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Vote: 2012-13 Iowa Dunk of the Year

Aaron White

Eagles Dunked On by Eric May

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The Big Ten tournament bracket comes out Sunday night. Here at BTN.com, we’re trying something new around the release of the bracket that we hope Big Ten fans enjoy. It’s a bracket with 12 slots that features each team’s best dunk from the 2012-13 season.

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Vote: 2012-13 Indiana Dunk of the Year

Victor Oladipo

Oladipo's Dunk Creates a Frenzy

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten tournament bracket comes out Sunday night. Here at BTN.com, we’re trying something new around the release of the bracket that we hope Big Ten fans enjoy. It’s a bracket with 12 slots that features each team’s best dunk from the 2012-13 season.

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Vote: 2012-13 Illinois Dunk of the Year

Brandon Paul

Joseph Bertrand Dunk

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The Big Ten tournament bracket comes out Sunday night. Here at BTN.com, we’re trying something new around the release of the bracket that we hope Big Ten fans enjoy. It’s a bracket with 12 slots that features each team’s best dunk from the 2012-13 season.

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Did You See This? Cody Zeller's hustle sequence

Cody Zeller

Zeller Hustles All Over The Floor, Steals and Dunks

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There’s no denying it, Cody Zeller struggled in No. 1 Indiana’s loss Tuesday at Minnesota. The sophomore also got off to a rough start in Saturday’s win over Iowa, but he opened the game aggressive and was rewarded for his hustle on an incredible first-half sequence. It all started on defense, where Zeller dived from behind to knock the ball loose, and then got up to his feet and hammered down a powerful dunk. Watch the sequence here.

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Video: Rodney Williams' best slam dunk?

Rodney Williams

Williams Makes A Big One-Handed Alley-oop

Four days after showing the basketball world how high he can get up, Rodney Williams decided to show everyone how long he can hang in the air. Spoiler alert: It’s a LONG time. At the end of the first half of the Penn State-Minnesota game on Saturday, Williams defied gravity, once again, with his latest highlight-reel alley-oop. Watch the dunk here.

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Did You See This? GRIII adds to highlight reel

Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson Jr. III Dunk

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It didn’t take long for Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III to make an impact in Wednesday’s loss at Penn State. Just more than one minute in, the freshman drove and exploded for a powerful one-handed flush over Ross Travis. As if the dunk wasn’t good enough on its own, Robinson III punctuated it with a little flare at the end – even if it was accidental. Watch the dunk now, and pay close attention to the end as the ball caroms off Robinson III’s head.

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Video: Watch Thompson dunk the inbound - again

Sam Thompson

Slam Thompson's Insane Dunk Off The Inbound

Somehow, someway, teams continue to forget about Ohio State’s Sam Thompson on baseline inbound plays. The guy is one of the Big Ten’s elite leapers and dunkers, so it only makes sense that opponents would account for him and keep him out of the lane. Right? Nope. The sophomore found a free path to the basket and poked home another inbound pass in Sunday’s win over No. 5 Michigan State. Watch the play in this post.

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'Journey' features IU's Creek, big dunkers, & Magic

Magic Johnson

Watch "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" on Feb. 24th

This week on “The Journey 2013” presented by Chase Freedom our crew spotlights Indiana’s Maurice Creek and trace his path back from multiple major injuries into the Hoosier rotation. We also look at Ohio State’s Sam Thompson and Minnesota’s Rodney Williams, two of the best dunkers in the Big Ten.

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Did You See This? Oladipo gets fancy & dunks

Feb 16, 2013, Bloomington, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) smiles during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall. Indiana defeats Purdue 83-55. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports.Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Victor Oladipo Dunk

It’s a move players think of doing quite a bit, but it’s one they rarely attempt in a game situation. Unless your name is Victor Oladipo, apparently. In Tuesday’s 72-68 victory at No. 5 Michigan State, the exciting junior threw the inbound pass off Matt Costello’s backside, and it worked to perfection. In typical Oladipo fashion, he turned the inbound pass into a quick, powerful slam. Watch the play here.

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Video: Watch Ryan Evans' powerful putback

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Evans Dunks It Back In With Gusto

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to Sunday’s tip vs. Ohio State, Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans was listed as questionable due to illness. Evans started despite being under the weather, and it’s a good thing he did. Not only did he help No. 20 Wisconsin beat No. 13 Ohio State, the senior provided one of the best individual highlights of his career with a remarkable second-half putback. Watch the dunk now and see the Twitter reaction to it in this post.

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Did You See This? GRIII's dunk-a-thon vs. Penn State

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Glenn Robinson III's Dunk-A-Thon vs. Penn State

Glenn Robinson III was mired in a slump entering Sunday’s game versus Penn State. Averaging just 4.5 points and shooting 29 percent in the previous four games, Robinson went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in Michigan’s 79-71 win. Playing aggressive again, five of Robinson III’s buckets were slams, including a few of the highlight-reel variety. Watch the freshman’s dunk-a-thon that helped him tie a career high with 21 points now.

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Vote: Who wins Big Ten 3-point, dunk contests?

Gary Harris

Berggren Dunks On Michigan

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With NBA All-Star weekend festivities kicking off Friday, I thought it would be fun to compile Big Ten 3-point contest and dunk contest participants. I say it every year, and I’ll say it again: Somebody needs to make such an event a reality. It would awesome. Anyway, see my participants in this post, plus vote for your champion in both events.

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Did You See This? Oladipo alley-oop, dunk sequence

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo Alley-Oop, Dunk Sequence

How about the sequence Victor Oladipo compiled in the first half of Sunday’s win at No. 10 Ohio State? It was so nice, it had analyst Clark Kellogg later uttering this gem: “Victor Oladipo is like a baby’s bottom – smooth and sometimes…explosive!” Quite the description, huh? But it was accurate, as the junior showed smoothness on a reverse alley-oop layup and explosiveness on a powerful two-handed flush. Watch the sequence now and see tweets about it in this post.

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Did You See This? Berggren, Brust deliver highlights

Jared Berggren

Berggren Dunks On Michigan

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Jared Berggren is compiling quite the highlight reel in his senior season. There was this second jam in a back-to-back sequence, this posterization of Victor Oladipo, and this drive and finish at Iowa, among several others. To little surprise, Berggren struck again in Saturday’s overtime win over No. 3 Michigan. Watch the And-1 dunk now and see Ben Brust‘s ridiculous OT-forcing 3-pointer at the buzzer in this post.

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Did You See This? Oladipo's missed alley-oop

Victor Oladipo

Oladipo: Almost Jordan?

Here’s a first: Writing a post about a missed dunk. Never thought the day would come when such a thing would be worth highlighting, but no one could have guessed Victor Oladipo would come so close to completing an absolutely silly alley-oop. Watch the near highlight-reel dunk and a replay of it in this post. Or, hey, just check out the image of it on the video player here.

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Video: Watch A.J. Hammons' big night, dunk-a-thon

A.J. Hammons

A.J. Hammons Dunk

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It was just a few days ago that BTN analyst Tim Doyle insisted Purdue freshman A.J. Hammons is a serious threat to compete for next season’s Big Ten Player of the Year. It was a bold claim, and it’s one Doyle won’t soon regret. Certainly not after Hammons’ latest coming out party against No. 3 Indiana. It came in a blowout defeat, but, man, Hammons was terrific. There was the career-high 30 points, the five blocks, and the dunks. Watch Hammons’ third and best flush of the night now and catch the others in this post.

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Tip-Off Show: 'The Best of Jam-uary'

Sam Thompson

The Best of “Jam”-uary 2013

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On Wednesday night’s “Big Ten Tip-Off Show,” our crew ranked and analyzed the Big Ten’s top five dunks of January in segment appropriately called “The Best of Jam-uary.” Who made the cut? Spoiler alert: Ohio State’s Sam Thompson makes an obvious appearance. That’s all we’ll give away, though. See all the top dunks in this fun feature now.

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Big Ten Ultimate Dunker: Meet my creation

Trevor Mbakwe

Best of Sam Thompson Dunk Montage

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Let me confess something before I start: I’m 5-foot-11, and I’ve never dunked. With that out of the way, it’s easy to understand why I’m such a big fan of the slam dunk. The number of high-flyers we currently have in the Big Ten doesn’t hurt matters, either, and it’s the reason I thought it would be fun to assemble the Big Ten’s Ultimate Dunker. Here goes.

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Payne, Dawson dunk back-to-back in 3.7 seconds

Adreian Payne

Payne and Dawson Dunk Back to Back

NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller once scored eight points in 11 seconds. The Spartans had a quick – albeit less memorable – outburst of their own in Sunday’s defeat at Indiana. In a span of 3.7 seconds, Adreian Payne slammed home Travis Trice‘s miss and Branden Dawson, after stealing the ensuing inbound pass, dunked again. Yes, that’s two dunks in less than four seconds. Some teams don’t get two dunks in an entire game! Watch the sequence now.

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Did You See This? Rodney Williams alley-oop

Rodney Williams

Rodney Wiliams "Brings it Down" Slam

Since his 360 slam in mid-December, Rodney Williams has been uncharacteristically quiet on the jaw-dropping dunk front. He’s had his share of slams (watch in our Dunk Archive), but nothing to the level we’re accustom to. That changed Wednesday at Northwestern, when Williams was on the receiving end of a nice alley-oop. To be honest, the pass, from Joe Coleman, might have been as pretty as the dunk. Watch it now.

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Vote: Did Basabe or May have better dunk?

Eric May

May Steals and Dunks

Iowa didn’t only beat streaking Wisconsin on Saturday, it did so with some flair. The Hawkeyes have plays from Melsahn Basabe and Eric May to thank for that. Each player helped lift the roof off Carver-Hawkeye Arena with slams that should make all the highlight shows. Both dunks were nice, but they were even bigger because they came off great defensive plays. Which dunk was better? Watch both now and cast your vote in the poll inside.

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