The No. 13 Kentucky basketball team (4-1) has a date with North Florida on Friday night, and the Wildcats seem to have found their go-to scorer.
Freshman TyTy Washington poured in 20 points in UK's win over Albany on Monday night, and through five games, the Wildcats rank 11th nationally in free throw percentage (83.3). That number would be the best of the Calipari era, even topping the 2019-20 team that led the country in free-throw percentage (79.1), beat writer Jon Hale wrote.
However, the current Wildcats are reaching the line far less often than your typical Calipari team. Kentucky ranks 331st in free throw rate (a measure of a team’s ration of free throw attempts to field goal attempts). UK ranked in the top 50 in that category eight times in Calipari’s first 12 seasons in Lexington.
UK vs. North Florida begins at 7 p.m. Friday and will be on SEC Network and streaming online on the WatchESPN app.
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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky vs. North Florida basketball: Score, live updates, highlights