It’s not often that you see a Dunk of the Year front runner appear in January, and it is even more unlikely when you consider it is done by a 9-10 team against the #2 team in the country, but that is precisely what happened in Oklahoma State’s 79-72 win over #2 Missouri.
The dunk was set up by a fantastic off ball screen that allowed Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown to have a free run from the three point line down the baseline to the basket where the only defender there was the 6-foot-2 Matt Pressey.
Sorry about the posterization Matt.
Of course that resulted in Brown being ejected from the game because it was his second technical foul, because you know any intimidation or showmanship in college is off limits… Unless you play for the Duke Blue Devils, UConn Huskies, Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Baylor Bears or any other top college program right now.
Basically you can’t show up a top ranked team as an underdog on an individual play when you are already showing them up as a team on the court. Wait they were losing!?!?
Luckily that was enough momentum for the Oklahoma State Cowboys to go on a 26-16 run to end the game and take the victory, which they deserved in my mind after that bogus ejection.
The moral of the story, if you have a huge play, just put your head down and run back down to the defensive side of the court, no emotion here.
If ever there were a dunk worthy of an ejection for trash talking, Markel Brown's alley-oop Wednesday night against Missouri may have been it.
Oklahoma State point guard Keiton Page Brown throws a long-distance lob pass to Brown, who catches it one-handed behind his head and emphatically throws it down over 6-foot-2 guard Matt Pressey. The play ignited the crowd at Gallagher...
Markel Brown’s dunk will be tough to top this season. Heck, it will be tough to top over the next 11 months. However, Markel Brown didn’t get to enjoy it for too long. The Oklahoma State Cowboy forward was ejected following the dunk, as it was his second technical on the night. Following the dunk, he stared down Missouri guard Matt Pressey. The officials did not like the...
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Good day. Drive safely in the wetness out there. Remember to
DVR Missouri at Oklahoma State, and St. Louis U. at Xavier
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