MADISON, Wis. Turns out, the remedy for poor free throw shooting does not involve ceasing all attempts in games. As Wisconsin's basketball team learned earlier this week, you have to take them to have any hope of making them.
During Wisconsin's game at Ohio State on Tuesday night, the Badgers did not manage a single free throw attempt the first such occurrence in coach Bo Ryan's 390 games in charge of the program. Perhaps it goes without saying that Wisconsin lost, 58-49, as the Badgers settled for contested jump shots. Ohio State also made nine free throws in the 9-point victory.
Wisconsin center Jared Berggren said he couldn't recall playing in a game during his entire basketball career in which his team didn't shoot any free throws.
"That's something that's pretty rare," Berggren said. "It is definitely disappointing to not draw any fouls and not get to the free throw line at all. We need to do a better job of attacking the basket stronger and getting stronger takes, drawing...