Just some end of the season stats concerning free-throw shooting:
Of the top 25 FT teams in terms of % only 5 made it to the NCAA tournament and there are only 2 left in the tournament.
For those of you who are stuck on %, that's 20% that made the tournament!
I'll take it further:
Only 16 more teams in the 26-100 range made the tournament. Overall that is about 20% of the top 100 FT% teams made the tournament!
By contrast, 36 out of top 100 teams in terms free throw attempts made the tournament, which is about 40%
36 out of top 100 teams in terms on field goal attempts made the tournament
41 out of the top 100 teams in terms of rebounds made the tournament
In the areas that I mentioned other than free-throw percentage, Memphis ranked :
#3 in rebounds
#4 Field goal attempts
#11 free throw attempts
So when the so-called "experts" make sweeping judgments on Memphis', they need to look all of the stats and not just pick and chose to sell a paper, and show or a damn column(Mike Freeman)!
But we all know that stats don't matter, right?