WATCH: The Greatest Dunks In NCAA Tournament History

Thunder slams, incomparable jams that make March Madness the sporting event of the Spring.

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Without March Madness, basketball fans are missing some of the most passionately played basketball action that exists. It’s where players come out of nowhere to entrench themselves in hoop history with one impactful game or one unforgettable moment.

Remember back in 2018, when Arizona’s Rawle Alkins – a Brooklyn, NY native – unleashed perhaps the illest dunk of the college basketball season against USC in the Pac-12 tournament championship game. Surprisingly, the Trojans defender neglected to file charges afterward.

Under the microscope of March, dunks like this become moments and memories that take on a life of their own. They live forever, continuously reverberating through our consciousness, especially when the NCAA Tournament gets underway.

Here’s our list of the greatest dunks the NCAA Tournament has ever seen.

Duke’s Grant Hill against Kansas in the 1991 National Championship


Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon against Florida Gulf Coast in the 2017 Round of 64


UCLA’s Alfred Aboya against Florida in the 2006 National Championship


Notre Dame’s V.J. Beachem against UNC in the 2016 Elite 8


Houston’s Clyde Drexler against Louisville in 1983 Final Four


Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin against Michigan in the 2009 Round of 32


UCONN’s Stanley Robinson against Michigan State in the 2009 Final Four

Michigan State’s Durrell Summers pays Stanley Robinson Back in the 2009 Final Four

Ball State’s Chandler Thompson against Louisville in the 1990 Round of 32

UNC’s James Michael McAdoo against Vermont in the 2012 Round of 64

Kentucky’s James Young against UCONN in the 2014 National Championship

Kansas’ Darrell Arthur against Villanova in the 2008 Sweet 16

Baylor’s Quincy Acy against Xavier in the 2012 Sweet 16

Houston’s Clyde Drexler against Memphis State in 1983 Sweet 16

Thanks to coronavirus we’ll have to wait until next year to see who joins this list.




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