Harrisonburg, Va., January 11, 2012- After defeating two opponents in the opening rounds of the Second Annual Shots from the Heart Tournament in benefit the Skip Prosser Foundation, James Madison men's basketball Head Coach Matt Brady shot his third round of free throws Wednesday in the JMU Convocation Center.
Coach Brady faces second-year Iowa State Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, last year's defending champion, in the third round of the contest. The winner of this match-up will advance to the fourth round of competition to face the frontrunner of the match between N.C. State Head Coach Matt Gottfried and University of Detroit Mercy Head Coach Ray McCallum.
In the first round of competition, Coach Brady faced Davidson Head Coach Bob McKillop and won the round with a total of 50 points and 22 out of 25 shots completed. Coach Brady raised the bar during the second round of the tournament when he scored 55 points on 24 free throws against UNLV Head Coach Dave Rice.
During the third round of competition, Coach Brady scored 23 of his 25 allotted free throws, missing one of the first shots and his final attempt. He accumulated 50 points out of a possible 56 and is currently waiting to find out if he will advance to the fourth round.
"The tournament is a terrific opportunity and I'm really grateful to be a part of it, although I think that with my performance today, I'm probably out of it," said Coach Brady. "I think anything that creates awareness for heart disease is a great opportunity for me, our basketball program and our community to be involved in it."
The fourth round of competition will take place during the month of February.
For more information about the Skip Prosser Foundation and the Shots from the Heart free throw tournament, visit http://www.collegeinsider.com/shots/about.html.
To donate to the Skip Prosser Foundation, more information can be found at https://www.obopay.com/p2pCheckout/Pay.do?amount=10&phone=6507352320&partnerID=obopay&version=1.0&memo.