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Wyatt Passes Lear, Gola Next

Philadelphia's Division I players with 200 or more free throws in a season.

Wyatt Passes Lear, Gola Next

Temple guard Khalif Wyatt clinches his fist as he walks up court<br />during the second half of a second-round game against the North<br />Carolina State at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday,<br />March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. (Al Behrman/AP)
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt clinches his fist as he walks up court during the second half of a second-round game against the North Carolina State at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. (Al Behrman/AP)

One of the many thing Khaliff Wyatt did on Friday was make 12 free throws, giving him 62 over his last six games and  200 for the season, pushing him past Hal Lear (189) for the Temple single-season record.

He is now one of only seven players in Philadelphia Division I history to have made 200 foul shots in a single season. Wyatt could jump up a few more notches Sunday afternoon and could reach No. 2 in the Owls advance to next weekend, but Villanova's Bob Schafer (262) in out of reach, in one of those records that will never be broken.

(The NCAA Division I record is 355, on a record 444 attempts, by Furman's Frank Selvy in 1953-54.)


 Player  School  Season  GP 
 FT  FTA  Pct.
 Bob Schafer
 Villanova  1953-54  31  262 
 Paul Arizin
 Villanova  1949-50  29  215  278  77.3
 Michael Anderson 
 Drexel  1985-86  31  208  278  74.8
 Cliff Anderson
 Saint Joseph's
 1966-67  26  204  279
 Ahmad Nivins
 Saint Joseph's 
 2008-09  32  203
 258  78.7
 Tom Gola
 La Salle
 31  202  267  75.6
 Khaliff Wyatt
 Temple  2012-13  33  200  240  83.3
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