BU assistant Carmen Maciariello wins ‘Shots From the Heart’ assistant coaches tourney


One of the nicer benefit events that takes place in college basketball is the “Shots From the Heart” competition run by CollegeInsider.com.

The event began in honor of the late Skip Prosser, who passed in July of 2007 due to a heart attack.

“Shots From the Heart” is a project that involves CollegeInsider.com, the Skip Prosser Foundation and the American Heart Association with the goal of bringing attention to heart disease.

The competition matches 64 head coaches and 64 assistant coaches, with conpetitors shooting 25 free throws that are scored as follows:

– Shots 1-10 are worth 1 point
– Shots 11-15 are worth 2 points
– Shots 16-20 are worth 3 points
– Shots 21-24 are worth 4 points
– Shot 25 is worth 5 points

The champion of the assistants bracket has been crowned, with Boston University assistant Carmen Maciariello outlasting Butler assistant (.pdf link) Darnell Archey in the finals.

Both made all 25 of their “regulation” free throws, resulting in a 56-56 tie. But Maciariello would go on to make 22 more free throws and the 47 straight makes resulted in a championship.

The champion of the head coaches bracket has yet to be determined, with Arizona’s Sean Miller taking on Detroit’s Ray McCallum, Sr. in the finals.

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Raphielle is also the assistant editor at CollegeHoops.net and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.