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Iona vs. Georgia: Mark Fox frustrated with free throw shortcomings

Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox is frustrated with his team's lack of production at the free throw line.

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After the Georgia Bulldogs fell to the then 3-4 Iona Gaels, coach Mark Fox was quick to admonish his team for their poor play from the free throw line, as noted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Bulldogs missed nine of 15 free throws in the overtime period of the 81-78 loss, and missed four of five in the final six minutes of regulation.

"That was a tough loss. I'm sick of losing, as our team is, but we've got to play better basketball," Fox said. The coach doesn't want to take anything away from Iona, which made all the shots needed to get out with a win, but he reiterated that missing 16 free throws in the second half and beyond does not lead to winning games.

Fox continued, saying that the team shot around 6,500 free throws in practice, and that they're shooting over 75 percent in those scenarios. The problem is that the free throw shooting hasn't translated to actual game situations just yet.

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