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Topic:  You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/9/2020 5:36:55 PM 
. . . EMU hits 18 of 38 attempts at the line yesterday in a 1-pt loss to Akron.
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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/9/2020 8:29:30 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
. . . EMU hits 18 of 38 attempts at the line yesterday in a 1-pt loss to Akron.


Yikes.
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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/9/2020 8:57:25 PM 
Incredible.
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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/9/2020 9:03:44 PM 
And did anyone catch the Duke-North Carolina game? North Carolina bricked a ton of free throws, including ones that would have put the game away. It was incredible watching 4 and 5 star guys not even getting the ball up to the hoop, something the announcers commented on when, after missing a second shot, the announcer said, "well, at least that one got above the rim".
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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/10/2020 12:41:59 PM 
It's my impression over the last decade the free throw percentage has gone down nationally. Anyone have actual statistics to back this up, or blow it out of the water?


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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/10/2020 10:41:23 PM 

KenPom has stats going back to 2002. D1 college percentages below. Over that period, there appears to be a slight improvement.

02 - 69.0
03 - 69.5
04 - 68.8
05 - 68.7
06 - 69.2
07 - 69.1
08 - 69.1
09 - 68.9
10 - 68.9
11 - 69.3
12 - 69.2
13 - 69.4
14 - 69.9
15 - 69.3
16 - 70.0
17 - 70.4
18 - 71.4
19 - 70.7
20 - 70.6
 


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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/11/2020 10:47:17 AM 
This story from about five years ago says, "In college, free-throw rates have hovered between 67 and 70 percent since 1960, never beating a record of 70.1 set in 1979. The pros have fared slightly better, usually ranging between 73 and 77 percent since 1955, with a record of 77.1 coming in 1974."

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-xpm-2014-03-15-c...

It seems that college free-throw percentages actually are at an all-time high.
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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/11/2020 11:14:18 AM 
Thanks, guys. Just one more example of why casual observation and anecdotal evidence is more often than not wrong!


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  Message Not Read  RE: You think Ohio struggles at the line . . .
   Posted: 2/11/2020 11:24:37 AM 
It's one of those things where there's probably a balance. There probably are quite a few examples of really bad free-throw shooters today, but there's also usually at least four of five guys on the court who are good shooters (usually from distance and relatively so at the line). Previously, you very well could have had two or more very bad shooters on the court.
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