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Video: Top 10 plays (non-dunks) of 2012-13 season

Tyler Griffey

Hulls Cans a Deep Three-Pointer vs. Michigan State

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What a season, huh? It might not even be hyperbole to say it was one of the best we’ve seen. From the Big Ten dominating the national polls to the countless upsets to the incredible finishes, the 2012-13 season is one we won’t soon forget. There also were more than our share of memorable plays. I rank the top ones (non-dunks) in this post. I’ll have an all-dunk post later this week.

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Big Ten Dunk Bracket: Vote Round 1 winners

Glenn Robinson III

Brandon Paul Drives and Dunks vs. Minnesota

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With the 2013 Big Ten tourney bracket set, it’s time to unveil BTN.com’s 2012-13 Dunk of the Year bracket. The bracket includes one dunk from every Big Ten team, which fans decided via polls, and it’s seeded in accordance with this year’s Big Ten tourney. Once again, fans will vote on each matchup until a dunk is crowned Sunday. Hop on in and vote for all of the Round 1 winners.

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Vote: 2012-13 Wisconsin Dunk of the Year

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Bruesewitz Dunks vs. Nebraska

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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 Purdue Dunk of the Year

A.J. Hammons

Jacob Lawson Steal Dunk vs. Hofstra

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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 Penn State Dunk of the Year

D.J. Newbill

Tim Frazier Goes Up Top for the Alley Oop vs. St. Francis

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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 Ohio State Dunk of the Year

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High Flying Thompson Dunk vs. Long Beach State

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 Northwestern Dunk of the Year

Jared Swopshire

Hearn Dunks on Stanford

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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 Nebraska Dunk of the Year

Brandon Ubel & Jermaine Marshall

Brandon Ubel Dunk vs. Kent State

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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 Minnesota Dunk of the Year

Rodney Williams

Austin Hollins Dunk vs. North Florida

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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 Michigan State Dunk of the Year

Adreian Payne

Branden Dawson Throws Down Big Dunk vs. Northwood

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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 Michigan Dunk of the Year

Glenn Robinson III

Tim Hardaway Jr. Monster Dunk vs. Slippery Rock

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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 Iowa Dunk of the Year

Aaron White

Coppin State 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 vs. Central Connecticut

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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 Illinois Dunk of the Year

Brandon Paul

Joseph Bertrand Dunk vs. Western Carolina

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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

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Zeller Hustles All Over The Floor, Steals and Dunks vs. Iowa

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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 vs. Penn State

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 III Dunk vs. Penn State

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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 vs. OSU

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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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 vs. Michigan State

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 vs. Ohio State

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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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