Kansas not attempting many free throws this season
If Kansas basketball games seem to fly by faster this season there is a good reason for that. The games seldom are slowed down by whistles that put Jayhawks at the free-throw line.
Kansas always plays fast and you can’t foul what you can’t catch, but even by KU’s standards, free-throw attempts are way down. KU is shooting more 3-pointers, don’t have a low-post threat through whom the offense runs and the guards tend to drive to dish more than to score.
Those are all factors in Kansas ranking 350th in Div. I in percentage of free throws attempted compared to field goals attempted, one of many statistics tracked at kenpom.com, with a ratio of 19.6 percent.
The next-lowest percentage and rank (36.4/178th) came during the national-championship season of 2007-08. The highest ratio (48.3/32nd) happened in 2013-14, when Andrew Wiggins took off for the hoop and drew foul calls as the ball spilled out of bounds.
Lagerald Vick leads this year’s team in free-throw attempts with 20 in nine games, an average of 2.2 per game, the lowest for a team leader during the Bill Self era.