Missed dunks are infecting the NCAA tournament in spectacular fashion

Posted by    |    March 19th, 2017 at 5:17 pm


Josh Jackson is among the most talented and athletic players in the country right now, and on Sunday his Kansas Jayhawks are facing off against Miles Bridges and the Michigan State Spartans. Early in the first half, Jackson attacked the rim for a dunk and the rim bit back.

The Kansas standout is not alone in this year’s Big Dance, though. In fact, getting rim checked has emerged as something of a trend in this year’s tournament. Amir Coffey of Minnesota failed spectacularly on March Madness’ opening day:

As did Florida Gulf Coast’s Brandon Goodwin:

So close. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UCSA7Xrj4K

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 2017

And Donte DiVincenzo, who can’t dunk but sure as hell will keep trying:

And Jaylen Johnson of Louisville on Friday:

And Desi Rodriguez of Seton Hall:

And Chris Silva of South Carolina:

And Anas Mahmoud of Louisville on Sunday:

The rim-check should be the official unofficial highlight of the Big Dance’s “One Shining Moment” montage, and it’ll be something to monitor as the tournament wears on. Never stop trying.