In case you missed it, Arizona’s Rawle Alkins – a Brooklyn, NY native – unleashed perhaps the illest dunk that college basketball has seen this year against USC in the Pac-12 tournament championship game. Surprisingly, the Trojans defender neglected to file charges afterwards.
Rawle Alkins throws down a massive dunk against USC during the second half to ignite the Wildcats. Arizona went on to win the game and the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament title, 75-61.
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.
As March Madness tips of, Rawle and other hopefuls will need similar displays of violent artistry to be added to the list of the greatest tourney dunks that will gleefully live on in perpetuity.
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
The Blue Devils’ player Grant Hill scores a one-handed alley-oop
Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon against Florida Gulf Coast in the 2017 Round of 64
Dwayne Bacon scored a team-high 25 points to help the Seminoles defeat in-state rival Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Watch highlights, game recaps, and much more from the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.
UCLA’s Alfred Aboya against Florida in the 2006 National Championship
UCLA’s Alfred Aboya does a freakish dunk off inbounds pass
Notre Dame’s V.J. Beachem against UNC in the 2016 Elite 8
Notre Dame and North Carolina face off in the Elite 8 of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Watch highlights, game recaps, and much more from the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.
Houston’s Clyde Drexler against Louisville in the 1983 Final Four
In a game filled with dunks, it was Houston’s Clyde “The Glide” Drexler who helped the Cougars advance to the 1983 National Championship Game with plays like this. “Phi Slama Jama,” as the team was known, defeated Louisville 94-81 to advance to the final against Jim Valvano’s NC State Wolfpack.
Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin against Michigan in the 2009 Round of 32
Blake Griffin gets loose for the breakaway slam against Michigan in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. 3.21.09
UCONN’s Stanley Robinson against Michigan State in the 2009 Final Four
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Michigan State’s Durrell Summers pays Stanley Robinson Back in the 2009 Final Four
Durrell Summers throws down a monster dunk over Stanley Robinson of UConn. Be sure to log onto to www.arhenetwork.com, one of the most amazing sports websites to hit the net. Launching this month!
Ball State’s Chandler Thompson against Louisville in the 1990 Round of 32
In 1990, Ball State’s Chandler Thompson threw down this thunderous dunk to help the Cardinals upset Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City.
UNC’s James Michael McAdoo against Vermont in the 2012 Round of 64
James Michael McAdoo follows a missed shot with an incredible dunk.
Kentucky’s James Young against UCONN in the 2014 National Championship
Kansas’ Darrell Arthur against Villanova in the 2008 Sweet 16
In the Sweet 16 of the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Kansas’ Darrell Arthur threw down this alley-oop off the inbounds pass from Mario Chalmers. The Jayhawks defeated Villanova 72-57 and went on to win the National Championship over Memphis.
Baylor’s Quincy Acy against Xavier in the 2012 Sweet 16
Baylor’s Quincy Acy Dunks over Xavier’s Kenny Frease on an inbound alley oop pass from AJ Walton in their Sweet 16 game on March 23, 2012.
Houston’s Clyde Drexler against Memphis State in the 1983 Sweet 16
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Let’s see who adds their name to the list this year.