Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 11:37 am  |  30 responses

Slamadaday: Dexter Strickland on Kyle Singler

Not only did UNC lose this game–the ACC Tourney Championship–to Duke, but this dunk was ruled an offensive foul. Still…Dexter Strickland climbed high enough to kiss the sky, and almost high enough to clear Kyle Singler.


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  • http://recognizethegame.com Rosef

    Horrendous Call

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Kyle Singer channeling his inner Greg Paulus

  • http://jojo.com Max

    Should’ve pulled a VC.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    impressive how Dexter contorted his body so not to make any contact with Singler….moreso impressive that the gust of wind created by his takeoff was strong enough to drop Singler back 2 feet

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Max he ain’t got it like that

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    horrible call by the ref. the Duke player slides to the right and damn near undercuts the dude.

  • Yesse

    The call ruined the play, but the kid took a good charge.

  • greg

    if they dont make it final four that will be singlers senior memory

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    bad call. he makes an effort to jump away from singler and singler flops with it. the “Charge” call prevalence in college game one of the reasons I prefer to watch the pros. what is exciting about somebody sliding underneath someone and holding their stuff, hoping they don’t get hurt? contest that in the air or just gtf out of the way

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    singler clearly slides right at the last second and flops

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Truly awful call. Just pathetic.

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    gotta love the restricted zone. this play is and 1 in the nba

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I agree completely. Too many charges, and way too many random three pointers after five passes around the perimeter. Yeah, the League has too much iso, but I hate contested ill advised jumpers way more than iso moves.

  • amir

    that reaction is a T in the big leagues..

  • http://www.wfp.org/ Felix

    Anyone else thinks the college three should just be moved back to NBA range? Get more drives and real play in the game. Even I can hit a college three all day.

  • JTaylor21

    Reason #355 why charges are bad for the game.

  • http://jayemmbee23.tumblr.com Clutch Performer

    co-sign JTaylor

    man i thought charging in the nba was bad, the flopping here is on par with european soccer

  • Cameron

    This was a great call by the refs, 1 Singler was out of the restricted area, 2 Singler was in position and still before strickland took off, 3 contact was made. There for it is a player control foul and Duke gets the ball exactly as it was called. I was at this game and thought maybe he was still sliding but after review Great call by the refs.

  • OneStep

    No problem with charges in the game but you’ve got to earn it by being set and taking it in the chest old school style. This one Singler clearly moves his upper body to the right and even then only just catches a shoulder before collapsing like a fallen oak. He sold it well enough but if a ref can’t see that then he has no business reffing in games of this magnitude. Horrible horrible call.

  • 2KInsider

    Charges are too hard to call. There is too big of a wondow of inconsistancy. I have seen too many game won and lost based on these judgement calls at every level.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Yeah the amount of flops taken by Duke in that game… it almost completely put me off college hoops. Driving and dunking is almost unheard of because refs reward flops so often. That was the definition of a block; the guy moved his feet, and he got caught on the shoulder, not the chest. Terrible call.

  • Josh

    Seems like a good place for a no call to me.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Cameron is either a Dukie or high.

  • http://slamonline.com bigsp

    @cameron stop slurpin duke……u prolly think kyle singler will be larry bird in the league…..more like trajan langdon

  • Noel

    Hell yeah. My man Strick got robbed

  • Towelie

    Home court disadvantage?

  • Will Lee

    it ain’t no and1 streetball dawgs. NCAA calls with good fundamentals.

  • RobbieJay

    shoutout to joey crawford

  • rayray

    im going to play the race card – racist call ref (jking)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6-za7Hb6NM SMK73

    Reason #358 why Duke is ruining basketball, the fetishization of drawing the charge as good defense rather than a complete wuss move. Man up and challenge the shot or move b*tch, get out the way.