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UPDATE: UNI student now receiving full $10K after basketball contest confusion

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UPDATE: University of Northern Iowa student Dalton Hinsch will now receive the full $10,000 award and more after being denied the money following a halftime promotional contest Wednesday's basketball game.

UNI Athletics and CB Seeds, the sponsor involved in the contest, announced in a press release, that they have decided to award Hinsch with the full prize money after previously saying he did not complete the challenge in 24 seconds and giving him $2,000 instead.

Hinsch made all four shots: a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and a half-court shot, but there was confusion on how much time was remaining.

He ended up making all four within 27 seconds, which exceeded the given time limit but because of the confusion and the fact that he hit all four shots, Hinsch is being awarded the full prize.

In addition to the money, Hinsch will also receive a package to watch the Panthers at Arch Madness, which includes tickets and a hotel stay.

"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!"

CB Seeds released this statement:

"We love UNI Athletics and are excited to be associated with Panther basketball," CB Seeds' Chuck Becker said. "We are sorry about the confusion that took place Wednesday night, but we are happy to reward Dalton for an amazing effort. We look forward to enjoying the rest of this great season and watching the Panthers continue their successful year."

With two more home games remaining, two more students have the chance to win the same $10,000 prize as Hinsch.

Associated Press

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