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Could be on to something here

JPerry just posted that he was claiming credit for this win as it was his first thread attendance. Well, with all deference to JPerry, I am officially claiming my share of said credit, as follows.

Many of you know I am a bit obsessed with rebounds and free throws. As such I posted three games back (Rutgers) that I was working on something relative to our free throw shooting. And here are some facts. Last three games we are shooting 76.4% from the line, about 10 points higher than our season average.

So, how is this happening? Well, here's the thing. I noticed that when we are at the line, if I look directly at the shooter, we miss, a lot. No good. Not sure if looking at the shooter is jinxing him or what. And, if I look at the rim, we miss. Also no good. But, if I stare at the space between the shooter and the rim, as the ball passes through. Bingo! Sounds crazy I know, but consider this. Doing this during the Rutgers game we were 15 for 17 (88.2%). Against UConn the system was 6 of 7 (85.7%), and tonight against West Virginia we were 6 for 6 (100%). That is 90% over the last three games.

Now this only works when the camera angle is from the side. Sometimes the camera is a close up of the shooter or from behind the shooter and that's no good. But when we get that side camera angle, and I look only at the space between the shooter and the rim - 90%.

So JPerry, I am happy to share the credit for this win with you. Now, I will commence on the rebounding problem

Go Cards.

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