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What if it comes down to free throws?

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T.J. Warren of NC State attempts a free throw against St. Louis in an NCAA tournament game. State missed 17 free throws and blew a 16-point lead, losing to St. Louis, 83-80.



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St. Louis was also dreadful, missing 14 shots from the charity stripe. The 31 missed free throws were the most in an NCAA tournament game since 1976.

March Madness is down to its Sweet 16. Big games can come down to clutch free throw shooting. Here’s now the remaining teams rank in the nation in free throw shooting percentage in games played through March 22:


7. UConn:  76.5

9. Michigan: 76.2

16. UCLA: 75.2

29. Wisconsin: 74.4

109. Tennessee:  71.7

159. Michigan State:  70.4

164. Stanford: 70.3

176. Iowa State: 69.8

231. Kentucky: 68.2

235. Dayton: 68.0

237. Baylor: 68.0

267. Virginia: 66.8

279. Florida: 66.3

280. Louisville: 66.3

294. San Diego State: 66.0

312. Arizona: 65.3

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