Colorado chasing Division I hoops record following dominant performance in win over Georgetown
One longtime college hoops record could be in jeopardy this March Madness.
As it currently stands, the Division I record for free-throw percentage in a season belongs to Harvard. The record is currently 82.18% and was set in the 1983-84 season.
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Following a Round of 64 victory by Colorado Saturday, that record is in serious danger of following this year. According to Brian Howell with Buffzone, Colorado improved its season percentage to 82.25 after going 12-for-14 from the charity stripe in a dominant performance against Georgetown.
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Oral Roberts, fresh off a massive upset of Ohio State, also has a chance to take down the mark. The Golden Eagles are just a percentage point behind Harvard’s victory and could surpass it in the Round of 32.
Update on Colorado’s pursuit of the Division I free throw percentage record held by Harvard:
82.25%: Colorado, 2020-21
82.18%: Harvard, 1983-84
82.17%: Oral Roberts, 2020-21#cubuffs
— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) March 20, 2021
The Buffaloes steamrolled the Hoyas, 96-73, on Saturday. Colorado shot 60.7% from the floor and a blistering 16-for-25 from deep.
The first B1G team that would potentially face Colorado would be Michigan, but it would take a trip to the Sweet 16 by both teams to make that happen. The Buffaloes will face Florida State in the Round of 32 on Monday.
For the Wolverines, they are squaring off against Texas Southern on CBS. A win would give Michigan a matchup against the winner of St. Bonaventure vs LSU.