Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 3/24/12

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When Indiana upset then-No. 1 Kentucky at Assembly Hall on Dec.10, Wildcats coach John Calipari pointed to his team’s missed free throws as a reason for their loss. Kentucky made only 10-of-17 shots from the charity stripe that day, while the Hoosiers missed only three of their 17 attempts. Friday night’s Sweet 16 rematch was a different story. No. 1 seed Kentucky made a blistering 35-of-37 at the line, outscoring the fourth-seeded Hoosiers 35-13 in that department. When Tom Crean and the Hoosiers tried to get back in the game by fouling late, Kentucky went to the line and made 14 consecutive free throws. “I couldn’t imagine a game like this having a free throw discrepancy of 20,” Crean said. “It is what it is. We did a lot of good things. They shot 20 more free throws. That’s the game.” While Kentucky seemed to feel right at home at the foul line, the Hoosiers had their struggles. Christian Watford had a chance to put Indiana up six late in the first half, but he missed the front e...
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