Monday, November 30, 2009

Free Throw Woes

I know I've said this before but...

More men have been murked by the charity stripes than by the chainsaws.

Look at what happened to UConn's Jerome Dyson against Duke in Friday's marquee and memorable matchup.

Slicin' Dyson, who entered the game shooting a scorching 28-33 at the line, shot a dreadful 3-for-9.

The then-No.13 Huskies slashed and burned their chances against then-No.7 Duke, shooting a woeful 53 percent from the free throw line (15-for-28).

(Frank White voice) How do you explain that?

Dyson had been stroking them with ease, knocking back 14-15 in a win over Hofstra on Nov. 17. Dyson shot the rock at an 81 percent clip his sophomore season. He shot 74 percent his junior season, which was shortened after he knocked knees with Syracuse's Kristof Ongeneat at the Gampel Pavilion in February.

There was a lid on the basket.

Dyson suddenly found himself shooting on a crooked carnival rim, the Six Flags shootout. Honey, I shrunk the Rim!!!

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