Like most of America, I thought it was pretty ridiculous when Missouri's J.T. Tiller was "unable" to shoot his free throws with 5.5 seconds remaining in a tie game, which allowed Kim English to shoot them instead. And it looked even more ridiculous when Tiller tried to return to the game moments after English made the free throws.
Trust me America, I'm with you.
That looked bad.
But did you know English is actually a worse free throw shooter than Tiller?
Tiller entered the game as 75.9 percent free throw shooter.
English entered as a 68.0 percent free throw shooter.
So technically -- or at least statistically -- Missouri would've been better off with Tiller taking the free throws, and I just thought that was worth pointing out, how this wasn't quite like Jim Boeheim using Eric Devendorf (78.8 percent free throw shooter) to shoot free throws for Arinze Onuaku (29.5 percent free throw shooter). On the other hand, it's also worth noting -- because Marquette fans have almost certainly noted it -- that English was in the middle of his best game ever and thus had a "hot hand," if you believe in such things. And that's a fair point, I guess. But either way, my primary point is that English is technically a worse free throw shooter than Tiller, and with that I'll turn my attention toward the Sweet 16, and all the great match-ups to come.