The Kansas State basketball team has been strong in nearly every area this season, but free-throw shooting has always found a way of causing it problems.
Coming into Wednesday’s 91-87 victory over Nebraska, the Wildcats had made 65 percent of their foul shots.
The Cornhuskers figured they could use that statistic to their advantage, and went out of their way to foul K-State, thinking a string of misses would get them back in the game. But the Wildcats responded to the strategy by sinking 14 straight free throws to end the game.
How did K-State suddenly become such a clutch free-throw shooting team?
“We’ve been spending a lot of extra time on free throws,” Jacob Pullen said. “Everybody in the locker room has assigned times for free throws, and it’s really during the day during school hours. If you have a break during your class periods, we just take 10-15 minutes to get 100 free throws up at Bramlage or Ahearn, whichever one you’re closest to.” (more…)