I like watching women's basketball because as a coach, you really can see how an offensive scheme works. In men's basketball, it's usually athleticism first, scheme second. I watched the first half of the Marshall game against Tulsa. I really liked the offensive execution of Marshall. They are very structured and you can tell they prepare for games very well. This is just one of their set plays that they ran from a box formation. They also like to use a double-stack and 1-4 high sets. Watch the video and read my thoughts below,

So, the first sequence results with Bosh getting blocked, and the second is a turnover. But with a little work, the motion should give players more opportunities to score.

Box Hi-Low Play:

I think anything hi-low works really well for women's basketball. Unlike men's basketball, you don't really have players who can make moves like a baby hook, or drop step dunk. The hi-lo allows you to get the ball into the post from the top of the key so that your posts can turn and make a move either way and shoot it. The box is also good for women's basketball in that it allows you to get the ball into the post on the move.

The low player from the box pops out to receive the pass. O5 drops down, O4 sets a pick on O3's defender so that O3 can get to the top of the key to receive the pass from O2. O1 fades to the weak-side.

O5 moves from the weak-side block to the strong side block. Duck in and post up the defender. O4 moves to the opposite block, the weak-side.

O3 makes a middle post-entry into O5 who turns, and banks it off the glass for an and1 opportunity.

If you like box offenses, take a look at Kelvin Sampson's Multiple Option Box Offense. Coach Sampson has some really great insights into motion principles. To discuss this and many more of your favorite basketball topics, head over to the X's and O's of Basketball Forum to talk with other coaches from around the world.