- Oct 8, 2011
- Reaction score
Cooper is the baffling one. He shoots 81% his freshman year, drops to 61% his sophomore year, 65% as a junior and is clocking in a 51% this year. When you can't rely on your point guard late in the game to go to the line and knock down free throws that is a problem. Gotta be mental because the free throw line distance hasn't changed.After their 9/16 performance against tOSU, the Gophers have dropped to 351/352, 0.16% higher than the nerds at Brown.
Payne and Ola-Joseph are bigger guys who can hopefully really focus on their free throw shooting in the off season and get better at it. Payne especially will need to get better from the line or he will end up getting the hack a Shaq treatment. Heck at the end of the broadcast the coach flat out told the official they were going to foul 21 on his break when the Gophers were inbounding in the final seconds.
How that doesn't constitute an intentional foul I don't know. Thankfully Payne didn't move so they couldn't foul him.