(ABC NEWS) So far, college seems pretty easy and a blast for Markus Burden.

The Ball State University freshman sunk a half-court shot last Thursday, his first day of college, that won him not just a lot of swagger among his fellow freshmen, but a semester’s worth of free tuition.

“I called my mother right after when I won,” Burden, 18, said. “When we were walking outside I was basically in tears telling her that her son just won us free tuition.”

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