Big Blue Nation has lamented over the free throw struggles from John Calipari teams, especially at the end of games. After some misses at the line late in the game against Louisville, it has become the biggest complaint from the fan base. Throughout ‘Camp Cal’ during Christmas Break, Matt has often explained to us just how much practice time they have dedicated to shooting free throws (it’s a lot).
Yesterday they were once again not the best from the free throw line, finishing 13-22 (59.1%). It isn’t the worst ever but it certainly isn’t good. If you want to blame it on anything, blame it on the situation: the Cats made their first 7 free throws before going 6-15 to close the game. When Dakari starts the game off hitting two in a row, all signs pointed to a great game from the free throw line, but for whatever reason the Cats could not remain consistent.
With a rowdy crowd in Fayetteville up next, finishing strong from the line will be more important than ever. Do you think the Cats can turn it around late in the game?