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Contestant in $10K shooting contest to now get full prize


February 14th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (The Des Moines Register) ā€” The sponsor of a halftime promotion at University of Northern Iowa basketball games has reversed course in the face of growing criticism and will now pay the full $10,000 to a contestant who competed earlier this week. A public outcry had been swelling since the Wednesday night contest.

Northern Iowa student Dalton Hinsch made a layup, a free throw and two long shots as part of the timed contest. Hinsch made the last shot from half-court just as an announcer counted down the last seconds, sending the crowd into a frenzy. Officials said Hinsch hadn’t gotten the last shot off in time.