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Surprise, surprise: The Kentucky Wildcats Can Shoot Free Throws

Big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein make free throws a strength
Surprise, surprise: The Kentucky Wildcats Can Shoot Free Throws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ever since Memphis missed critical free throws in the 2008 national championship game against Kansas to send the game to overtime — a game and title the Jayhawks eventually won — free throw shooting has been under the microscope for every John Calipari team.

 

All that talent and the great equalizer often has been the free throw line.

 

On this year’s team, the line may be Kentucky’s secret weapon.

 

Watch: Albany Stuns Stony Brook with Late 3 to Clinch NCAA Bid

March is cruel again to the Seawolves
Watch: Albany Stuns Stony Brook with Late 3 to Clinch NCAA Bid

Poor, poor Stony Brook.

 

The Seawolves latest attempt to reach their first NCAA Tournament ended in the most cruel way.

 

Albany’s Peter Hooley hit a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to give the Great Danes a 51-50 win in the America East championship game to clinch and NCAA bid.

 

The shot may be the wildest of March Madness regardless of what happens in the NCAA tournament. A jumper from Ray Sanders hit the top of the backboard, and Albany tipped the ball out to the perimeter where Hooley could make the game-winning shot.

Watch Out, SEC, Bruce Pearl is Shaking Up Your League Again

Pearl's motley crew at Auburn scores back-to-back SEC tournament upsets
Watch Out, SEC, Bruce Pearl is Shaking Up Your League Again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Auburn may be staring down the most lopsided final score in the SEC tournament. If that’s the way Saturday’s semifinal plays out, it will be the most one of the meaningful blowouts in the history of Auburn basketball.

 

Kentucky and Auburn might be one of the biggest conference tournament semifinal mismatches in the country, but Auburn has already made its statement.

 

Bob Huggins, Mountaineers Basketball Receive Commitment from Top JUCO Guard

Bob Huggins, Mountaineers Basketball Receive Commitment from Top JUCO Guard

The shooting woes of the 2015 West Virginia basketball team are very well documented by anyone that follows the Mountaineers and has left head coach Bob Huggins searching for answers. After the Mountaineers' gut-wrenching loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament, Huggins may have gotten the answer that he had been searching for, in JUCO shooting guard Teyvon Myers.

 

DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles: Philadelphia’s Crowded Backfield Clouds Fantasy Outlook

Is Murray still a top-10 fantasy RB now that’s he an Eagle?
DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles: Philadelphia’s Crowded Backfield Clouds Fantasy Outlook

The Philadelphia Eagles signed not one, but two running backs on Thursday as DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews became the latest pieces added to Chip Kelly’s ever-changing puzzle. Combined with holdover Darren Sproles. Kelly definitely doesn’t lack for backfield options, but that is a good thing as it relates to each player’s fantasy value for 2015?

 

Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers hope offseason changes lead to success in October
Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview and Prediction

The Dodgers are hoping to find out what happens when ‘Moneyball’ gets big money.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview and Prediction

Paul Goldschmidt and the Diamondbacks hope wholesale changes produce better results
Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview and Prediction

The Diamondbacks are rebooting, and it is hard to blame them. The wall-to-wall changes began with the hiring of Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer last May, and also include new GM Dave Stewart, new director of baseball operations De Jon Watson and new manager Chip Hale.

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