Florida basketball: Statistical surprises for the Gators through 13 games

Florida sits at 10-3, and have had their fair share of surprises through their first 13 games

Dec 30, 2023; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators forward Tyrese Samuel (4) attempts a dunk
Dec 30, 2023; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators forward Tyrese Samuel (4) attempts a dunk / Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports
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Florida basketball: Not so charitable charity stripe

If there's one area where the whole team can improve, it's the free throw line. For as good as they have been scoring the ball this season, it has been infuriating watching them shoot free throws.

As a team, the Gators are making 65.4% of their free throws. If that sounds bad, that's because it is. It's very bad.

That free throw percentage ranks 322nd in the country. That is not good. Not at all.

When you get to these tough conference games, especially on the road, making your free throws is going to determine wins and losses. As it stands now, the Gators will lose their close games at the stripe that would go a long way in determining where they stand on selection day.

The good news for Florida is that team-wide free throw woes are probably one of the most fixable issues a team can have. In theory, reps and consistent practice cleans that up.

When Florida starts to go on the road in the SEC, they aren't going to be in very friendly environments, and missing free throws won't help. If Florida stays as a 65% free throw shooting team, there are going to be some frustrating losses in their future.