Originally posted on The Dagger  |  Last updated 12/16/11
In the midst of a week almost totally devoid of must-see highlights or intriguing matchups, Oregon State did its best to rescue college basketball fans from the doldrums. Facing token full-court pressure a few minutes into the first half of Thursday's 93-72 win over Howard, Oregon State point guard Ahmad Starks easily beat it by floating a pass to an open center Joe Burton at mid-court. Burton then spearheads a slow-developing fast break on his own, taking two dribbles before tossing a feathery lob pass from the top of the key to teammate Jared Cunningham for a soaring reverse alley-oop slam. "I've never seen anybody who can catch the ball and then decide how to dunk it," Oregon State coach Craig Robinson told the Corvallis Gazette-Times after the game. "That's a lot of athleticism." Cunningham's reverse alley-oop already has earned early praise as a dunk of the year contender, but there's a good chance it's not even the 6-foot-4 junior's best dunk of his college career. A tip-dun...
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