When Alex Permann sank a half-court shot during a contest before the Missouri Valley title game on Sunday afternoon, the 24-year-old Missouri-St. Louis optometry student leapt in the air and pumped his fists like he'd just won the $50,000 cash prize.
Unfortunately for Permann, there was a problem: He hadn't properly followed directions.
Like most halftime shooting contests, participants had to make a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and half-court heave in less than 24 seconds to win. Permann hit the layup on his first try and the free throw on his second, then headed straight to the mid-court line even though both the PA announcer and fans in the crowd were shouting at him not to forget the 3-pointer.
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