Ability to get to the foul line an advantage for Kentucky

March 28, 2014 

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UK forward Julius Randle has attempted the most free throws on the team, 268, while making 189 of them. The freshman is tied for 13th for most in the nation.

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Free throws have been a key component of Kentucky's success this season. a look at how much of a difference they've made:

1 Kentucky's national ranking in number of free throws attempted (1,063).

3 Kentucky's national ranking in number of free throws made (726).

5.6 The number of free throws more per game Kentucky has made than its opponents. The Wildcats have made 202 more overall.

8.2 The number of free throws more per game Kentucky has attempted than its opponents. The Wildcats have attempted 294 more overall.

9.0 Kentucky's scoring margin over its opponents (75.4 to 66.4).

68.3 Kentucky's team free-throw shooting percentage, which ranks No. 226 nationally.

79.1 The team free-throw shooting percentage for Cal State-Northridge, the nation's leader.

114 The number of additional free throws Kentucky would have made this season had it shot 79.1 percent.

79.0 Aaron Harrison's free-throw shooting percentage — best among the players in Kentucky's regular playing rotation.

45.9 Dakari Johnson's free-throw shooting percentage — worst among the players in Kentucky's regular playing rotation.

268 The number of free throws Julius Randle has attempted, most on the team. He's made 189, for 70.5 percent. Randle is tied for 13th for most in the nation, 89 behind Antoine Mason of Niagara

284 The UK individual record for free throws attempted in one season, set by Kenny Walker in 31 games in 1984-85. He made 218 (which is also a school record).

.912 The best single-season free-throw shooting percentage in UK history among players who attempted a minimum of 50. Kyle Macy (1980) and Travis Ford (1994) share the record.

Additional free-throw facts

■ Louisville has made 595 of 897 free throws for 66.3 percent.

■ Montrezl Harrell is the Cardinal the Cats want to foul if things get tight late. Harrell has made 70 of 150 (46.7 percent).

■ Luke Hancock is the Cardinal the Cats don't want to foul at any time. He's made 122 of 148 (82.4 percent).

■ In the teams' first meeting this season, Kentucky made 16 of 30 free throws (53.3 percent). Louisville made 14 of 22 (63.6 percent).

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