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Sam Thompson

Video: Sam Thompson wows once ... twice ... thrice in comeback

It was all Sam Thompson and No. 24 Ohio State in the second half of Saturday night’s win over Minnesota. Down 10 at halftime, the Buckeyes erupted for 46 points in the second half to run away with a 64-46 home win. How good was Thompson? He scored 16 of his 19 points, including six that came on highlight-reel dunks. Watch all three flushes in this post. [ MORE: Video: Ohio State, Craft make young leukemia survivor’s day ] VIDEO: Sam Thompson once. Sam Thompson twice. Sam Thompson thrice. Check out these @OhioStateHoops dunks. WATCH – http://t.co/aB6VAD2IV1 — Ohio State

Sam Thompson

Survey Says: Who is the Big Ten's best dunker?

If it’s Friday, it’s time for my survey. This week, I asked Big Ten media members who is the best dunker in the conference. A guy from Ohio State was a popular choice. [ MORE: Review and Preview: Badgers, Huskers riding streaks ] Ben Jones, StateCollege.com: Branden Dawson had some pretty impressive dunks prior to injury. With that in mind, I’ll go with D.J. Newbill who doesn’t have many but all of them have been impressive. His two dunks against Wisconsin on the road last year (here & here) are as good as you’ll see not in transition. Brian Neubert,

Austin Hollins

We have liftoff! Austin Hollins soars for another dunk

Any time Minnesota plays, there’s a pretty good chance Austin Hollins will throw down an impressive dunk. Hollins added to his long highlight reel in the first half of Wednesday night’s game vs. Illinois. Watch Hollins soar for his latest trademark right-handed powerful flush in this post. INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: We have liftoff! Austin Hollins adds to his incredible @GopherBBall dunk reel. WATCH – http://t.co/Uv7EsKH1uz — Minnesota on BTN (@BTN_Minnesota) February 20, 2014 Here are some of Hollins’ other best dunks: PUT IT ON A POSTER! @GopherBball senior Austin Hollins absolutely posterizes Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes! WATCH – http://t.co/1rz36mFV6d — Big Ten

Michigan hoops player does LeBron-like dunk

It was just this past week that NBA superstar LeBron James put on his semi-annual dunk contest, which was caught on film by fellow members of the Miami Heat. One of James’ signature dunks consisted of him throwing the ball off the wall, catching it and throwing down a huge reverse slam. Michigan freshman Mark Donnal must have seen James’ jaw-dropping video and decided to put on his own dunk show. Donnal took to social media and posted the following video on his Instagram account earlier today. He titled the video “LeBron Who?” LeBron Who? A video posted by markdonnal

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Will Sheehey posterizes Penn State

When thinking about the top dunkers in the Big Ten this season, Indiana’s Will Sheehey isn’t a name that many have put on top of that list. After the dunk Sheehey had over Penn State’s Jordan Dickerson in the first half of Wednesday’s game vs. Penn State, it may be time to reconsider. Sheehey drove baseline and exploded for a two-handed posterizing dunk that had the crowd at Assembly Hall jumping out of their seats. Former Flyin’ Illini star Stephen Bardo, the color commentator for the game, loved what he saw, too, saying: “No sir Jordan Dickerson. I’m the senior

Austin Hollins

Video: Watch our favorite 2013-14 B1G dunks

The 2014 NBA dunk contest is Saturday night. To help get you ready for all of the highlight slams, we decided to spotlight some of our favorite 2013-14 Big Ten dunks. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comment box at the bottom of the post. VIDEO: With the dunk contest this weekend, here are some of http://t.co/BLIUNFkVHc's favorite #B1G dunks. WATCH – http://t.co/euGpQxzL9l — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 12, 2014 HONORABLE MENTION Editor’s note: We did not have video rights to the first two dunks below, or else they would have made the cut. Denzel Valentine

Sam Thompson

What if the Big Ten had a dunk contest?

The NBA recently announced six contestants who will be competing in the 2014 Slam Dunk contest during NBA All Star weekend. That got us thinking about if the Big Ten had a dunk contest. Who are some of the top dunkers in the Big Ten this year? Here is a breakdown of the six Big Ten players I would want to see in a dunk contest. Did I miss anyone? Tweet them to me @BTNSean. [ MORE: Check out the Big Ten’s Best Dunkers show on BTN2Go ] 1. Sam Thompson, Ohio State 2. Austin Hollins, Minnesota 3. Rayvonte Rice,

Amir Williams

Video: Amir Williams channels inner Sam Thompson

Big Ten fans are very familiar with Sam Thompson soaring into the air for a highlight-reel inbound alley-oop. After all, the Ohio State junior has done it countless times over the course of his career. In Tuesday night’s win at No. 13 Iowa, however, it was Amir Williams channeling his inner Sam Thompson. Watch Williams elevate for the alley-oop in this post. [ MORE: Watch all of the top 2013-14 Big Ten dunks ] INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: @OhioStateHoops just had an inbound alley-oop. Sam Thompson, right? Nope. WATCH – http://t.co/WwWDRn7kIu — Ohio State on BTN (@BTN_Ohio_State) February 5, 2014

A.J. Hammons

Purdue's A.J. Hammons posterizes Nik Stauskas

The term “posterize” has become popular among some of the top dunkers in the Big Ten this season. But of all the great “posterizing” dunks we have seen this year, A.J. Hammons’ dunk over Nik Stauskas on Thursday night may top the list. Hammons took a pass from teammate Kendall Stephens and threw down an emphatic two-handed dunk right over Stauskas. Watch it in this post. Posters on sale in the lobby! WATCH Purdue big man A.J. Hammons POSTERIZE Nik Stauskas with this dunk @BoilerBall – http://t.co/k5YHB14Xx8 — Purdue on BTN (@BTN_Purdue) January 31, 2014 Here’s a look at some

Gabe Olaseni

Video: Gabe Olaseni hammers home 1-handed putback

Iowa’s Gabe Olaseni had a day to remember in Saturday afternoon’s 76-50 win at Northwestern. The junior tallied his third double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) of the season in just 17 minutes, plus he had the game’s top highlight on a vicious one-handed putback in the first half. Watch the highlight-reel flush in this post. INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: Holy, Olaseni!! Check out this impressive Gabe Olaseni @IowaHoops putback. WATCH – http://t.co/IrN5WH0zXL — Iowa on BTN (@BTN_Iowa) January 25, 2014