 14 years,  Thad Matta has never had a losing season and has won at least 20 games each season he has coached. He has 377 career wins and boasts a 0.768 winning percentage. He has 5 Big Ten Regular Season Championships, 4 Big Ten Tournament Championships, and 2 Final Four appearances (2007, 2012). Amazingly, Thad Matta has been named coach of the year in 3 different conferences (Horizon League, Atlantic 10, and Big Ten).

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes Offense – 1-4 High Fake UCLA

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1 passes to 3 then makes a fake UCLA cut off of 5. Once he passes 5, he turns and sets a rear screen for 5. 5 cuts to the basket looking for the pass from 3. If 5 isn’t open, 1 steps out and gets the pass from 3. 4 sets a ball-screen for 1 as 2 screens across for 5. If 5 isn’t open, 1 looks to pass to 2 cutting off of a down screen from 4.

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes Offense – Horns Stack

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Instead of 4 and 5 lined up on the elbows, 4 and 5 stack up to set a double ball-screen for 1. Once 1 clears the screen, 4 turns to set a screen for 5 who cuts into the lane. If 5 isn’t open, 4 screens down for 5. 1 passes to 5 for a shot. If 5 doesn’t have anything, he passes to 3 on the wing who looks inside to 4 diving to the basket.

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