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Adreian Payne throws down sick dunk, adds great bowling celebration (Video)

Adreian Payne may not have won the college slam dunk contest at Moody Coliseum in Dallas on Thursday, but he certainly had the best dunk and celebration of the night.

The Michigan State senior forward brought down the house with a sick double-clutch 360 that was just out of this world. As if his awesome dunk weren’t enough, he topped it off by bowling a strike that knocked down all the human pins.

Try to top that.

Well, Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis did. He won it all. You might remember Lewis from this ridiculous alley-oop he threw down last season.

But how about this from Payne:

Adreian Payne dunk

Incredible.

Here’s Bo Ryan cranking dat Soulja Boy (Video)

Bo Ryan Soulja BoyWay back in 2007, before sports blogs were really buzzing and back before people could access the internet on their tablets and smartphones the way they do now, Bo Ryan put out a video that in present day would have gone viral.

I mean this video is from so long ago that I had no idea it even existed. And it’s so long ago it was made back when Soulja Boy was still a thing.

Our friend Jersey Chaser mentioned this last weekend when Wisconsin was busy making the Final Four, and I finally got around to watching the video today. It blew my mind.

Just by looks, you’d think that Bo Ryan is one of those cranky, old white dudes. Not at all. He gets turnt.

Arizona police officer being investigated for leveling unsuspecting woman (Video)

Arizona-cop-levels-studetArizona students did not exactly handle their Elite 8 loss to Wisconsin with class. Thousands of students took the streets after the heartbreaking 64-63 defeat to express their anger, and the result was a bunch of tear gas and rubber bullets. Police were understandably on edge during the riots, but that doesn’t excuse what one officer did to an unsuspecting woman.

An Arizona student who went to University Boulevard on Saturday night to check out all the action was strolling along when a police officer absolutely leveled her out of nowhere. He was caught on camera knocking the young woman over a bike rack.

‘These girls had been trying to get to their car. The girl is on her phone not paying attention and this cop came out of nowhere and just leveled her,” Phoebe Landolt, who shot the video, told the Arizona Daily Star. “After that everyone just started yelling and she started crying.”

A police spokesman said the Tucson Police Department is aware of the video and is conducting an internal investigation. While we know officers and riot police have a difficult job to do in situations like these, that seemed completely uncalled for. The video clearly shows that the student was simply walking along and didn’t appear to be posing any type of threat. There should be consequences.

H/T Barstool Sports

Julius Randle’s mom had to leave at halftime to get home for work

Julius-Randle-KentuckyJulius Randle dominated the interior post during Kentucky’s win over Michigan on Sunday. His 16 points and, more importantly, 11 rebounds helped the Wildcats hang on down the stretch in what was one of the most exciting games of the tournament. And Randle’s unlucky mother didn’t even get to stick around to watch the end of the instant classic.

Randle’s mother Carolyn Kyles, whom the freshman credits for making him such a great basketball player, had to leave at halftime.

According to The Dagger, those who were sitting near Kyles said she was in tears at the thought of leaving with her son’s team down four in the most important game of his life. Kyles, a 6-foot-2 former basketball player, told The Courier Journal last week that she gave Randle everything she had on and off the court when he was growing up.

“I would push him around. He’d fall down and hop up all mad,” she said. “I’d throw hook shots on him, and it would just kill him. I couldn’t feel guilty, because this was the position I was in. I had to be both mother and father. I couldn’t be weak. I had to be strong. I couldn’t baby him. I had to make sure my kids were strong, show them how to get out there and fight for what they wanted. That’s what they saw in me every day.”

Fortunately, the story has a happy ending. Aaron Harrison knocked down a game-winning 3-pointer to send Kentucky to the Final Four in Arlington, which is located less than an hour from where Kyles lives in the Dallas area. She should have no problem arranging her work schedule around the Saturday night game.

Terrence Samuel got to slap Kevin Ollie back (Video)

Terrence-Samuel-slaps-Kevin-OllieUConn head coach Kevin Ollie delivered a hilarious slap to the face of freshman guard Terrence Samuel after the Huskies defeated Iowa State to advance to the Elite 8 on Friday. Samuel and some other players had been goofing around behind Ollie during his interview, so he reacted accordingly. The slap went viral almost immediately.

On Sunday, UConn knocked off Michigan State to punch its ticket to the Final Four. Ollie gave Samuel a chance to get him back.

“Terrence has gotta slap me to make sure I’m not dreaming,” Ollie joked during his interview.

Samuel then gave Ollie a love tap on the hat. If you ask me, he let his coach off easy. I would have taken that opportunity to smack him right across the face. With his team on its way to the Final Four, Ollie probably would have enjoyed every second of it.

H/T The Big Lead

Aaron Harrison hits game-winning 3-pointer (Video)

Kentucky freshman Aaron Harrison did not score a single point in the first half of his team’s Elite 8 matchup against Michigan on Sunday. It didn’t matter, because the freshman got scorching hot in the late part of the game and wound up playing the role of hero for the Wildcats.

Harrison hit a game-winning 3-pointer with just 2.6 seconds remaining to send his team to the Final Four. He single-handedly kept Kentucky in the game by knocking down four-straight 3-pointers in the final minutes of the game. His game-winner came from well beyond the arc with a hand in his face.

Aaron-Harrison-game-winner

Kentucky, a No. 8 seed, will take on No. 2 seed Wisconsin in the Final Four next weekend.

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Bo Ryan ‘bulls—’ drop caught on TBS camera (Video)

TBS cameras may have been in an area where they probably shouldn’t have been as Wisconsin celebrated an Elite Eight victory over Arizona on Saturday in the West Regional final. The cameras caught Badgers head coach Bo Ryan saying “bulls—” at one point. They quickly realized they probably shouldn’t have been showing that part on live TV, so they cut in almost immediately. The abrupt transition from Greg Gumbel was pretty funny.

What was even better was when Ryan gave the camera a “what the f— are you doing here?” look:

Bo Ryan look