CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- A man chosen this week to take part in a half-time basketball promotion at the University of Northern Iowa is getting the $10,000 prize plus tickets and a hotel stay to watch the Panthers play in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Arch Madness.
It didn't start out that way for Dalton Hinsch, who had 24-seconds to make a lay-up, a free-throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot. He made all the shots, but missed the big prize by just seconds.
UNI and the sponsor of the promotion, CB Seeds have decided to go ahead and pay Hinsch the grand prize and the tournament prize package.
UNI says there was confusion as to how much time remained when Hinsch made the half-court shot, so because of the confusion the decision was made to give him the grand prize.
"Thank you to UNI and CB Seeds for the prize," Hinsch said. "I understood the rules prior to the contest, and am truly grateful for UNI and CB Seeds going above and beyond and awarding me the $10,000. I look forward to seeing the Panthers win it all in St Louis!"