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Re: Titans vs. NC State

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:10 pm

Living in Carolina wrote:Actually 35% from 3 would be reasonable goal for the group with the new distance this year. With the shorter distance last year the highest team average in Div 1 was 42%. a 35% would have made the game more competitive and the biggest differential would be if they could shoot free throws consistently near 80% as a team. Not getting the foul calls is only amplified as a problem when you can't hit the free throw when they do get called. Overall for a first game against a team that had already played a competitive top game and is likely to be a top 50 program this year it was not as bad a performance as it might have been. Defense needs the most work after the shooting practice going forward. Clemson will be a good test to see improvement and the atmosphere should not be a shock as Clemson is still focused on football at this time of year.

An 80% team free throw shooting percentage is a pretty high standard. The National Basketball Association average free throw shooting percentage has been constant at about 75% since 1958 according to one source I just checked; the NCAA average free throw shooting percentage has been constant at roughly 69%. The best D1 free-throw shooting performance this century came from Wisconsin in 2011 (81.8%).
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Re: Titans vs. NC State

Postby titandave » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Living in Carolina wrote:Actually 35% from 3 would be reasonable goal for the group with the new distance this year. With the shorter distance last year the highest team average in Div 1 was 42%. a 35% would have made the game more competitive and the biggest differential would be if they could shoot free throws consistently near 80% as a team. Not getting the foul calls is only amplified as a problem when you can't hit the free throw when they do get called. Overall for a first game against a team that had already played a competitive top game and is likely to be a top 50 program this year it was not as bad a performance as it might have been. Defense needs the most work after the shooting practice going forward. Clemson will be a good test to see improvement and the atmosphere should not be a shock as Clemson is still focused on football at this time of year.


Agree; for our first regular season game, on the road, and the given the level of competition .... the outcome could have been worst.

I believe we should establish an expectation of 40% for 3 point accuracy for combine shooting from AD, Willy, and Brad. :D
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Re: Titans vs. NC State

Postby ptctitan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:48 am

[quote="titandave" I believe we should establish an expectation of 40% for 3 point accuracy for combine shooting from AD, Willy, and Brad. :D[/quote]

Right now, I think the coaches would be ecstatic if any shooter broke 30% from 3-point range and if Willy hit the rim with every 3-point attempt. :P :lol:
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Re: Titans vs. NC State

Postby Rogobob77 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:44 pm

Rogobob77 wrote:
Living in Carolina wrote:Actually 35% from 3 would be reasonable goal for the group with the new distance this year. With the shorter distance last year the highest team average in Div 1 was 42%. a 35% would have made the game more competitive and the biggest differential would be if they could shoot free throws consistently near 80% as a team. Not getting the foul calls is only amplified as a problem when you can't hit the free throw when they do get called. Overall for a first game against a team that had already played a competitive top game and is likely to be a top 50 program this year it was not as bad a performance as it might have been. Defense needs the most work after the shooting practice going forward. Clemson will be a good test to see improvement and the atmosphere should not be a shock as Clemson is still focused on football at this time of year.

An 80% team free throw shooting percentage is a pretty high standard. The National Basketball Association average free throw shooting percentage has been constant at about 75% since 1958 according to one source I just checked; the NCAA average free throw shooting percentage has been constant at roughly 69%. The best D1 free-throw shooting performance this century came from Wisconsin in 2011 (81.8%).

Through five games, Titans have been shooting at a nice clip from the free throw line, 78.2%. Antoine Davis is 34-38, 89.5%. Team field goal percentage, however has been disappointing, just 35.2% overall and 30.6% from behind the arc.
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