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2 students win free tuition after basketball players hit back-to-back miracle shots

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Austin Powell

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Published Oct 25, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 5:39 pm CDT

East Tennessee State University’s basketball team has serious range this season. 

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At ETSU’s annual Bluenanza hoops celebration Monday night to celebrate the start of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons, two students won free tuition after players made back-to-back half-court shots. 

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The students, Garrett Pack and Jeremiah Pearson, both missed their own half-court attempts, but ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander apparently stepped in and told them they could choose a player to retake the shots for them. That’s when the unthinkable happen, as senior T.J. Cromer and junior Devontavius Payne came through in a clutch. These are SportsCenter Top 10 moments. 

What’s even more impressive is that, according to a local report, one of women’s players, freshman Kayla Marosites, also hit nothing but net during the promotion, winning a student a free Apple TV. 

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2016, 11:12 am CDT