December 9, 2010

Men's Basketball Coaches Take Part In "Shots From The Heart"

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore and Assistant Coach Eric Eaton recently took part in "Shots From The Heart," a free-throw shooting contest designed to raise awareness for the growing problem of heart disease. In addition to raising heart disease awareness, the contest also pays tribute to the late Skip Prosser, who passed away in July 2007 of a heart attack.

"We are pleased and honored to contribute in any way possible to such a worthy cause," said Moore. "Coach Prosser was a true gentleman and a great role model for a whole generation of coaches. It is a privilege for Eric and I to contribute in any way in which we can raise awareness in the fight against heart disease."

The tournament is structured in that participants are awarded one point for each made free throw of the first 20 attempted, two points for made free throws in attempts 21-24, and three points for a make on the 25th attempt.

Moore was defeated by Drake's Mark Phelps in the first round. Phelps finished with 27 points, including 19 of the first 20 free throws and four straight from shots 21-24. Moore made 12 of his first 20 free throws, 3-of-4 from shots 21-24, and the 25th shot for a total of 21 points.

Eaton defeated Providence's Kevin Gamble, 30-27, in the assistant coaches bracket. The only shot Eaton missed was the 17th of his round, while Gamble made all but shots 2, 15, 17 and 19. Eaton now moves on to the second round, where he'll face Drake's Kareem Richardson, who posted a perfect score of 31 points in a first round victory against Wisconsin's Greg Gard.