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The Greatest Dunk in IU Basketball History? You Decide.

Have an all-time favorite IU basketball dunk?  Here’s your chance to solidify it as the best ever.

The IU basketball program is having some offseason fun on Twitter, with a NCAA Tournament style bracket of the best Hoosier slams in program history.

While the bracket suffers a bit from recency bias (or perhaps technology limitations), it is a fun look back at some truly memorable moments.

A total of 24 dunks are included in the tournament, with the top eight receiving first round byes.

If you are on Twitter, follow @IndianaMBB and cast your votes.

Even if you are not on Twitter you should be able to watch the dunks or below (or click through to watch on Twitter without an account if they are not loading here.)


The first matchup is James Blackmon Jr. in 2014 against Louisville vs. Victor Oladipo in 2013 against Michigan.  Interestingly, the Oladipo dunk was missed but was still included.

Next is Justin Smith this past season against Louisville vs. Christian Watford in 2012 against North Carolina.

The next matchup involves vintage NCAA Tournament moments involving Calbert Cheaney in 1993 vs. Ray Tolbert in 1981.

Victor Oladipo returns, this time with a make as he completes a memorable 360 dunk against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament in 2013.  He faces Andrae Patterson in the 1996 preseason NIT against Duke.

Former teammates OG Anunoby and Thomas Bryant go head to head with dunks in 2016 against Michigan State and Wisconsin, respectively.

This one is a very tough call.  Troy Williams in 2016 dunking on Purdue’s Isaac Haas vs. Juwan Morgan’s game winner against Notre Dame in 2017.

Again we go back a bit as Eric Gordon’s 2007 dunk vs. Chattanooga squares off against Greg Graham in 1993 at Michigan.

Finally, Steve Hart’s 1994 slam vs. Kansas went head-to-head against Freddie McSwain’s alley-oop against Duke in 2017.

The complete bracket is below.  The competition will continue on Twitter this week.  Give us a follow at @daily_hoosier while you are there.

What’s your favorite?


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