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Elite Eight

Posted by Barry

There were 2 interesting games in terms of foul shooting on the regional finals. There was the fantastic game between Villanova and Pitt, won by Villanova 78-76. Eventhough Pitt, not a great free throw shooting team, shot 21-29 for 72%, Nova was nearly perfect going 22-23 in the win. UConn beat Missouri 82-75 shooting 26-32 from the […]

Finally, SI Article on Foul Shooting

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In Sports Illustrated’s March Madness issue, they finally wrote an in-depth article on foul shooting and its’ impact on college basketball. This article is a must for all players, coaches, agents and GMs. It highlights the need and necessity to put the time and effort to address this pivotal deciding aspect of hoops. Thus the need for […]

Sweet Sixteen

Posted by Barry

The tournament now is down to the Sweet Sixteen. It is interesting to note how many close games have already been played. In the first round, 9 games were decided by 4 or less points, including 2 overtimes. In the second round 7 or the 16 games were decided by 7 or less points. How […]

Ariza Has Career Game

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Trevor Ariza, LA Laker forward  had a career best 26 pts today in a win over Dallas Mavericks. Ariza shot 9-13 from field, 3-5 from 3 pt land and 5-5 from the line. Having worked with him several times, it is  really fun and satisfying watching him grow as a player. His best basketball is still ahead […]

2009 NCAA Tournament – Selection Sunday

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Today is an interesting day for many college teams and coaches as they find out whether they are in the tournamant or not and who and where they will be playing. I recall watching NYC power Christ The King play while recruiting on Selection Sunday years ago at Hunter College. The weird thing was that the […]

Syracuse-UConn 6 Overtimes

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Last night, Syracuse beat University of Connecticut 127-117 in six overtimes. Unfortunately, I went to bed early and didn’t tape it. Like many, I saw replays of game winning, then NOT game winning buzzer beater at the end of  regulation time. What wasn’t mentioned was the foul shooting by both teams. Syracuse shot 40-51 for 78% […]