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Pitt Basketball: Gilbert Brown Impressive In Dunk Contest Defeat

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Gilbert Brown had an impressive outing on Friday (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Gilbert Brown had an impressive outing on Friday (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Gilbert Brown participated in Friday's Denny's College Slam Dunk Contest and fared pretty well. Still, he fell just short in the semifinal round.

Cheering him on were Brad Wanamaker and Gary McGhee, who will both be playing in the All-Star game this weekend.

Gil threw down two dunks to advance into the semifinal round of four. He went first in that round and a between the legs reverse landed him a score of 49 and it looked like he would reach the final. But a 50 by You Tube sensation Jacob Tucker and a 50 by by UNC-Asheville's John Williams ended Brown's run. Jacob's 50 was legitimate, but Williams' was a bit overratedas he jumped over fellow contestant Will Coleman, then ran to the rim for a dunk. He didn't dunk over Coleman while dunking or even with the ball. A strange dunk and I'm surprised he got a 50 out of it.

Yes, I am complaining about a college dunk contest score. This is how badly I wish Pitt were still playing.

Tucker landed several impressive dunks on his way to the title.