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    I know . . . this is a case of beating of dead horse, but 66.6 is the Gators' current free throwing shooting %. Yesterday they shot 59%. That in a game on their home court with no pressure, where they were given plenty of live-fire practice (32 attempts). It's hard to imagine them not improving their FT %, but what about in a tight game against a stout opponent on an away court?

    I recall another poster recently writing that basically they are what they are and will not improve. This could very well be true. On the other hand, don't they almost HAVE to be better than 66%? What should be the team's goal? Would 70% be enough to relieve any serious doubts at the stripe? That would be a pretty significant improvement. I don't know if it is attainable for this team, but I say 70% would be a pretty remarkable improvement. One thing for sure is that Scottie must improve his team worst 50% and I'm confident he will.
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    .666? We're having a devil of a time making foul shots.
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    I know. Was not sure if I should bring that coincidence into the op, as I don't wish this thread to deteriorate into something else. Perhaps the devil is in the details. ;)
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    Right now, free throw percentage and front court depth is our Achilles Heel. If things don't improve in and around the tournament, we need to play with defensive pressure to make sure they aren't an issue (games too close). But the refs seem have a say-so in these matters and they haven't been in our favor recently.
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    I was going to post that. :p Nice. :D
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    Iron Maiden? Excellent!

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    Let us hope that our free throw % does not drop to the # of the beast as written in the Bible, because that # is 616 NOT 666 as most believe. Look it up.....
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    Every team has weaknesses. Our national title teams were dreadful at times from the line. If I recall, Oregon nearly shot its way back into the 2007 regional final because we struggled to close them out at the line. It happens.

    I tend to agree with the argument that this team is essentially "what it is" now. Some of those numbers will go up. I would be willing to bet one of my children (preferably my daughter) if Wilbekin isn't upwards of 60% by the end of the season. Kasey Hill should easily be a 75%+ shooter. But we aren't going to be a great free throw shooting team.

    As to the depth in the post, we are fine at the four, but not the five. I suspect when Chris Walker gets up to speed he will ameliorate the problem to a great degree.

    At any rate, given what I have seen of other teams, I will take our problems. We defend and rebound as well as any Donovan team has, we have tremendous length, athleticism, and versatility across the board, we can press and run, and we have two legitimate shot creating point guards.
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    What happened to "dumb" button?
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    My favorite Iron Maiden song. \m/ \m/
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    I don't agree that our NC teams were bad FF shooters. During the last 10 minutes of games they made their shots when it counted as a group and Green was close to 90% from the line.
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    While true, I think the point was that there were certain games in which FT shooting was the weak point. Noah has never been a good FT shooter and ironically, Humphrey was a poor FT shooter. I don't remember the #s and he was seldom fouled, but Lee was an unusually poor shooter at the stripe for someone who was SO deadly from downtown.
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    This team has a serious chance to win the whole thing. In fact, with Walker coming in to shore up the front court depth, I think that if we do not win it all, it will be because of injuries or missing bloody free throws.
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    Spoken like a true Tampa metal head.
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    The first year they were fantastic. The second year, they shot 69% from the line, and that was raised by Green's tremendous shooting. Brewer was at 72% and everyone else was below 70%. I remember all too well the predictions of doom on these boards throughout the year.
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    On the subject of Iron Maiden . . . . the former drummer, I think his name is Nicko, has a rib restraunt a few blocks from my house. He is there all the time. A very, very nice dude. So.... if you are maiden fan and havew a hankering for ribs, head to Coral Springs.
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    Why cannot stop laughing that a post on NBN begins with, "On the subject of Iron Maiden"?
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    I can't get over the fact that someone has a favorite Iron Maiden song. NTTAWWT
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