Carolina’s free throw rate is 45.8 (163 FTA / 356 FGA) through six games.

Would be highest mark in Roy Williams Era, of course, this is in a silly small sample size.

Tar Heels have *made* 25 more free throws than opponents have *attempted*.

This bar chart shows how that margin compares to other full seasons.

Code is below . . .

```
library(ggplot2)
theme_me <- function () {
theme_minimal(base_size = 15, base_family = "RobotoCondensed-Regular") %+replace%
theme (
plot.title = element_text(hjust = 0.5),
plot.subtitle = element_text(
hjust = 0.5,
vjust = -2,
lineheight = 0.9,
size = 10
),
plot.caption = element_text(size = 8, hjust = 1),
panel.grid.minor = element_blank(),
plot.background = element_rect(fill = "#c9e1f1", color = "#c9e1f1")
)
}
ft <- tibble::tribble(
~Season,~ftm,~fta,~Delta,~fill,
2021,110,85,25,"plus",
2020,470,583,-113,"minus",
2019,541,639,-98,"minus",
2018,503,597,-94,"minus",
2017,642,746,-104,"minus",
2016,617,725,-108,"minus",
2015,571,843,-272,"minus",
2014,552,807,-255,"minus",
2013,442,581,-139,"minus",
2012,629,529,100,"plus",
2011,590,580,10,"plus",
2010,558,585,-27,"minus",
2009,739,627,112,"plus",
2008,738,641,97,"plus",
2007,669,646,23,"plus",
2006,519,522,-3,"minus",
2005,724,689,35,"plus",
2004,515,597,-82,"minus",
)
ggplot(ft, aes(x = Season, y = Delta, fill = fill)) +
geom_col(aes(x = Season), width = 0.3) +
geom_text(
aes(
label = ifelse(Delta > 0, paste0("+", Delta), Delta),
vjust = ifelse(Delta > 0,-1,-1)
),
colour = "#13294B",
size = 5,
family = "RobotoCondensed-Regular"
) +
scale_fill_manual(values = c("#c80815", "#030200"), guide = FALSE) +
scale_x_continuous(breaks = seq(2004, 2021, 1)) +
coord_flip() +
theme_me() +
theme(legend.position = "none") +
theme(
axis.text.x = element_blank(),
axis.line = element_blank(),
axis.ticks = element_blank()
) +
annotate(
"text",
x = 2018,
y = 50,
label = "Only six seasons \n with a positive margin \n in Roy Williams Era \n prior to 2020-21 season.
\n 2020-21 Carolina has made \n 110 free throws and opponents \n have attempted 85 free throws.",
family = "Chalkboard Bold",
size = 3.5,
color = "#EF426F"
) +
labs(
x = "Season",
y = "Margin",
title = "Carolina: Margin Between Made Free Throws and Opponent Free Throw Attemps",
subtitle = "Season-by-season during the Roy Williams Era (since 2004). 2020-21 season is only six games old.",
caption = "@dadgumboxscores"
)
```