SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — The Final Four in San Antonio, TX is under two months away, but the anticipation is already building for the dunk contest, powered by College SLAM.
This week, the bracket for the Dark Horse Dunker was released, featuring 16 of the top dunkers from across the country. Eight of the players hail from Division I institutions, while the other eight come from the ranks of Division II, JUCO, and other levels.
NICEVILLE, Fl. — Don’t look now, but the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles appear to be firing on all cylinders.
Coming into Saturday’s finale at the Emerald Coast Classic against the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks, the Golden Eagles were riding a four-game winning streak, and sat at 5-1 on the young 2017-18 season. Their winning streak included an eight-point win on the road over the New Mexico Lobos, a game in which Aleksa Jugovic went for 37 points inside one of the nation’s toughest arenas to play in as a road team.
In the fifth-place game at the Emerald Coast Classic, the Golden Eagles were looking for their fifth straight victory. From the outset, Tennessee Tech was the superior team, controlling the game from the opening tip and never looking back.
In today’s basketball, it’s more common to see forwards put together a perfect shooting night than it is a guard.
On Tuesday night, Antonius Cleveland chalked one up for guards everywhere.
Before the season started, we tabbed Cleveland as one of the top senior guards to keep an eye on this year, and Tuesday night was a perfect example of why. Against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, Cleveland and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks were going for their third straight win on their home court, and were looking to hand the Eagles their first conference loss of the season.
What looked like a commanding lead at the time, the Redhawks took a 46-34 lead into the break after the first half. The Golden Eagles launched a comeback in the second half, and made a game of it.