from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See foul shot.

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  • n. A shot, worth one point, taken from the free-throw line and without opposition.

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  • n. an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul


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  • Two free throws by Dixon closed the gap to four points, and after Jordan Theodore made a free throw - filling in for a cramping Pope - Gibbs cut the lead to 61-58 with two free throws with

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  • Reverend Furlough never felt closer to the Lord than when he was sweating profusely and making that perfect basketball shot just to the right of the free throw line.


  • After Alabi's free throws, Brian Oliver missed a 3-point try and Gani Lawal and Shumpert both missed opportunities to tie the game for Georgia Tech. Jordan DeMercy added a free throw in the closing seconds for the final margin.

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  • Hedgepeth shot 10-of-14 from the free throw line and his hard work on the boards helped Belmont out-rebound Campbell, 43-28.

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  • Babb hit a jumper on the other end, but Hughes hit a long jumper and a free throw to convert a three-point play and give Wisconsin a commanding 72-64 lead with 12: 02 remaining.

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  • Zamanis standing at the free throw line, his knees bent, bouncing a basketball.

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  • Randy Berry's free throw capped the 16-5 run and Wisconsin-Green Bay led 66-49 with 2: 56 left.

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  • Alabi, who may be the best 7-foot-1 free throw shooter around, made both of them - even though the first bounced high off the rim before dropping through the net.

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