MADISON, Wis. Ryan Evans is tired of the airballs, the bank shots, the free-throw attempts that clank back rim with no chance of falling through the hoop.
Wisconsin's much-maligned forward is willing to go to great lengths to fix the problem while there is still time even if it means shooting jump shots from the foul line.
During Sunday's practice, Evans debuted a new look, gathering the ball a step behind the free throw line and firing up a mid-range jumper as though he were in the middle of a game.
"Just kind of experimenting a little bit," Evans said. "I'm in the business of winning, so I'm just trying to do what I can to regain that confidence at the line."
Evans, a career 71.1 percent free throw shooter at Wisconsin before this season, inexplicably lost his touch the instant his senior season began. He made just 1 of 8 attempts during Wisconsin's season opener against Southeastern Louisiana, and things hardly improved over the next 26 games.
This season, Evans is shooti...