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Miller, Whitford Advance in "Shots From the Heart" Event
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 03, 2011
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Dec. 3, 2011

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TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball coaches Sean Miller and James Whitford each won his first-round match to advance in the "Shots From the Heart" free throw contest.

Miller made 24 of 25 free throws this week, scoring a total of 55 points to defeat Mike Adras of Northern Arizona, who made 23 of 25 and scored 53 points, in the head coaches' tournament.

Whitford made 21 of 25 free throws this week, scoring a total of 49 points to defeat Bruce Hamburger of St. Peter's, who made 17 of 25 and scored 36 points, in the assistant coaches' tournament.

First round matches are not yet complete, so the second-round pairings are still to be announced. Miller is scheduled to face the winner of the Brad Stevens (Butler) vs. Blaine Taylor (Old Dominion) match, while Whitford will face the winner of the Roger Powell (Valparaiso) vs. Mike Blaine (Cornell) match. The second round match-ups are slated to begin later this month.

"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 through February, coaches will shoot 25 free throws on their campuses while a departmental staff member will tally and report the results. The coach with the most made free throws in each match-up would advance to the next round. The event is administered by in conjunction with the American Heart Association and the Skip Prosser Foundation. For additional tournament information, go to

In an effort to avoid ties, the following scoring system will be used: shots 1-10 are worth 1 point each, shots 11-15 are worth 2 points each, shots 16-20 are worth three points, shots 21-24 are worth four points and shot 25 is worth five points.

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