Saturday’s A Dunking Day

Two dunks from Saturday’s basketball action:

In VCU’s 80-65 home win over Duquesne, Terrance Shannon scored two of his seven points by following teammate Juvonte Reddic’s missed dunk:

(Tip of the cap to VCU’s Around the Horns blog, a must-follow for any Ram fan).

In evening action, Paul George of the Pacers put a little icing on the cake in his squad’s 106-92 victory over the Clippers:

Wow.

Buzzer Beaters Are Cool

Sophomore Stephanie Martinez of Division III Stevenson (MD) University sent the Mustangs to victory over visiting Messiah (PA) College last night with this forty-footer:

There is probably a clever headline out there about a college called Messiah losing on an answered prayer (à la this man’s (in)famous “JESUS SAVES GIANTS!” headline), but you won’t find it here.

High marks to the Stevenson Athletic Department for such a slickly produced video package, and high marks to the Mustangs for going with the gorge green/electric green Hyperdunks.

By the way, did you know that the school formerly known as Villa Julie now has two campuses?

(Tip of the cap to D3Hoops).

Defending the Crown

Never accuse Walter Ray Allen of resting on his laurels. After making the top NBA play of 2013, Allen seems eager to return to the peak in 2014. Unfortunately, his latest entry into the top plays field came at the expense of Kent Bazemore:

As a still photo, it looks even worse – if that’s even possible – for the pride of Bertie County, NC and everyone’s favorite Monarch:

It was not all doom and gloom for Bazemore’s Warriors, though: they defeated the Heat 123-114. In four minutes on the floor, Bazemore made a field goal and grabbed a rebound. Alas, he also turned the ball over twice, and one of those led directly to the bottom of a poster.

(Tip of the cap to Basketball Problems).