Has any Hog ever had a goose egg in the first half and ended up with 25 points?
Courtney Fortson did it, I believe, against Miss State. He ended up with 33, all in the second half.
Fortson had 35 in that game, with 33 coming in the second half. I’m having a hard time remembering a player going scoreless before halftime and finishing with that many.
Or remembering a guy scoring the last 16 points of the game, or 16 points in 2 OTs.
I all my years (40 or so) I can’t remember another player I had more confidence in on the FT in a close game. Name any great player we had and I would still take Macon.
I said this in another thread, Macon is probably the most clutch Razorback of all time. I’ve lost count of all the big shots he’s made and important free throws. Has he ever missed a free throw with under 2 minutes in the 2nd half or in OT? If he has I can’t remember it.
Don’t ask that question until he is out of here. I believe in “jinx”.
Clutch shooter…Scotty T, Macon, Boothead in that order for me. Really a win, win, win choice though. All outstanding
Well it hasn’t happened yet. Not too long ago the official razorback twitter posted that he hasn’t missed a late game free throw yet this season. And they brought back the ice in the vein poster they have. I just can’t remember if he missed any late last year.
… I all my years (40 or so) I can’t remember another player I had more confidence in on the FT in a close game. Name any great player we had and I would still take Macon.
[/quote]Pat Bradley had an 85.8 career free throw percentage.
I’ll still take Scotty Thurman as the most clutch shooter. Some that I remember from him that weren’t in the national championship game:
The jumper with 5 seconds left to beat Kentucky on Super Bowl Sunday in 1995.
The game-tying free throw (after he missed one) and what proved to be the game-winner with about a minute left vs. Syracuse in the 1995 NCAA Tournament.
The go-ahead 3 with 16 seconds remaining in overtime at LSU in 1994.
The game-winning 3 with 9 seconds left at Tennessee in 1994.
I agree about Scotty as a clutch shooter. But NavyHog was talking about FT shooting to close out games. I am not sure if Scotty has had as many opportunities as Macon to judge that properly.
I guess I misread the post. Macon has been very good in late free throw situations; definitely one of the best I can remember.
Do not forget about Sidney Moncreif. He was the lone threat his senior year. He led the Hogs to the Elite Eight and were it not for an absolutely horrendous call, back to back Final Fours.