Learning to Fall: Wisconsin takes the floor

You know how the basketball floor at Minnesota’s Williams Arena is raised up? We’ve always sort of enjoyed that classic feel to the old arena, especially when coaches sit on the little stools above their team’s bench. We’ve also often wondered if teams especially prepare for playing on the elevated platform. Today Wisconsin’s athletic department posted a YouTube video showing how Bo Ryan prepares his squad for diving for a loose ball and falling gracefully off the raised court. Watch it in this post. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

 

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Gopher Mania on 2/9/2012 @ 6:54pm EST Said:

Of course, Jordan Taylor went first because he used to attend Gopher training camps when in high school. Then he lost his mind and attended an inferior program in Wisconsin.

Spartanio on 2/9/2012 @ 9:00pm EST Said:

Wonder if Bo teaches them how to flop there too?

Golden Ground Squirrel on 2/9/2012 @ 9:09pm EST Said:

Wisconsin has been practicing how to fall down for years. What they call great defense, everyone else calls flopping.