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UK Student Makes Incredible Half-Court Shot, Wins $19,000

Posted at 7:26 PM, Feb 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 00:01:18-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – One lucky UK student walked away from ESPN’s College GameDay a whole lot richer after making an incredible half-court shot.

The chance to shoot for some cash was a part of the festivities filmed by ESPN all day long at Memorial Coliseum ahead of the highly anticipated #5 Kentucky vs. #1 Tennessee basketball game.

McKinley Webb sunk the improbable shot to win $19,000. After the ball swished through the net, Webb was mobbed by the team as he celebrated.

This is the second time this season ESPN’s College GameDay has come to Lexington.