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It’s relatively common to attend a basketball game, and see someone participate in a promotion to attempt a half-court shot for money.
Sometimes, they make it. Other times, they miss. And then, there’s the rare occasion where they make the shot and have an.
But Montana State probably thought it was in the clear when it held a FULL-COURT shot contest on Saturday night for a game against Montana. The school had student, Joe Thompson, attempt a series of full-court heaves from the corner of the opposite baseline. It’s an incredibly difficult shot, so, naturally, this happened:
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AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! Shoutout to— Montana State Bobcats (@MSUBobcats) student Joe Thompson for sinking a FULLLLLLLLL court shot at halftime of today's Montana State vs UM rivalry game for $11,111!
I mean … wow.
Thompson made the side-armed, full-court shot with about four seconds to spare on the clock. For the effort, he’ll get to cash in a cool $11,111.
And I doubt sponsor Montana’s Rib & Chop House could have seen that one coming. It was like the scene from Semi-Pro come to life.
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