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Free-throw line anything but charitable to Memphis, Texas

Originally Published: March 27, 2008
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- It's supposed to be one of the easiest tasks in basketball.

Fifteen feet from the basket, a clear shot at the hoop is present with the humble free throw. Old-schoolers still call them "charity tosses" because they are presumed to be so effortless.

But try telling that to Memphis coach John Calipari, who has seen his team's inability to hit the open 15-footer turn into its most glaring defect in the eyes of most detractors.

"When we played ...

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