What’s with Kentucky’s free-throw shooting? Shouldn’t the Cats be better than this?

Perhaps the most perplexing aspect of ’s 2022-23 basketball season to this point: free-throw shooting.

What the heck is going on with these Wildcats at the foul line?

Before the games began, this looked like it could really be ’s best free-throw shooting team in program history. The track record was there. It’s a roster stacked with key players who have shown proficiency at the foul line, either here at or at their previous stops.

So far, these Cats are not good at the stripe.

The victory over last Sunday was yet another example. finally knocked off a big-name opponent, but the final result — 73-69 at the end — was closer than it should have been. The Cats went 10-for-20 on free throws. Abysmal. The two players who handle the ball the most,  and Cason Wallace, were a combined 2-for-8. Appalling.

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