He already has one championship on the year and he is looking for another as Detroit men’s basketball head coach Ray McCallum is in the finals of CollegeInsider.com’s “Shots from the Heart”. He will now take on Arizona’s Sean Miller – runner-up in the competition a year ago – in the title match of the head coaches’ bracket.
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Coach McCallum has been dead on during this event sinking all 125 of his free throws so far. He started by eliminating then-Ohio head coach John Groce, 56-47, in round one and Delaware’s Monte Ross, 56-52.
In the “Sweet 16” he ousted North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried, 56-52, and then dispatched defending champion in Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, 56-49, to reach the Final Four.
He drew UNC Wilmington’s Buzz Peterson in the Final Four and in a close battle, McCallum’s uncanny ability to hit free throws led him to a narrow, 56-55, victory over Michael Jordan’s former roommate in college.
The competition is based on each coach shooting 25 consecutive free throws with different point values attributed to each set of shots. There is also a tiebreaker based on consecutive shots. The event will come to an end in late May.
- 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
First tie breaker: Most consecutive shots converted without a miss at any time during the 25 free throw attempts.
Second tie breaker: Bonus basketballs. If there is still a tie shots 5, 10 and 15 will count as double points.
Third tie breaker: In the event that the two competitors are still tied there will be a shoot off.