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soccerdud
11-12-2016, 09:33 AM
what's that? 15-18, you say? oh. well. carry on then.

(and keep it up!) :)

GonzaGAW
11-12-2016, 03:40 PM
we all gripe about free throws now and again, because it can cost you a game. I get it and I may well rant and rave sometime this year, who knows..........

but I'm about to blow your mind, last year our team shot 75.8 from the free throw line, and that was 14th best in the nation!

just so you know if a team shoots even 70.0% from the line, that is better than the average team.

bartruff1
11-12-2016, 03:46 PM
Mount Karno looked very solid from the line in the exhibition game ???......that would be a terrific advantage if it is a sign of things to come..

soccerdud
11-12-2016, 05:15 PM
agreed on all counts. this will come up occasionally, even if we are an excellent FT shooting team (again) this year. and i totally understand why. i just figured i'd get the thread going and make sure the first post is a positive one so that, when it comes up next time, it'll help us keep a bit of perspective :).

Sarenyon
02-25-2017, 08:48 PM
I think there is another thread similar to this one in the files, but this will work...

It cost us the last game of the regular season. Left A LOT of points on the line.

TexasZagFan
02-25-2017, 09:03 PM
I think there is another thread similar to this one in the files, but this will work...

It cost us the last game of the regular season. Left A LOT of points on the line.

16-29 from the line...ain't gonna cut it.

Less than 20 per cent from 3, recipes for a loss.

Hoopaholic
02-25-2017, 09:11 PM
16-29 from the line...ain't gonna cut it.

Less than 20 per cent from 3, recipes for a loss.

Neither will 18% from 3 point line

kitzbuel
02-25-2017, 09:12 PM
Neither will 18% from 3 point line

Ugh. I hope we have that out of our system.

CDC84
02-25-2017, 11:17 PM
What's hard is that a lot of the misses are coming from the starting frontcourt who gets fouled a lot because of how good they are offensively.

kitzbuel
03-17-2017, 09:25 AM
8-18. 44%

Need I say more.

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MontanaCoyote
03-17-2017, 10:45 AM
8-18. 44%

Need I say more.

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Nope!

SunDevilGolfZag
03-17-2017, 12:40 PM
At least one player who I care not to name appeared to be uncharacteristicly shooting his free throws stiff legged. Never good for the rhythm.

sittingon50
03-17-2017, 01:44 PM
Zags were 16-20 in WCC Championship.

Just had a bad day; it happens.

Zagceo
03-18-2017, 08:27 PM
23-36 63%

they are called FREE throws

NU 84% from line

ZagLawGrad
03-18-2017, 08:28 PM
23-36 63%

they are called FREE throws

NU 84% from line

ouch.

gonwick
03-18-2017, 08:38 PM
There are a couple who need to think about going underhand. Certainly JWIII over the summer for one. Don't let pride stand in the way of results. Too late for karno, although he shot OK today.

Zigzag92
03-18-2017, 09:07 PM
There are a couple who need to think about going underhand. Certainly JWIII over the summer for one. Don't let pride stand in the way of results. Too late for karno, although he shot OK today.

we already have a reputation for being a soft team. the last thing we need is granny shooting free throws

RenoZag
03-23-2017, 05:48 PM
Nightmares

FuManShoes
12-10-2017, 06:23 PM
New FTs thread for 2017-2018. If not, here goes: Zags shoot 21/26 on the road vs UW, Norvell is getting to the line and JW3 is putting some nice arc on his freebies. Love it.

Goshzagit
03-15-2018, 01:44 PM
New FTs thread for 2017-2018. If not, here goes: Zags shoot 21/26 on the road vs UW, Norvell is getting to the line and JW3 is putting some nice arc on his freebies. Love it.

needed. Seems to help after posting in year's past.

13 for 26 from FT line!

50% ain't cutting it.

:argh:

TexasZagFan
03-15-2018, 01:46 PM
needed. Seems to help after posting in year's past.

13 for 26 from FT line!

50% ain't cutting it.

:argh:

J3...3-9? Rui missed a couple too.

thespywhozaggedme
03-17-2018, 06:49 PM
This is very bump worthy. Ugh

maynard g krebs
03-17-2018, 08:20 PM
They're human. Some guys have attacks of nerves on the ft line in big games. Others calmly make them. I'm sure all kinds of stuff has been tried. Big ft's are being missed all over college bb.

Anyone with a universal solution to this would make millions.

thespywhozaggedme
03-17-2018, 08:34 PM
They're human. Some guys have attacks of nerves on the ft line in big games. Others calmly make them. I'm sure all kinds of stuff has been tried. Big ft's are being missed all over college bb.

Anyone with a universal solution to this would make millions.

Sure, but 19-31 is inexcusable. Missed ft's just cost Houston the game over Michigan. At least Few knows not to have JWIII in there at crunch time.

LMUZAG
03-17-2018, 08:45 PM
Sure, but 19-31 is inexcusable. Missed ft's just cost Houston the game over Michigan. At least Few knows not to have JWIII in there at crunch time.

Of course it is important, but most likely more detrimental to focus a spotlight on it. Not like they do not practice them. Nerves play a role, but canít practice your way out of that. Most likely the best scenario was what transpired. Hit clutch free throws at the end to boost confidence. Hopefully that leads to better performance.


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thespywhozaggedme
03-17-2018, 08:52 PM
Of course it is important, but most likely more detrimental to focus a spotlight on it. Not like they do not practice them. Nerves play a role, but can’t practice your way out of that. Most likely the best scenario was what transpired. Hit clutch free throws at the end to boost confidence. Hopefully that leads to better performance.


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Or make them throughout the game and it never gets below a double digit lead and you don't have to sweat it out at the end.

CDC84
03-17-2018, 09:00 PM
They hit them when they counted today, but I don't get why all these 78%+ foul shooters are suddenly missing all these foul shots during non-pressure game moments. You can't blame game pressure on it, because they are missing them at 12:47 in the first half, 17:48 in the 2nd half and so on. Obviously, with JW3, you know he's going to miss a lot, so the other guys have to compensate. It needs to get better in L.A. if the Zags wish to move on.

raise the zag
03-17-2018, 09:07 PM
They hit them when they counted today,

made up for it down the stretch.

Missing 13 FT's vs UNC-G

Missing 12 FT's vs OSU

Don't care how many you shoot...that's too many misses.

TexasZagFan
03-17-2018, 09:09 PM
They hit them when they counted today, but I don't get why all these 78%+ foul shooters are suddenly missing all these foul shots during non-pressure game moments. You can't blame game pressure on it, because they are missing them at 12:47 in the first half, 17:48 in the 2nd half and so on. Obviously, with JW3, you know he's going to miss a lot, so the other guys have to compensate. It needs to get better in L.A. if the Zags wish to move on.

Rui had a couple of bricks, to be sure, but his other misses were off the back iron, and all the guys shot FTs well during the last five minutes. Hate to say it, but J3 is a liability in the final minutes due to his FT shooting.

maynard g krebs
03-17-2018, 09:10 PM
They hit them when they counted today, but I don't get why all these 78%+ foul shooters are suddenly missing all these foul shots during non-pressure game moments. You can't blame game pressure on it, because they are missing them at 12:47 in the first half, 17:48 in the 2nd half and so on. Obviously, with JW3, you know he's going to miss a lot, so the other guys have to compensate. It needs to get better in L.A. if the Zags wish to move on.

Tourney nerves are present throughout, not just at the end. OSU missed a slew of relatively uncontested layups early; announcer said coach attributed it to nerves.

Of course they have to do better at the line to win a couple more, most likely. I just find threads like this pointless. They aren't trying to miss.

Ft's are so different from the rest of the game, when you're in motion and playing largely on reflexes. It's like the game stops, and the player on the line becomes a golfer, a sport where the "yips" are a thing.

CDC84
03-17-2018, 09:22 PM
Let's just hope it gets better, because if XU wins tomorrow, the competition is going to get real tough. Every point will count.

RenoZag
03-22-2018, 07:04 PM
11 -18 in the first half. . .putrid

Alum08
03-22-2018, 07:15 PM
I predict Melson is 100% second half. It's all led to this.

thespywhozaggedme
03-22-2018, 08:24 PM
15-24. Pathetic

23dpg
03-22-2018, 08:26 PM
At the beginning of the year I thought ft shooting (sans JWill) would be a strong point for Gonzaga.

Nope

thespywhozaggedme
03-22-2018, 08:27 PM
At the beginning of the year I thought ft shooting (sans JWill) would be a strong point for Gonzaga.

Nope

Rui's regression to me was odd. He was 92% for the first 2.5 months, then he dropped over 15% for some reason.

maynard g krebs
03-22-2018, 08:32 PM
Rui's regression to me was odd. He was 92% for the first 2.5 months, then he dropped over 15% for some reason.

Tourney pressure. Remember that last year, veteran AA Nigel Williams-Goss dropped from around 90% for the season to 68% from the line in the NCAA's.

thespywhozaggedme
03-22-2018, 08:34 PM
Tourney pressure. Remember that last year, veteran AA Nigel Williams-Goss dropped from around 90% for the season to 68% from the line in the NCAA's.

But with Rui it dropped off in mid January. I think he added a very subtle hitch.

maynard g krebs
03-22-2018, 08:36 PM
But with Rui it dropped off in mid January. I think he added a very subtle hitch.

Yeah, probably right, but got way worse in the tourney.

thespywhozaggedme
03-22-2018, 08:37 PM
Yeah, probably right, but got way worse in the tourney.

Yeah, the pressure got to a lot of them, Zach too. Oh well, great season nonetheless.

JPtheBeasta
03-22-2018, 08:40 PM
But with Rui it dropped off in mid January. I think he added a very subtle hitch.

He seems to be off balance and fall forward after he shoots. His shot is flat in general and lot of his free throws hit the front of the rim. It would help his shot in general to get more loft on them. He's great but he left a few points out there this year.

bballbeachbum
03-22-2018, 09:16 PM
He seems to be off balance and fall forward after he shoots. His shot is flat in general and lot of his free throws hit the front of the rim. It would help his shot in general to get more loft on them. He's great but he left a few points out there this year.

think he has always had the falling forward part but the flattening out part no