Brandon Triche Is Really Good At Making Free Throws

via media.syracuse.com

Syracuse and free-throw shooting don't always go together. In recent years the Curse Of Arinze Onuaku has held down out free throw percentage something awful.Onuaku's 39% shooting average and his propensity for being sent to the line often took a decent free-throw shooting team and turned them into an awful-looking one (which actually wasn't true).

The best Syracuse free-throw shooter of the last five years (min. 100 att.)? Eric Devendorf (79%). Though to be fair, Scoop is right on his tail (78%) while Wes Johnson and Andy Rautins were no slouches either.

However if Brandon Triche can keep this up, he'll breeze past them. Triche has made 27 free-throws in a row, many of which have come at clutch times for SU.

Triche is now shooting 83 percent from the line this season. He was asked whether he wants the ball in the game’s closing minutes.

"You know, whatever helps the team out," he said. "I feel I can make it every time, so if I can get my hands on it, I think it’s a good percentage that’s going to go in."

Who loves Brandon Triche? You do. He's your boyfriend.

The streak dates back to Feb. 9, the first game against Georgetown. And if he keeps this up just a little while longer, it's not that far to the team record.

Mike Lee made 34 consecutive free-throws (PDF) during the 1971-72 season. The only person to come close to beating that? Who else, Gerry McNamara, who had two separate streaks of 30-straight during his career.

If we're talking college records, well, we've got a ways to go there. Butler's Darnell Archey made 85 consecutive free-throws, a streak that spanned three seasons.

Regardless of it he sets any records, having an 80+% free-throw shooter ready to go and ready to improve bodes very well.

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