Monday morning trivia

Based on Will DiIorio's percentages, this probably didn't go in. - Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Today, we talk about some really bad free throw shooting.

With the Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl, I tried very hard to think of a Super Bowl related route to take the trivia question to this morning. The problem is I used up all my WSU related Super Bowl trivia last year and nothing has changed. So instead, we'll discuss some really bad free throw shooting.

If you haven't been paying attention, the Cougars currently have three players with at least 10 free throw attempts and a free throw percentage worse than 40 percent. Junior Longrus is 7-of-20 (.375), Jordan Railey is 8-of-23 (.348) and Will DiIorio is 3-of-15 (.200). Longrus and Railey would be all stars in baseball with those averages and even DiIorio could probably play for the Mariners, but those aren't very good basketball numbers. Which leads us to this ...

Q: Since 1997, three WSU players have shot worse than 40 percent from the free throw line in a season while attempting at least 10 free throws. Who were they?

Women's basketball:

Playing without Lia Galdeira, the WSU women's basketball team lost its first conference game of the season, dropping a heartbreaker to Utah 59-57.

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WSU Falls To Utah In Final Seconds, 59-57 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State saw its perfect Pac-12 Conference record slip to 5-1 after the University of Utah scored the go-ahead basket with two seconds remaining to beat the Cougars 59-57 at Beasley Coliseum Sunday.

State college basketball: Utah women edge Washington State 59-57 | The Salt Lake Tribune
Michelle Plouffe made a layup with 2.4 seconds left in the game to give the University of Utah women’s basketball team a 59-57 victory over Washington State on Sunday in Pullman, Wash.

Utah rallies in last minute to hand Washington State a Pac-12 defeat | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Washington State lost its chance to stay undefeated in the Pac-12 as Utah’s Michelle Plouffe scored four points in the final seconds and the Utes upset the Cougars 59-57 in women’s basketball Sunday.

PULLMAN, Wash.: Plouffe, Utah upset Washington State 59-57 | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
Michelle Plouffe scored four points in the final seconds and Utah upset Washington State 59-57 in a conference thriller on Sunday.

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