Eric Hayes wins men's three-point shooting championship
UPDATED at 8:55 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Maryland senior guard Eric Hayes won the men's three-point shooting championship Thursday night at the Indiana Convention Center. Hayes became the first Terrapin and the fifth ACC player to win the contest, which is in its 22nd year of existence.
Competing against Hayes in the three-point shooting championship were Vanderbilt's Jermaine Beal, Wisconsin's Jason Bohannon, Northern Iowa's Ali Farokhmanesh, New Mexico's Roman Martinez, California's Jerome Randle, UCLA's Michael Roll and Cornell's Ryan Wittman.
The event consisted of three rounds, with each round scored separately. There were five stations located around the three-point arc. A rack containing five balls (four orange, one black) marked each station. Baskets made with orange balls were worth one point, while baskets made with black balls were worth two points. Each player had 60 seconds in each round to shoot as many balls as possible at each station.
Hayes led all shooters in the first round with 24 points. He made his first 12 three-pointers and shot 20 for 25 in the first round. Hayes, Bohannon, Wittman and Roll advanced to the second round.
Hayes also tallied the most points in the second round (19) and moved on to the final round, where he squared off against Wittman.
Wittman, the son of Washington Wizards assistant coach Randy Wittman, shot first and registered 15 points in the final round. Hayes stepped up next and calmly registered 17 points. He drained the money ball on his final shot to claim the win.
Maryland Coach Gary Williams, who was standing off to the side of the court, gave a fist pump of approval.
About 50 minutes later, Hayes took on the winner of the women's three-point shooting championship -- University of Detroit Mercy's Brigid Mulroy. Hayes went first and tallied 22 points. Mulroy stepped up next and nearly was able to keep pace. She missed her final shot and ended up with 21 points.
April 1, 2010; 8:05 PM ET
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