We have a new favorite for your 2015-16 Big Ten Dunk of the Year! It came midway through the second half of Wednesday’s Iowa vs. Wisconsin game on BTN. With the game tied, 51-51, with just under nine minutes remaining in the contest, Wisconsin’s Khalil Iverson drove to the basket and threw down an incredible windmill slam over an Iowa defender. Check out the play at the top of this post. “This will solve the energy crisis,” said BTN’s Shon Morris in reference to the windmill dunk. Congrats, Mr. Iverson. You are officially a #BTNStandout!
Former Illinois defensive lineman Jihad Ward is looking to make a name for himself before the 2016 NFL Draft. Consider it done. Ward, who tips the scales at 296 pounds, posted a video to Instagram of himself throwing down a reverse dunk. Ward stands 6-foot-5, but it’s impressive to see a guy as big as he is do something like this. In two seasons in Champaign, Ward collected 12 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
Matt Van Dyk had one of those moments on Tuesday night that he will never forget. With Michigan State holding onto a commanding 79-62 lead over Ohio State late in Tuesday night’s game, Tom Izzo made a move to empty his bench. That’s when Van Dyk came into the game and threw down a dunk that electrified the Spartans’ bench. The MSU walk-on got a steal and dished the ball to teammate Alvin Ellis, who threw it off the backboard to Van Dyk for the two-handed flush. Check it out at the top of this post. Well done, Mr. Van
Bishop Daniels threw down a dunk on Tuesday night that Rutgers basketball fans will remember for a long time. Leading 19-14 midway through the first half, Daniels drove to the rim and threw down a thunderous one-handed slam over a Minnesota defender. BTN’s Stephen Bardo had some great commentary following the dunk. “I didn’t know we were in Church tonight,” Bardo said. “But the Bishop showed up at the rim.” This has to be a finalist for Big Ten Dunk of the Year. Congrats, Mr. Daniels. You have earned the title of #BTNStandout.
We have a new finalist for “Big Ten Dunk of the Year” honors, and it came in Tuesday night’s Maryland vs. Bowie State game on BTN. Late in the first half, with Maryland holding onto a 38-26 lead, Rasheed Sulaimon drove to the basket and threw down a huge one-handed dunk in the face of a Bowie State defender. Check out the highlight play in the video at the top of this post. Sulaimon has had some outstanding plays this season since transferring from Duke, but this one takes the cake. You can tell by the home crowd reaction that
A.J. Hammons played the kind of game players dream about in Purdue’s 89-74 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. [ MORE: Watch Purdue honor Keady, 1994-96 three-peat team | Purdue busts out throwback uniform ] The senior big man scored a career-high 32 points, on a head-turning 14 of 17 from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and a steal. Simply put, Nebraska had absolutely no answer for Hammons, who also committed just one personal foul in 29 minutes. “A.J. Hammons is the best center in college basketball,” Matt Painter said after the game. It’s
Ohio State freshman big man Daniel Giddens put on a dunk show in the first half of the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener against Minnesota on Wednesday night. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout performances ] The first highlight-reel dunk from Giddens came early on in the first half with Ohio State holding onto a 13-4 lead over the Gophers. JaQuan Lyle threw a picture-perfect alley-oop pass that Giddens grabbed and threw down a thunderous two-handed reverse dunk. Check it out in the video below. As good as Giddens’ first dunk was, his second one was arguably even more impressive. This
To help usher in the New Year, we're reliving some of the best in Big Ten men's basketball from a highly successful 2015 calendar year. Today, it's our top 5 dunks of 2015.
Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins is putting together quite the highlight-reel this season. [ MORE: Relive all of Saturday’s results on our Big Ten scoreboard ] The Wolverines’ sophomore forward had a pair of incredible back-to-back dunks to close out the first half of Saturday’s game vs. Youngstown State. The first highlight dunk came at the 3:05 mark in the first half when Derrick Walton connected with Dawkins for a huge alley-oop slam and the foul. Check out that dunk here. Dawkins wasn’t done there as he threw down another huge dunk to close out the first half. This one was a
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Troy Williams turned heads with his play above the rim Monday night. The Indiana star forward hammered home a trio of dunks in Indiana’s easy 102-76 win over Austin Peay at Assembly Hall. Much to the delight of the Indiana faithful, Williams got fancy on a pair of the dunks, both times opting for a reverse jam. Watch both of the dunks in the video above. Williams did far more than just dunk, though, finishing with a strong all-around line of 15 points, five rebounds, five assists, one block and two steals. Get