Jan. 25, 2011
Miller made all 25 free throws last week, scoring a total of 31 points to defeat Ron Everhart of Duquesne, who made 22 of 25 and scored 27 points.
“I’m excited (to advance),” said Miller. It’s going to be a challenge. I imagine the other seven coaches still in it will make a lot of shots, so I hope to continue my current pace. I’m going by the slogan ‘Don’t Miss.’”
Through three rounds of action, Miller has made 67-of-75 shots (.893) and has tallied 85 total points. His score has improved in each of the three rounds.
Miller is scheduled to face the winner of the Milan Brown (Holy Cross) vs. Mark Phelps (Drake) match-up in the West Region final. The fourth round is slated to begin in February.
“Shots from the Heart” is a season-long free throw contest that features 64 participating head coaches bracketed in a tournament-style format. Beginning in November and continuing once monthly through the NCAA Final Four in
In an effort to avoid ties, the following scoring system will be used: shots 1-20 are worth 1 point each, shots 21-24 are worth 2 points each, and shot 25 is worth 3 points.
The event is administered by collegeinsider.com in conjunction with Close The Gap, an educational initiative designed to promote awareness about cardiovascular risk factors. Any proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association. For additional tournament information, go to www.collegeinsider.com/shots. There is a tournament for assistant coaches as well.
Miller, who graduated from the