At The Free Throw Line recaps Ducks basketball — the things the Ducks are doing well or going in the Ducks’ favor (FT Made), and the things not going the Ducks’ way or things in need of improvement (FT Missed).
FT Made: Point Guards.
Duck fortunes will rise and fall with the play of their point guards, and it is distressing (to say the least) that Dominic Artis is out with a foot injury. The scene was staged for a Husky upset last Saturday; but in spite of some miscues, Jonathan Loyd and Willie Moore got the job done. They will get better — they have to. You could see Moore learning on the floor, however, and Dana Altman was right there, instructing his trial by fire. Our point guards don’t have to play perfectly for the Ducks to stay on top, and any anxiety felt by the loss of Artis was assuaged by the things our point guards did right.
FT Made: Duck Fans.
Matthew Night arena was packed on Saturday. The lines were long, and if you want to see a tipoff in time at a future sellout, you’ll need to get there at least 40 minutes early. There are no bad seats in our house, so you owe it to yourself to see a future game by our top-rated Ducks. The fans and student section showed up against the Fuskies and the house was rockin’! Kudos to Duck fans for our first sellout in 2 years!