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A Louisville Student Made a Half-Court Short, But Was Robbed of $38K Prize on a Technicality

On Thursday, a University of Louisville student thought he’d won $38,000 after making four shots during the halftime’s contest of a recent game — including one from half-court. But the student is being denied the money on a technicality.

The student, Jackson Logsdon, made a layup, a free throw, a 3-pointer, and a half-court shot in less than 30 seconds. He was supposed to have won the money, but Logsdon was deemed ineligible to win the cash because he’d played high school basketball in the past six years — a violation of the rules set forth by Million Dollar Media who ran the contest.

“It is a huge bummer as I am an out-of-state student,” Logsdon said, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. “It would have went a long way to paying off student loans and anything in that manner.”

University spokesman Ira Green confirmed the news to the Courier-Journal

“The contest was administered by Million Dollar Media, and unfortunately, the student didn’t meet a couple of the stipulations, which are very specific. However, we are excited for him and are working on some items, so he doesn’t go away empty handed.”

Those items? According to a report by WAVE-TV Louisville, the university is going to pay for both Logsdon’s books and meal plan. Depending on which meal plan is being covered, this may be at least somewhat of a good faith effort on the university’s part to compensate Logsdon. Meal plans range from $225-$1,930.

Still, this one’s a bummer.

Watch above, via Louisville’s NBC affiliate WAVE.

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