Free Thinking: Calipari Tired Of FT Obsession
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#1 Mar 24, 2008
If a team is a 75% FT shooting team, then they make 15 out of 20. Memphis is a 60% FT shooting team, so we make 12 out of 20.
That's 3 only points folks...!!!
Don't talk to me about the end of the game, because the end of the game doesn't count.
It's all 40 minutes that count.
The same free throws at the beginning of the game count just as many points as the free throws at the end of the game...it's the total 40 minute game that counts.
Memphis had 11 blocked layups/short shots against Miss State. That takes away 22 points...and you're worried about 3 ?
Also, LOOK HOW MANY OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS MEMPHIS GETS OFF missed Free Throws. It's staggering the number of extra baskets we get off of missed free throws. Sometimes I think we've made more points in a game by missing some (crazy as that sounds, go look at the tape and tell me how many 2 & 3 pointers Memphis has gotten as a result of missed free throws and offensive rebounds.)
NOW THERE IS A STATISTIC WORTH FINDING...
We will beat you with defense and rebounding !
We lost to Tennessee on the boards 50-34.
Let's say that is 8 extra shots for Tennessee and 8 fewer shots for Memphis...that is a 12-16 point swing. Forget about foul shots, if the rebounding is even, we beat Tennessee by double digits.
I used to be a free throws and turnovers guy in close ball games, but not anymore. See you at the Final Four...if your free-throw shooting team makes it.
PS I won a state free throw shooting contest (25 for 25), but the Tigers don't want/need me on their team I promise you....!!!!
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