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Division II college student wins Caribbean cruise after hitting half court shot

Jan 12, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

Half Court Shot Wins Cruise

At nearly every collegiate/professional basketball games these days, there is a shooting contest where fans can win some cold hard cash or trips for hitting a certain number of shots.

Back on Thursday night, Casey Saulman of Bellarmine University (in Louisville) was given the task of hitting a lay-up, a free throw, a three pointer, and a half court shot to win a Caribbean cruise during a stoppage of play in the Knights men’s basketball game against Quincy.

Saulman only had thirty seconds to accomplish the task but that didn’t deter him as he cleared the first three levels with only four shots.

He eventually got to half court for the trip-winning shot with nine seconds left and Casey drained the shot which allowed the Knight’s mascot a chance to give him one big hug:

A quick postscript: Saulman’s roommate happens to be Garrett Ross…Ross is a guard on the Bellarmine basketball team.

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Bellarmine students wins cruise after hitting half court shot [Bob's Blitz]