Monday, April 7, 2008
Gotta Hit Those Free Throws!
We heard about it all season long. Memphis was a poor free throw shooting team. Then John Calipari had a great rant on ESPN about how one person said it and then Dick Vitale said it and then everyone said it. As it turned out tonight, the team's shooting from the charity stripe was their downfall. They had so many opportunities to win the game at the line, and win me the work pool, but could not execute. Maybe it's because they hadn't been in many close games. Maybe it was fatigue. In the overtime, it was definitely the lack of Joey Dorsey to help on the inside. Kansas was scoring at will. In what was probably Derrick Rose's last game, the guard came up short. And Memphis, with the record 38 wins, has nothing to show for their otherwise magical season.