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Oh, hey there, free throws

Remember when Calipari told all of us to stop worrying about free throws?

“I don’t worry about free throws and I’m the coach,” I believe he said.

Well, at least for the day, we don’t have to worry about free throws. Kentucky had its best showing at the stripe today with an incredible 23-for-24 clip. That’s like 96 percent or something and it probably would’ve been a perfect day if not for a CBS graphic in the final minute that jinxed Aaron.

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Let’s celebrate!!!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Oh, hey there, free throws



  1. SmartPerson
    2:57 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    It was all about shooting free throw’s in the swimming pool.



  2. Pike County Indiana
    3:00 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    wet & wild



  3. James Young photo
    3:01 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    He didn’t even attempt one today.



  4. JHA
    3:03 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Only 4 players shot them. WCS didn’t get the chance, thank God. James Young didn’t get an attempt. So when the right players are on the line we hit them. Great job by that four. Lesson learned, don’t let WCS get fouled



  5. Mark J. Burke
    3:05 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Thank God!! They probably won’t be this good again, but I don’t understand why they don’t work on FT’s! We got out rebounded today and still won the game! So many times I have seen teams (us included) knocked out of the tournament where if they had just hit a few more free throws they could have won. It seems like it is a joke. 281st in the NCAA.



    • bigblue091812
      3:10 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

      They’re shooting no less than 100 a day and some players more, they are working on it and it’s showing. That 281st looks bad to you see that from 66% to 69% there’s 175 teams, it’s not like everyone else in miles ahead of us, they’re working on it and if we can shoot at least 75% as a team from here on we’ll be hard to beat.



  6. Basketball Bennie
    3:10 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Coach Cal said UK did nothing different with free throw shooting? Andrew Harrison just said on the postgame radio show that their focus was better today. Maybe, UK’s free throw shooting problems have been a lack of focus, like some people have said. I hope so.



  7. NumberNerd
    3:21 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Free throws made the difference. At our usual 65% rate, we would have normally only made 15 or 16 out of 24. Instead we made 23 and won by 8.



    • Babar at the Door
      3:46 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

      You are correct: had we shot our usual percentage from the line, Cal would have taken yet another loss at Rupp. Somebody needs to start worrying about free throws more often.



    • Sevn Ate Nine
      5:27 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

      “…Cal would have taken yet another loss at Rupp…” Yes, because 2 losses in 4 and a half years is just ridiculous. There’s clearly reason to be concerned.



  8. ElwonSeafore
    3:28 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like the “Free Thow” Guru who called the radio show the other day must have gotten to Cal. It worked.



  9. Best FT shooters took the FT's
    5:11 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Now we just need to get Younf to make some free throws. You can expect big men to make them at a high clip but young needs to be well over 70%.



  10. Robert
    6:47 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    So Randle was only fouled 2-3 times? I call BS.