The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova Basketball Free Throw Record

Good Thursday Nova Nation! During the season, Jay Wright gives the same answer when asked about a great achievement, title or award. We take time to appreciate that when the season is over. Then the season is over and there is plenty to reflect on from this season. One of the big accomplishments is that Villanova is the new NCAA record holder for best free throw percentage in a season.

The old record, held by the 1984 Harvard team, was 82.2% (535 of 651). Villanova, while shooting fewer free throws, surpassed this mark by finishing at 83.0% (527 of 635). This team was really remarkable on the season, hitting 80% or more of their free throws in 26 of their 38 games (68%). They went perfectly off the line in three games and they shot over 80% in every game in the month of January. This stretch also included a couple of fights in February, a total of 11 consecutive fights with shooting 80% or better from the line.

And when the pressure was greatest, Villanova performed its best. The Wildcats shot 80% or better from the line in every single NCAA Tournament game. In fact, throughout the off-season, they only had one game (Creighton in BET), where they shot below 80%.

It was really a joint effort by a number of players, but here the whole team is ranked by FT% on the season.

2022 Villanova Basketball free throw after player

Player FT FTA FT%
Player FT FTA FT%
Jordan Longino 8 8 100.0%
Bryan Antoine 4 4 100.0%
Chris Arcidiacono 22 24 91.7%
Collin Gillespie 105 116 90.5%
Brandon Slater 74 84 88.1%
Caleb Daniels 58 68 85.3%
Eric Dixon 69 84 82.1%
Jermaine Samuels 94 122 77.0%
Justin Moore 90 120 75.0%
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree 3 4 75.0%
Trey Patterson 0 1 0.0%
Nnanna Njoku 0 0 0.0%
Kevin Voigt 0 0 0.0%
School in total 527 635 83.0%

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