Wednesday, December 7, 2011

POSTERIZED: Marquette gives Abdul Gaddy "a case of the Blues"

The nightcap of the Jimmy-V Classic on Tuesday night featured Marquette and Washington, two teams known for exciting play and scoring points.

While last weekend's game between North Carolina and Kentucky remains the favorite for "Game of the Year", the tilt between the Huskies and the Golden Eagles certainly deserves recognition.

After all, the game was a back-and-forth affair. There were 15 lead changes in the final 12 minutes, a game-winning 3-pointer by Jae Crowder with under 10 seconds left, and even two signature POSTERIZED dunks.

We showed you the first one a couple hours ago.

But here's the other one.

Abdul Gaddy will be singing the blues after being on the wrong end of a POSTERIZED jam from Marquette sophomore Vander Blue.

The best part about this dunk is that Blue initially goes up with a finger-roll, but decided to change plans mid-flight. You can see him turn his wrist as his hand descends on the rim. The average human-being probably can't do something like that.

Marquette is one of the most exciting teams to watch this year. They have the coaching, experience, talent, athleticism, and now with Blue, a play-making guard who can do it all, the Golden Eagles should be considered legitimate Final Four contenders.

But was it as good as these?

Terrence Ross, Washington vs. Marquette, 12/6
Deville Smith, Mississippi State vs. West Virginia, 12/3
Terrence Jones, Kentucky vs. North Carolina, 12/3
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Georgetown, 12/1
Anthony Marshall, UNLV vs. UNC, 11/26
Michael Kidd-Glichrist, Kentucky vs. Portland, 11/26/11 (DotY Candidate)
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, 11/25
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. DePaul, 11/24
Thomas Robinson, Kansas vs. Duke, 11/23
Stan Okoye, VMI vs. Ohio State, 11/23
Kyisean Reed, Utah State vs. Southern Utah, 11/19
Ra'Shad James, Iona vs. Western Michigan, 11/18
Alandise Harris, Houston vs. Arkansas, 11/18
Sam Thompson, Ohio State vs. Jackson State, 11/18
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Wichita State, 11/18
Eric Griffin, Campbell vs. North Carolina A&T, 11/18 (DotY Candidate)
Olek Czyz, Nevada vs. Pacific, 11/17
Chris Watson, Pikeville vs. Mountain State, 11/16
Ray Willis, North Carolina Central vs. Wagner, 11/16
Mike James, Lamar vs. Ohio, 11/15 (DotY Candidate)
Quincy Acy, Baylor vs. San Diego State, 11/15
Deniz Kilicli, West Virginia vs. Kent State, 11/15
Chris Evans, Kent State vs. West Virginia, 11/15
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Oakland, 11/14
Isaiah Brown, East Tennessee State vs. Virginia Tech, 11/12
Michael Lyons, Air Force vs. Army, 11/11
Dezmine Wells, Xavier vs. Morgan State, 11/11
Jeremy Lamb, UConn vs. Columbia, 11/11 (DotY Candidate)
Andre Drummond, UConn vs. CW Post, 11/4
Moe Harkless, St. John's vs. CW Post, 10/26

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