Monday, December 10, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Meet me at the rim, Mr. Gibbs

If you know anything about us, it's that we are huge fans of Creighton senior Grant Gibbs. The 6-foot-5 guard is one of the funniest guys in college hoops, one of the best follows on Twitter (@DoubleGfor3), and is one of the best high-post entry passers in the country.

Full disclosure: Grant Gibbs is not a great dunker. In fact, he wouldn't even be on the radar for a Top-50 best dunkers in the country list. Hell, he probably wouldn't even sniff a top-100 list.

That's no knock on Gibbs. He's just not a great dunker. Now if we're talking pure distributors and offensive game-managers, he's right up there. He's averaging 6.6apg to just 0.7tpg. He's going to out-scrap just about anyone in the country, and does a little big of everything.

But again, dunking just isn't his thing. Or so we thought.


This is certainly not one of the best dunks you will see this season, but if Gran Gibbs throws down a dunk, you can be sure that we are going to be all over it.

But was it as good as these:
Victor Oladipo - Indiana vs. Central Connecticut State, 12/8
Travis Releford - Kansas vs. Colorado, 12/8
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Portland, 12/8
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. Florida State, 11/27
Week In Review - Feast Week, 11/18 - 11/25
Tarik Black - Memphis vs. Minnesota, 11/23
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Washington State - 11/20
Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Victor Oladipo sends it in

What you are about to see is the clubhouse leader for Division-I Dunk of the Year. Indiana's Victor Oladipo is morphing into one of the premier "Human Highlight reels" in the country this season and it showed against Central Connecticut State last night.



If you can throw down a dunk like this, you deserve to have our name chanted by the entire arena.

Dunk of the Year?

As of 12/9/12, I certainly think so.

But was it as good as these:
Travis Releford - Kansas vs. Colorado, 12/8
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Portland, 12/8
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. Florida State, 11/27
Week In Review - Feast Week, 11/18 - 11/25
Tarik Black - Memphis vs. Minnesota, 11/23
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Washington State - 11/20
Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Travis Releford doesn't take no flack from no one

Travis Releford is a fifth year senior who has been through it all at Kansas. As one f the team's primary leaders it's Releford's job to teach the young bucks (Ben McLemore, Jamari Traylor and Naadir Tharpe) how to get it done on a consistent basis.

This is how you get it done:



I do have to point out that Releford got away with one here at the end. He should have been called for a technical foul. I've seen guys get T'd up for far far less, it was rather quite bizarre to see Releford get away with so much "mean mugging".

Here's the thing. I don't like the rule. I think you should be able to stare the poor fool down until you decide to stop. If you bang on 'em, you should be able to flex on 'em as well.

But was it as good as these:
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Portland, 12/8/12
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. Florida State, 11/27
Week In Review - Feast Week, 11/18 - 11/25
Tarik Black - Memphis vs. Minnesota, 11/23
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Washington State - 11/20
Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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POSTERIZED: Archie Goodwin Pilots over Portland

Kentucky freshman Archie Goodwin is really starting to emerge as the high profile scoring option for the Wildcats early on in the season. Many pundits draw the comparison to Tyreke Evans, one of John Calipari's dynamic guard at Memphis.

But to compare Goodwin to Evans in terms of #POSTERIZED-worthy skills would be unjust, because Goodwin is on a totally different level.



This isn't Goodwin's first #POSTERIZED rodeo. While his dunk against Lafayette didn't count for two points, ball don't lie.

A #POSTERIZED is still a #POSTERIZED even if a charge is called.

But was it as good as these:
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. Florida State, 11/27
Week In Review - Feast Week, 11/18 - 11/25
Tarik Black - Memphis vs. Minnesota, 11/23
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Washington State - 11/20
Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Podcast: College Basketball Creativity

It's time for another special B.I.A.H Podcast.

Before the weekend gets here, take ten minutes to listen to Troy Machir's thoughts on creativity event promotions and marketing ideas that make colleg hoops one of a kind.

From Detroit's "Star Wars" night and Taylor University's "Silent Night Game" to the potential 4-in-1 event at Cowboy Stadium, the college basketball community is always coming up with news ways to attract attention to events.

College hoops is full of creative ideas. It's one of the little things that makes the sport so fun.

Here's the picture I was talking about.



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Rodney Williams. Need I say more?

So how about Minnesota thus far, huh?

Trevor Mbakwe has been relatively quiet and still the Golden Gophers have been killing it. Guys like Austin Hollins, Andre Hollins, Oto Osenieks and Elliott Eliason got extra opportunities to gain experience last year with out a healthy Mbakwe and Ralph Sampson III.

The same can be said about Rodney Williams. I had him pegged as the best dunker in the country heading into the 2011-2012 season, and while he did throw down on a weekly basis, he used last season to gain experience and hone his skills.

It looks to be paying off pretty early on:



Can you say "Dunk of the Month"? I certainly can. He makes it look so easy sometimes.

Rodney Williams and the Golden Gophers are starting to look like a legitimate contender in the Big Ten.

But was it as good as these:
Week In Review - Feast Week, 11/18 - 11/25
Tarik Black - Memphis vs. Minnesota, 11/23
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Washington State - 11/20
Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

Continue reading...

Monday, November 26, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Best of Feast Week

Feast Week has come and gone, and along with providing some thrilling games and exciting finishes, we were also treated to a cornucopia of above-the-rim action.

Since we spent most of our week chowing down on mom's home-cooked goodness, we weren't able to individually document all the best #POSTERIZED-worthy dunks from the week.

So in honor of "Cyber Monday" we are providing you with a bevy of #POSTERIZED-worthy dunks in just one easy-to-read post.

Enjoy.

Kendall Williams - New Mexico vs. George Mason, 11/18




D.J. Stephens - Memphis vs. VCU, 11/22




Anthony Bennett - UNLV vs. Oregon, 11/23

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Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Columbia, 11/24




Jeff Robinson - Xavier vs. Drake, 11/25





We should note that all five of these gentleman seemto be making waves in the #POSTERIZED department this season. Kendall Williams and D.J. Stephens were pre-season top-25 dunkers. Anthony Bennett is one of the top freshman in the country. Jeff Robinson is filling the #POSTERIZED void at Xavier left by Dez Wells. But most importantly, little-known Cole Dickerson of San Francisco is quickly becoming one of the best, most unheralded dunkers in the country.

But was it as good as these:
Tarik Black - Memphis vs. Minnesota, 11/23
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Washington State - 11/20
Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Tarik's Black Friday

Haven't we seen this story before? Josh Pastner recruits the area's finest players, enters season with boatloads of hype, fails to win marquee non-conference games, struggles with expectations.

Same thing can be said for Memphis junior Tarik Black, who enters yet another season with elevated expectations.

Memphis has struggled down in the Bahamas at The Battle 4 Atlantis, losing to VCU 78-65 and to Minnesota 84-75.

No play better emphasized the Tigers recent struggles than this tremendous #POSTERIZED dunk that ended up getting called as a charge.

So much talent, so little executions.



(H/T Run The Floor)

But was it as good as these:
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Washington State - 11/20
Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Make way for Ben McLemore

No seriously. Get out of his way.

The high-flying redshirt-freshman has no regard for human safety, be it his opponents, his teammates or himself.

Here he his dunking all over Washington State and his own Jayhawks teammate Jamari Traylor.



Both McLemore and teammate Traylor have make earlier appearances on #POSTERIZED, and both clearly wanted another invite.

It looks like McLemore won.


But was it as good as these?

Andre Roberson - Colorado vs. Murray State, 11/18
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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POSTERIZED: Andre Roberson channels his inner-Archie Goodwin

A lot of pundits bought stock in Andre Roberson this off-season, and with good reason. The versatile Colorado forward is arguably the most efficient rebounder in the country, and is one of the real elite athletes in college hoops this season. The 6-foot-7 San Antonio-native has long strides and can cut through defenses with ease.

On Sunday in the Buffs 81-74 win over Murray State, Roberson went toe-to-toe with The Racer's top defender Ed Daniel (The one with the afro). Roberson nearly put Daniel on a poster, but Roberson was a bit too reckless and was hit with a charge foul.

But like we've stated here before, a dunk doesn't have to count in order to be #POSTERIZED-worthy.



I'm sure that Roberson will make another #POSTERIZED appearance soon, and I'm sure he'll make the next one count.

But was it as good as these?

Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. Drake, 11/17
Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Monday, November 19, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Detroit Dunk City

We're not even three full weeks into the season, and it's already pretty clear who is sitting atop the mythical #POSTERIZED Top-25:Detroit freakshow Doug Anderson.

The term "freakshow" is being used in only the highest regard. Doug Anderson's athletic ability would be describe by many as being "freakish", and when the ball is in his hands, he can put on a spectacular show.



Don't think we're discounting Ray mcCallum's pass at all. That's a pass not many players can make.

Then again Ray McCallum Jr. is not just any person, he's arguably the Horizon League's top player. But it's because of Doug Anderson's freakish abillity that McCallum Jr. is able to throw a pass like that. No offense to the other 4,500 Division-I college basketball players, but Doug Anderson has something that you just don't.

(H/T @BillPotter_HL and The Horizon League)

But was it as good as these?

Archie Goodwin - Kentucky vs. Lafayette, 11/16
John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Friday, November 16, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Almost Dunk of the Year

This is an excellent time to go over a few #POSTERIZED specifics.

1. It doesn't matter if the shot doesn't count. Putting somebody on a poster is not under the NCAA governance. #POSTERIZED does not recognize blocking and charging fouls. If a dunk takes place and there are witnesses, it's officially a #POSTERIZED candidate.

2. Unfortunately, you can only qualify for #POSTERIZED "Dunk of the Year" if the dunk was made and counted towards the overall team score of a sanctioned collegiate basketball game.

These two rules are very critical in our evaluation of the latest entry.

Kentucky has freak athletes all over the court. We saw what Alex Poythress could do on Monday night, humiliating much of the Duke basketball team, despite winding up on the losing side.

On Friday, it was Archie Goodwin's turn to show us what he can do. Unfortunately, some poor Lafayette Leopard was on the receiving end.

Enjoy:



What you just saw was unquestionably the best dunk of the young season. Unfortunately, due to the refs inability to properly identify the difference between athletic physicality and uncontrolled over-aggressiveness, we must look at this particular dunk as though it were in a vacuum unto itself.

In other words, if the referee had let the kids play, we would be talking about the clubhouse leader for "Dunk of the Year".

Oh, don't get me wrong, this is still a monster poster-dunk. FatHeadz won't not print wallbangers because the ref blew the call. It's just that "technically" this dunk can't qualify as DotY.

If we need picture evidence as to the magnitude of the blown-call, here it is:

(H/T @RICKdiculous_1)


Though I doubt a silly charging foul during a blowout win over Lafayette can/will stop members of #BBN lauding this as Dunk of the Year, and I wouldn't blame them for trying.

But was it as good as these?

John Brown - High Point vs. Appalachian State, 11/13
Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

#POSTERIZED: The John Brown Band

It must be good to be John Brown right now. The High Point freshman has played only two college basketball games, yet he's already averaging 25ppg and 7.5rpg. The Panthers are 2-0, with wins over regional rivals UNC-Greensboro and Appalachian State.

On top of that, Brown has already made an appearance on ESPN Top Plays.





If the rookie keeps doing things like this, we'll be seeing a lot more of him this season.

But was it as good as these?

Stefan Jankovic - Missouri vs. Alcorn State, 11/14
Cole Dickerson - San Francisco vs. Cal State-East Bay, 11/13
Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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#POSTERIZED: Dickerson dunks for Dons

Over 500 players transferred out of school last year. Only Rice and Louisiana-Lafayette lost more players than San Francisco, who lost five since the end of last season.

Forward Cole Dickerson was nothing more than a solid sixth man who did a little bit of everything.

But with all the roster turnover, he's being counted on to produce more than ever, which includes making the #POSTERIZED highlight reel.



This may be one of the few times you hear about San Francisco all year, so make sure you soak it all in.

But was it as good as these?

Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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#POSTERIZED: The Perfect Storm

This is the perfect #POSTERIZED dunk.

1. A Backup forward throws down a nasty, borderline-filthy baseline one-hander in garbage time of a 40-point blowout.

2. Then earns a technical foul for taunting...during garbage time of a 40-blowout.

3. Entire bench starts to crack up.

4. Backup forward gets credited with both the dunk AND the assist.


ERROR. ERROR. DOES NOT COMPUTE.

That's exactly what Missouri backup forward Stefan Jankovic did during the late second half of a 37-point blowout victory over Alcorn State on Tuesday night.


I dare you to find me a more complete sequence of entertaining late-game events than this.

I dare you.

But was it as good as these?

Clancy Rugg - Vermont vs. UConn, 11/13
Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/13
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

#POSTERIZED: We take reccomendations

We here at Ballin' is a Habit have always been a voice of the people. The interaction with other college basketball fans is just one of the many things that makes this sport so special.

The gentleman who reside in the B.I.A.H NYC headquarters (aka 45 Wall) are some of the most passionate Vermont basketball fans in the history of creation. So when Vermont played UConn on Tuesday night, they had me on speed-dial just in case somebody threw down the nasty.

That person was Vermont's Clancy Rugg.



See, we try to cover all the best dunks in the college basketball world, but we only have so many sets of eyeballs. So we need your help. If you see a great dunk, something that might be #POSTERIZED-worthy, give us a shout on Twitter at @TroyMachir, @RobDauster or @Ballinisahabit. Feel free to use the #POSTERIZED hashtag.


After all, friends don't let friends miss out on somebody getting #POSTERIZED.
But was it as good as these?

Jamari Traylor - Kansas vs. Michigan State, 11/14
Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Jamari "Tractor" Traylor

Leading up to the season tip-off many people around the Kansas program were hinting that Jamari Taylor had the mold of a Thomas Robinson-type of player: Fierce, endless motor, and strong as an ox.

On Tuesday night against Michigan State in the Champion's Classic, the redshirt freshman showed why people think he's the next T-Rob, with a vicious putback jam over several Spartans, and a few Jayhawks too:



The only difference between T-Rob a J-Tray is that Robinson always got full extension on his dunks. But let's give Traylor get where credit's due. That wsa still one heckuva dunk.

But was it as good as these?


Doug Anderson - Detroit vs. St. John's, 11/13
Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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#POSTERIZED: Flight-23 ready for take off

There is no denying that Detroit's Doug Anderson is one of the most elite jumpers in the country. Sure, he was left off our preseason top-10 dunkers, but only because I wanted to see more.

And boy, did Anderson deliver:



Not only has Anderson positioned himself in the top-10, but he's also the clubhouse leader for dunk of the year.

I'm also certain that this won't be the last we hear from Flight-23.

But was it as good as these?

Kris Brewer - Kent State vs. Temple, 11/13
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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#POSTERIZED: Brewer's got hops

Kris Brewer is not the most highly touted slam-dunk expert on the Kent State Golden Flashes. That award would go to his forward teammate Chris Evans.

But during the Tuesday morning portion of ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon, Brewer stole an errant pass and went coast-to-coast.

If this isn't the hoppiest batch of home-brew I've ever seen, I don't know what it:



Seriously. Somebody is going to have to I.D. Dalton Pepper after that monstrous one-hander. You gotta be of a certain age to handle those hops.

But was it as good as these?

Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse vs. San Diego State, 11/11
Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

Continue reading...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Dunkin' on a boat

Syracuse stiffled San Diego State during Sunday's Battle on the Midway, aboard the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego. Only one Aztec (Jamaal Franklin) scored in double-figures (11pts) and the Orange led from pillar to post.

While the game wasn't the most entertaining of sorts, at least they we're able to sneak in a decent #POSTERIZED entry, courtesy of Syracuse big-man Rakeem Christmas:



There are so many cliches to be had with a Rakeem Christmas dunk on an aircraft carrier. But I'll spare you because we're all better than that....

Negative Ghostrider. The Pattern is full.

But was it as good as these?

Deandre Daniels - UConn vs. Michigan State, 11/9
Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Deandre Daniels salutes the troops

UConn's Deandre Daniels figures to benefit mightily from the departures of Roscoe Smith, Jamal Coombs-McDaniel and Jeremy Lamb.

While known primarily as a long-range shooter, the sophomore wing proved to Michigan State that he's got an inside game as well.

Say hello to our first legitimate #POSTERIZED entry of the 2012-2013 season:






But was it as good as these? 


Ben McLemore - Kansas vs. Emporia State, 10/31 
Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31

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Podcast: Season Tip-Off Reaction

With the first weekend of college hoops finally here, B.I.A.H has a special treat for you.

A special "storylines" podcast from Friday night. Troy Machir takes to the airwaves to provide his opinion of what went down on Friday.

remember, all of the great content that made Ballin' is a Habit popular can now be found at collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com








If you're having trouble with the podcast player, you can click here to listen to it.

You can find us on twitter at @TroyMachir, @RobDauster, and @CBTonNBC
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Pay Heed

The official start to the 2012-2013 NCAA basketball season doesn't begin until next week, but with exhibition games tiping off this week, the official start to the #POSTERIZED season is here.

Missouri's Keion Bell got things started on Monday. Never to be out done by Missouri, Kansas representative Ben McLemore dropped the hammer towards the end of the Jayhawks 88-54 exhibition win over Emporia State. Look up the term "Dropping the hammer" in the dictionary and you will find the following video embedded in the text:
 

What a way to start the season. From now until the final net is cut down in Atlanta, the #POSTERIZED series will be your must-follow guide to the best collegiate dunks, jams, slams, high-flyers, rim-rockers and gym-jammers.

But was it as good as these?

Keion Bell - Missouri vs. Northwest Missouri, 10/31
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

#POSTERIZED: Keion Bell rings in the new season

Keion Bell is one of Missouri's 67 incoming transfers expected (by me) to help lead the Tigers back into the nation's top five this season.

Bell comes from Pepperdine, where he was known for two things: a prolific ability to score and the fact that he could jump really, really, really high. He showcased both of those skills last night as Missouri knocked off Northwest Missouri 91-68, scoring 20 points on 8-12 shooting and doing this:



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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Final 2012 Consensus Recruiting Rankings

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Friday, March 23, 2012

POSTERIZED: Quincy Acy is electric

Quincy Acy is the most powerful dunker in the country. He's not th flashiest, or the most creative, but nobody throws down a dunk harder and more ferocious than "The Cookie Monster".

Half of his career has been spent dunking over and on-top of people. In fact, 50% of his career field-gaol makes have been dunks.

And what he did against Xavier tonight was one of his best.



That's just mean. It's bad enough the Baylor has to wear those "conceded green" uniforms. Getting a facefull of highlighter can cause night-blindness. I'm pretty sure this hurt Kenny Frease as much as Yancy Gate's sucker-punch did. #TooSoon?

But was it as good as these?

Ramon Galloway/Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. LaSalle, 3/15 James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina vs. Vermont, 3/16 Julian Boyd, Long Island vs. Robert Morris, 3/8
Andre Drummond, UConn vs. Syracuse, 3/8
C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State vs. Boston College, 3/8
Rondey Williams, Minnesota vs. Nebraska, 3/3
Isaiah Sykes, Central Florida vs. Memphis, 2/28
Brandon Mitchell, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss, 2/28
John Henson, North Carolina vs. Virginia, 2/25
C.J. Aiken, St. Joseph's vs. Temple, 2/25
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis, Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, 2/25
Dion Waiters, Syracuse vs. UConn, 2/25
Weekend Recap, 2/18
Tony Wroten Jr./Aziz N'Diaye, Washington vs. Arizona, 2/18
Chris Czerapowicz, Davidson vs. Wichita State, 2/18
Darius Miller, Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, 2/18
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. Ohio State, 2/16
Darrion Pellom, Hampton vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 2/15 (DotY Candidate)
Trency Jackson, Northwest Florida vs. Chipola, 2/15
Kwame Alexander, Cal St. San Bernadino, 2/12
Tahj Tate, Delaware State vs. Coppin State, 2/11
Weekend Recap, 2/10 - 2/12
Kyisean Reed, Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech, 2/9
Joshea Singleton, Bucknell vs. Colgate, 2/8
Kelsey Barlow, Purdue vs. Ohio State, 2/7
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State, 2/7
Roscoe Smith, UConn vs. Louisville, 2/7
Weekend Recap, 2/2 - 2/5
Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State vs. TCU, 2/4
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse vs. St. John's, 2/4
Kwame Alexander, Cal State-San Bernardino vs. Cal State-Dominguez Hills (D-II), 2/3
Bradley Beal, Florida vs. South Carolina, 2/2
Doug Anderson, Detroit vs. Valparaiso, 2/2
Thomas Robinson, Kansas vs. Oklahoma, 2/1
Markel Brown, Oklahoma state vs. Texas Tech, 1/31
Royce White, Iowa State vs. Kansas State, 1/31
Savalace Townsend, Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Grambling State, 1/28 (DotY Candidate)
Weekend Recap, 1/25 - 1/29
Tony Wroten Jr., Washington vs. Arizona State, 1/26 (DotY Candidate)
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Dayton, 1/25
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Missouri, 1/25 (DotY Candidate)
Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming vs. San Diego State, 1/24
Dion Dixon, Cincinnati vs. Syracuse, 1/23
Victor Rudd Jr., South Florida vs. St. John's, 1/17 (DotY Candidate)
C.J. Fair, Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh, 1/16
TrayVonn Wright, North Dakota State vs. South Dakota, 1/14
Bandja Sy, New Mexico State vs. Utah State, 1/12
Kenny Hall, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State, 1/12
Dezmine Wells, Xavier vs. Duquesne, 1/11
Kadeem Batts, Providence vs. Louisville, 1/10
Karam Mashour, UNLV vs. CS-Bakersfield, 1/6
Tony Snell, New Mexico vs. Houston Baptist, 1/3
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Georgia Tech, 1/3
Trevis Simpson, UNC-Greensboro vs. Miami, 1/2
Orion Outerbridge, Rhode Island vs. Boston College, 1/2
Sam Thompson, Ohio State vs. Indiana, 12/31
DeShon Minnis, Texas Tech vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 12/30
Keith Gabriel, VMI vs. Old Dominion, 12/22
Eric Etherly, Loyola (Md.) vs. Kentucky, 12/22
Chris Evans, Kent State vs. Texas-Arlington, 12/21
P.J. Hairston, North Carolina vs. Texas, 12/21
Robbie Hummel, Purdue vs. IPFW, 12/20
Robert Brown, Virginia Tech vs. North Florida, 12/19
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Kansas State, 12/17
Torye Pelham, Southern Mississippi vs. Ole Miss, 12/17
Quincy Diggs, Akron vs. Florida A&M, 12/17
Anthony Davis, Kentucky vs. Chattanooga, 12/17
Langston Galloway/C.J. Aiken/Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Villanova, 12/17
Terrence Ross, Washington vs. UC-Santa Barbara, 12/16
Jared Cunningham, Oregon State vs. Howard, 12/15
Raheem Appleby, Louisiana Tech vs. McNeese State, 12/14
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Detroit, 12/12
Vander Blue, Marquette vs. UW-Green Bay, 12/11
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Creighton, 12/10
Dion Waiters, Syracuse vs. George Washington, 12/10 (DotY Candidate)
Victor Oladipo, Indiana vs. Kentucky, 12/10
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10
Vander Blue, Marquette vs. Washington, 12/6
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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Friday, March 16, 2012

POSTERIZED: The N.I.T Dunk Contest

You may have forgotten about the N.I.T.

That's understandible. I mean, we just saw two No.15-seeds defeat No.2-seeds for the first time in tournament history.

But what Minnesota's Rodney Williams and LaSalle's Ramon Galloway threw down in the first half of their N.I.T. game this week was pretty epic too.

Just because the quality of play might be down, doesn't mean the quality of posterization is too.





If only their teams could have been better.

But was it as good as these?

James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina vs. Vermont, 3/16 Julian Boyd, Long Island vs. Robert Morris, 3/8
Andre Drummond, UConn vs. Syracuse, 3/8
C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State vs. Boston College, 3/8
Rondey Williams, Minnesota vs. Nebraska, 3/3
Isaiah Sykes, Central Florida vs. Memphis, 2/28
Brandon Mitchell, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss, 2/28
John Henson, North Carolina vs. Virginia, 2/25
C.J. Aiken, St. Joseph's vs. Temple, 2/25
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis, Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, 2/25
Dion Waiters, Syracuse vs. UConn, 2/25
Weekend Recap, 2/18
Tony Wroten Jr./Aziz N'Diaye, Washington vs. Arizona, 2/18
Chris Czerapowicz, Davidson vs. Wichita State, 2/18
Darius Miller, Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, 2/18
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. Ohio State, 2/16
Darrion Pellom, Hampton vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 2/15 (DotY Candidate)
Trency Jackson, Northwest Florida vs. Chipola, 2/15
Kwame Alexander, Cal St. San Bernadino, 2/12
Tahj Tate, Delaware State vs. Coppin State, 2/11
Weekend Recap, 2/10 - 2/12
Kyisean Reed, Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech, 2/9
Joshea Singleton, Bucknell vs. Colgate, 2/8
Kelsey Barlow, Purdue vs. Ohio State, 2/7
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State, 2/7
Roscoe Smith, UConn vs. Louisville, 2/7
Weekend Recap, 2/2 - 2/5
Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State vs. TCU, 2/4
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse vs. St. John's, 2/4
Kwame Alexander, Cal State-San Bernardino vs. Cal State-Dominguez Hills (D-II), 2/3
Bradley Beal, Florida vs. South Carolina, 2/2
Doug Anderson, Detroit vs. Valparaiso, 2/2
Thomas Robinson, Kansas vs. Oklahoma, 2/1
Markel Brown, Oklahoma state vs. Texas Tech, 1/31
Royce White, Iowa State vs. Kansas State, 1/31
Savalace Townsend, Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Grambling State, 1/28 (DotY Candidate)
Weekend Recap, 1/25 - 1/29
Tony Wroten Jr., Washington vs. Arizona State, 1/26 (DotY Candidate)
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Dayton, 1/25
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Missouri, 1/25 (DotY Candidate)
Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming vs. San Diego State, 1/24
Dion Dixon, Cincinnati vs. Syracuse, 1/23
Victor Rudd Jr., South Florida vs. St. John's, 1/17 (DotY Candidate)
C.J. Fair, Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh, 1/16
TrayVonn Wright, North Dakota State vs. South Dakota, 1/14
Bandja Sy, New Mexico State vs. Utah State, 1/12
Kenny Hall, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State, 1/12
Dezmine Wells, Xavier vs. Duquesne, 1/11
Kadeem Batts, Providence vs. Louisville, 1/10
Karam Mashour, UNLV vs. CS-Bakersfield, 1/6
Tony Snell, New Mexico vs. Houston Baptist, 1/3
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Georgia Tech, 1/3
Trevis Simpson, UNC-Greensboro vs. Miami, 1/2
Orion Outerbridge, Rhode Island vs. Boston College, 1/2
Sam Thompson, Ohio State vs. Indiana, 12/31
DeShon Minnis, Texas Tech vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 12/30
Keith Gabriel, VMI vs. Old Dominion, 12/22
Eric Etherly, Loyola (Md.) vs. Kentucky, 12/22
Chris Evans, Kent State vs. Texas-Arlington, 12/21
P.J. Hairston, North Carolina vs. Texas, 12/21
Robbie Hummel, Purdue vs. IPFW, 12/20
Robert Brown, Virginia Tech vs. North Florida, 12/19
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Kansas State, 12/17
Torye Pelham, Southern Mississippi vs. Ole Miss, 12/17
Quincy Diggs, Akron vs. Florida A&M, 12/17
Anthony Davis, Kentucky vs. Chattanooga, 12/17
Langston Galloway/C.J. Aiken/Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Villanova, 12/17
Terrence Ross, Washington vs. UC-Santa Barbara, 12/16
Jared Cunningham, Oregon State vs. Howard, 12/15
Raheem Appleby, Louisiana Tech vs. McNeese State, 12/14
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Detroit, 12/12
Vander Blue, Marquette vs. UW-Green Bay, 12/11
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's vs. Creighton, 12/10
Dion Waiters, Syracuse vs. George Washington, 12/10 (DotY Candidate)
Victor Oladipo, Indiana vs. Kentucky, 12/10
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, 12/10
Vander Blue, Marquette vs. Washington, 12/6
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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