Sights & Sounds: Top Four Dunks, A Ridiculous Buzzer-Beater, and Other Weirdness From Opening NightPosted by rtmsf on November 9th, 2013
Opening Night produced a number of great individual moments, if not so many great games. We’ll have our full After the Buzzer feature on Monday morning covering the top storylines from the entire weekend, but we thought it would be fun to highlight the best sights and sounds from last night beforehand. We’ll start with a fantastic buzzer-beater, and sprinkle in the top four dunks of the evening and some other things. Here goes…
Buzzer-Beating. The best buzzer-beater of the night came from Irvine, where Fresno State’s Allen Huddleston hit a half-court bank shot to win the game, coming on the heels of four straight previous back-and-forth scores by each team leading to the fantastic finish.
Husker Crue. Tommy Lee performed at the opening of Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday night.
#4 Dunkdafied: Baye Moussa Keita, Syracuse. He looked like he was going to continue flying on through the backboard.
Armed Forces Cluster. Really enjoyed the Armed Forces Classic between Oregon and Georgetown, but not so much this botched version of the national anthem.
#3 Dunkdafied: Jabari Parker, Duke. Parker looked every bit the star that we all thought he was.
Banner Season. With no Chris Webber around, Michigan can raise another banner (although this is getting a bit ridiculous).
#2 Dunkdafied: Jordan Weethee, VMI. SportsCenter was wrong. This is a great dunk, but it’s not the best of the night.
Home Court of College Hoops. Here’s a great promotional ad from ESPN that came out on Friday to market its commitment to college hoops.
#1 Dunkdafied: Michael Qualls, Arkansas. Serious, serious extension.
I’ve Got My Spine, I’ve Got My Orange Hush. Illinois’ newish tradition of Orange Hush took effect last night in Champaign.