Video of a Brandon University basketball coach sinking a half-court basket to win tuition for a student has gone viral.

Brandon Bobcats coach Gil Cheung made the incredible shot during the Shoot Out For Tuition contest at the university on Friday.

"The ball just felt real good," Cheung told CBC News. "I stood there and as soon as I let it go ... I didn't think it could miss."

Students were randomly selected to participate and could take the shot themselves or name anyone in the building to take the shot on their behalf.

Mason Kaluzniak opted to have the coach take his shot.

As a result of Cheung making the basket, Kaluzniak walked out of the gym with his tuition covered.

The video now has over 800,000 views on YouTube.