Dec. 5, 2011
RUSTON, La. - Assistant coach Derrick Jones of the Louisiana Tech men's basketball team advanced to the second round of the assistant coaches' bracket of the CollegeInsider.com Shots from the Heart tournament after defeating Nick Robinson of LSU 50-49.
Competitors shoot 25 free throws apiece with the first 10 shots each worth a point, attempts 11-15 are valued at two points apiece, shots 16-20 are worth three points each, attempts 21-24 are valued at four points apiece and the 25th shot is worth five points.
While both participants missed three shots, Jones missed fired on a one, two and three-point shot while Robinson missed back-to-back two-pointers and a three-point attempt.
In the second round, Jones will face Ramon Williams of Ohio who defeated Ball State's Bob Simmons 54-53 in the opening round. Both competitors will have the month of December to shoot their next 25 free throws.
In the head coaches' bracket of the competition, Bulldogs' head coach Michael White fell in a close matchup to Tulane's Ed Conroy 53-52.
White made 24-of-25 free throws, including the first 20 in-a-row, with his only miss coming on his 21st shot that is valued at four points. Conroy went 23-for-25 in his round but his two missed shots were only worth a total of three points.
The Shots from the Heart challenge was started to create more awareness for the growing problem of heart disease and to raise money to benefit the Skip Prosser Foundation. CollegeInsider.com and the Skip Prosser Foundation are working with the American Heart Association, which is a beneficiary of the Skip Prosser Foundation, to further promote the educational aspects of heart disease.
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