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Cassara shoots from the heart

Mo Cassara Head Coach Cassara is entering his

Mo Cassara
Head Coach
Cassara is entering his second season coaching Hofstra, after a 21-12 final record and a 14-4 CAA record in his first year. The Pride finished tied for second place in the Colonial Athletic Association, giving the team its best finish since joining the CAA in 2001-02. Credit: James Escher

Hofstra coach Mo Cassara put aside his whistle and clipboard and took the hardwood to participate in the Shots From The Heart free-throw shooting competition to help raise awareness for heart disease and to benefit the Skip Prosser Foundation.

Cassara made 23-of-25 free throw attempts, including the last 19 to advance to the second round. Cassara's total beat his first-round opponent, Creighton coach Greg McDermott. The original field of 64 coaches is now down to 32 and Cassara will oppose Loyola (Md.) coach Jimmy Patsos in the second round. Patsos defeated Kansas coach Bill Self in the opening round.

Shooting at the Mack Sports Complex, Cassara only missed shots No. 4 and 6. The scoring criteria was:

- 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


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