LAWRENCE — Tarik Blacks dunk was impressive. The bench reaction was well, quite memorable.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
Black, a senior forward, threw down a one-handed jam over Texas Cameron Ridley during the final minutes of No. 8 Kansas 85-54 victory over No. 19 Texas on Saturday night. In basketball terms, it was less of a dunk, and more of a Mozgov, the name bestowed on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffins thunder dunk on the Knicks Timofey Mozgov a few years back.
It was incredible, KU freshman center Joel Embiid said. I mean, Ive seen something like that, but I think the only one who did it was Blake Griffin, so it reminded me of Blake.
If you watch the video, theres a lot to take in. Theres KU senior walk-on Niko Roberts, who generally plays the role of team hype man. Watch as Roberts puts fellow walk-on Evan Manning in a headlock. Theres Wayne Selden, who jumps over the bench, walks around to the other side, and then jumps into Roberts arms. And theres assistant coach Jerrance Howard, who gets excited before realizing he needs to calm down. Theres more, but just watch.
Heres Blacks dunk: