Did it count? Waiting continues over winning half-court shot at Fairfield game


UPDATE (Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.): Saying it’s ‘the right thing to do,’ promotion sponsor Karl Chevrolet of New Canaan has awarded the car to Trumbull’s John Queenan.


The shot heard round Webster Bank Arena Monday night might or might not have counted.

At least that was the dilemma for Fairfield University and Tri-state Chevy dealerships, who sponsor the promotion, to sort out Tuesday after Trumbull resident John Queenan hit a half-court shot to win a car at halftime of a men’s basketball game.

Fairfield associate athletic director Roy Brown said Tuesday morning by email that “the Chevy dealership is still waiting for a response from the insurance company” about whether the basket counted. Brown said he still did not have an answer on the car last Tuesday afternoon.

Apparently, there was some concern the fan’s foot was on the line when he made the shot, which was video taped. Chevy officials, according to a Fairfield University employee on Monday, had to review the tape before a decision was made, but now an insurance company is involved as well.

The shot, which appeared to be good, initially drew a loud roar from the crowd of 1,990 fans who turned our for the Stags’ game against Loyola, Md. But afterwards, it set off a Twitter frenzy about whether it counted or not.

YouTube user Erik Tesauro captured the attempt and posted it online.

Update: Fairfield will not release the man’s name. If you are him, contact William S. Paxton at wpaxton@ctpost.com

What do you think? Did he make it or not?

William Paxton