Michigan State senior Adreian Payne had an impressive showing in Thursday night’s State Farm College Slam Dunk Contest. The Spartans’ big man didn’t win the event, but he left quite an impression with his first dunk of the evening. Check out this video of Payne’s monster first-round dunk, followed by an outstanding choreographed bowling celebration. What’s better, the dunk or the celebration? Both are perfect 10’s, if you ask me.
Michigan State cruised past rival Big Ten regular-season champ Michigan, 69-55, Sunday to claim the 2014 Big Ten tourney. On the way to the team’s second Big Ten tourney final in the last three seasons and its fourth overall, the Spartans compiled several impressive highlights. None were better than Gary Harris crossover and powerful dunk before halftime and Branden Dawson’s fastbreak flush. Watch both plays in this post. VIDEO: The crossover! The emphatic flush! It's hard not to LOVE this Gary Harris @MSU_Basketball play. WATCH http://t.co/JLndNJSJCF — Michigan St. on BTN (@BTN_Michigan_St) March 16, 2014 VIDEO: On a scale of
It’s well past the point in which a Sam Thompson highlight should surprise any Big Ten fan. Still, his highlights are just as exciting as ever. For the second consecutive day, the Ohio State high-flyer elevated for a ridiculous alley-oop at the Big Ten tourney. This time, on Friday vs. Nebraska, Thompson went for an And-1 alley-oop. Watch the highlight in this post. INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: Every game, @OhioStateHoops' Sam Thompson is good for a highlight alley-oop. WATCH – http://t.co/kgbStFi6yG — Ohio State on BTN (@BTN_Ohio_State) March 14, 2014 Here’s his alley-oop from Thursday’s Big Ten tourney win: INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: We've
The way the play started off, you just knew it was going to result in a Sam Thompson highlight. One thing’s for sure: Thompson didn’t disappoint with his fastbreak flush early in the second half of Ohio State’s 69-67 victory over No. 22 Michigan State. Watch Thompson soar for the highlight-reel two-handed flush in this post. [ MORE: Watch all of Sam Thompson’s top highlights ] ICYMI: Sam Thompson had a ridiculous fastbreak dunk in today's @OhioStateHoops win. WATCH – http://t.co/kgbiowxOk9 — Ohio State on BTN (@BTN_Ohio_State) March 10, 2014
Every now and then, Troy Williams offers a glimpse into why some basketball minds think he boasts Victor Oladipo-like athleticism. The Indiana freshman had one of those moments early in the first half Saturday at No. 12 Michigan. Let’s just say, Williams didn’t care that it was Jordan Morgan’s senior night. Check out his And-1 dunk in this post. INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: Holy, Troy Williams! Check out the @IndianaMBB frosh's latest highlight dunk. WATCH – http://t.co/tXjEHoeIfz — Indiana on BTN (@BTN_Indiana) March 8, 2014 Williams also added this dunk: VIDEO: @IndianaMBB freshman Troy Williams is a pretty sight in the open
The way Le’Veon Bell hurdled defenders during his final season at Michigan State, it should come as no surprise the Pittsburgh Steelers running back can dunk with absolute ease. Bell, the 2012 Big Ten rushing leader, recently posted a video of himself putting on a personal dunk contest to his Instagram account. It was an impressive showcase. Watch his dunks and hurdling runs in this post. *** ***
Three days ago, Glenn Robinson III made the overtime buzzer-beater to drop Purdue and keep Michigan in sole possession of first place. On Saturday, the sophomore forward helped lead the Wolverines past Minnesota and to a share of the Big Ten crown. Robinson also combined with star Nik Stauskas on a highlight-reel alley-oop in the first half that you’ll want to see. Watch the highlight in the post. [ MORE: Glenn Robinson III dances around during shootaround ] MUST SEE: @umichbball sophomore Glenn Robinson III just threw down a dunk that will make your jaw drop. WATCH – http://t.co/MLgxVym3rZ —
February is coming to a close, and BTN analyst Jim Jackson decided to compile his top dunks of the month. Who had the best flush? According to Jim Jackson, it was an Indiana player who posterized an opponent. See all of his top February dunks in this post. VIDEO: Who's had the best dunk of February? @BTNJimJackson says it was an @IndianaMBB player. WATCH his top 5 – http://t.co/WGBFeXYknu — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 27, 2014 Here’s a shot of the No. 1 dunk:
Let’s face the facts: Nebraska is a good and exciting team. Not many people predicted such a thing this season – maybe next – but the Huskers have won seven of eight to move to 8-6 in the Big Ten and put themselves on the NCAA bubble. Now, for the “exciting” play. Check out the pair of alley-oops Nebraska had in the second half Sunday night vs. Purdue. [ MORE: Photo: Young Nebraska fan has message for NCAA ] INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: Oh, my! Walter Pitchford just took the roof off PBA with this @HuskerHoops alley-oop. WATCH – http://t.co/9ahBywNhci — Nebraska
Is there a more exciting team to watch in the Big Ten than the Indiana Hoosiers? While inconsistent, they like to play above the rim and are no strangers to highlight plays. Fans were treated to a flurry of dunks in the first half Saturday night, three of which came from high-flying freshman forward Troy Williams. [ MORE: Video: Sam Thompson wows once… twice… thrice in comeback ] Even more impressive, Williams’ three dunks happened in a three-minute span. Check out all of them in this post. VIDEO: @IndianaMBB freshman Troy Williams put on a dunk-show in the first half.