3 point shooting is something many on the board picked out as being somewhat of a question mark this year. I'd just realized that I've seen most of the games, yet hadn't noticed this being an issue. So I went and checked the numbers. What I found, I think, is encouraging. This years team is currently making 38% of their 3 point attempts. Interestingly, last years team made 38%. More interestingly, the 2012 team made 38% as well. This fact, in and of itself, is encouraging, but it isn't what I find most interesting. Each year since 2012, the team has relied on the 3 to a lesser extent - yet remained just as efficient at converting the attempts they do take. 2012 saw 45% of field goal attempts be a 3 pointer. 2013 saw 40% This years team is continuing that trend, dropping even to a greater degree, and has seen only 26% of field goal attempts be 3's. That's a big drop off, but keep in mind, its only attempts, not % made. I thought this year's stats may be skewed slightly by OOC scheduling including more lopsided games (hardly true in the SEC sadly). But this wasn't the case either. If you isolate only the games against Wisconsin, UConn, Memphis and Kansas, the numbers look like this: 3pt% - 40 % of field goal attempts being a 3 point attempt - 30% Impressive to make a higher percentage against good teams than bad, granted its a small sample. Also impressive that its still a relatively low percentage of shots taken overall. I see this as a good thing because I don't see 3 pointers like I do defense that "never takes a day off." Teams are bound to have a cold night from 3. In a single elimination tournament, I like to see a low % of 3's taken when you're looking to win 6 in a row. You guys see it this way as well?