free throw

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an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line

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751, but the Ducks have attempted fewer free throws than any Pac-10 team against conference opponents.
Gay hit a 7-foot floater to put Poly back on top with 1:01 remaining, and the Parrots held on despite Gay missing three of four free throws to end the game.
The one sure thing that you can count on is that the farther you progress in the tournament, the more important the free throw will become.
Wrisberg and Pein (1992) revealed that higher percentage free throw shooters were more consistent in executing preshot routines than lower percentage free throw shooters.
I know (UO coach Ernie Kent) believes in me to shoot free throws.
Young made a pair of free throws to kick-start a 7-0 run, which included a a 3-pointer and two free throws from Lewis Clinch.
Mata provided a lay-in and two free throws as the Bruins took a 63-59 lead, but Kentucky chipped its way to within 63-61.
The Bruins were 20 of 39 from the free throw line, including 6 of 17 in the first half.
Morrison gave the Bulldogs a 71-62 lead with two free throws before UCLA's defense intensified.
But Wilcox missed the free throw, the Clippers' first free-throw miss after making their first 19.
As soon as Bryant shot his last free throw, the building started to empty.
The Gauchos (2-6) could not pull ahead in regulation as UCLA's cushion went up to six, at 74-68 with 2:48 in regulation as Willis sank a free throw.
UCLA had its best performance of the season Tuesday, when it made all 12 of its free throws in the first half and finished 17 of 21 (81percent) from the line.
ANAHEIM -- During the week, each UCLA player shot 50 free throws at the end of practices, but that didn't help to offset the doldrums Saturday.
Thomas made three 3-pointers in the final three minutes, and Cassell made two free throws with 12 seconds left to key the victory.