Senior Dez Wells scored 26 points to lead No. 14 Maryland over No. 5 Wisconsin, 59-53. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
In recognition of 70 years of dunking in college basketball, Maryland's athletic website put up a poll earlier this month asking fans to vote on the best dunk in Terps history. (It includes a highlight video that's well worth watching.)
I'm not sure if it's too late to add a candidate, but Dez Wells' baseline slam Tuesday night against Wisconsin probably belongs on that list.
Regardless of which team you root for, if you're a hoops junkie, it was the type of dunk that gets you off the couch and forces you to make a grunting noise that your probably couldn't otherwise replicate. (Or maybe that's just me.)
I'm no Dr. J, so I won't attempt to break down which of those dunks is the best in Maryland history. But if we were to create the the Mount Rushmore of Terps dunkers – there's got to be room for it behind one of those highfalutin new apartment buildings in College Park – doesn't Dez Wells belong on there?