basketball-men-d1 flag

Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | October 23, 2016

Indiana freshman dunks over coach Tom Crean

Only a couple weeks out from the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season, programs across the country continue to host their own form of Midnight Madness to get fans and students pumped up for the year ahead.

And there’s arguably no better way to do so than with some high-flying dunks.

Freshman guard Curtis Jones stole the spotlight at Indiana’s annual “Hoosier Hysteria” Saturday night when he leaped over Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean and finished a one-handed jam as part of the night’s dunk contest.

RELATED: Oregon's Jordan Bell dunks over fans

Unfortunately, Crean’s height isn’t listed on Indiana Athletics’ page, but Jones’ dunk certainly passes the eye test as an impressive finish nonetheless.

It’s obvious that the freshman has plenty of physical tools entering his debut season. Crean has to hope this skillset translates to success in game action.

Tracking 9 leading contenders for men's college basketball National Player of the Year

Here is a breakdown of who could take home the hardware in 2021, including three National Player of the Year candidates on Gonzaga's roster.
READ MORE

March Madness: Getting to know the No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament

Check out the detailed history of how No. 10 seeds have fared in the NCAA Tournament.
READ MORE

What March Madness looked like the year you were born

Here's wishing you a very vintage March Madness and may all your dreams of a perfect bracket come true. Here's what March Madness looked like the year you were born.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners