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Best of Midnight Madness: San Diego State student wins a truck with a half-court shot

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

Midnight Madness produces some memorable moments each year, so The Dagger is chronicling the best ones from Friday's lineup all weekend. If you spot something we missed, let us know here or here.

Whereas the vast majority of baskets made at Midnight Madness events across the nation are merely for fun, a San Diego State student actually sank one that matters. Craig Horlbeck, a freshman at San Diego State, sank a half-court shot at the school's Madness at the Mesa event Friday night to win a Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck. Later, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher showed off his sense of humor when referencing the moment. He joked he had a scholarship available for Horlbeck ... but the freshman would have to give the truck back to use it.

More from Best of Midnight Madness Series:

• Wagner forward leaps over his mom and dad for dunk
• Kentucky transforms Rupp Arena floor into a projector screen
• D.J. Byrd pulls one over on unsuspecting Purdue crowd
• Jamie Dixon's 'Jackie Moon' costume wins the night
• Brittney Griner does a near-360 jam in Baylor's dunk contest
• Missouri's Keion Bell leaps over six people for a dunk
• Tom Izzo wows Michigan State crowd with 'Iron Man' entrance
• North Carolina freshmen don ballet slippers and tutus
• Kentucky women's coach channels MC Hammer

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