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Best of Midnight Madness: Anthony Bennett leaps giant cardboard Mike Moser cutout

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

Midnight Madness produces some memorable moments each year, so The Dagger is chronicling the best ones from this October. If you spot something we missed, let us know here or here.

Anthony Bennett's performance in the dunk contest at Thursday's Scarlet/Gray Showcase did nothing to diminish the excitement for the UNLV freshman's college debut in a few weeks. Bennett had two fans hold up the giant cardboard cutout of teammate Mike Moser known as "Mozilla" that UNLV students brandished during the season last year. Then Bennett leapt over the cardboard version of his teammate and soared for a one-handed dunk, a slam that brought the crowd to its feet but made UNLV coach Dave Rice a bit nervous.  "I figured that Mozilla would make a full recovery, but I was nervous about Anthony Bennett," Rice told the Las Vegas Sun. "What an unbelievable play that was."

More from Best of Midnight Madness Series:

• Wagner forward leaps over his mom and dad for dunk
• Kentucky transforms Rupp Arena floor into a projector screen
• D.J. Byrd pulls one over on unsuspecting Purdue crowd
• Jamie Dixon's 'Jackie Moon' costume wins the night
• Brittney Griner does a near-360 jam in Baylor's dunk contest
• Missouri's Keion Bell leaps over six people for a dunk
• Tom Izzo wows Michigan State crowd with 'Iron Man' entrance
North Carolina freshmen don ballet slippers and tutus
Kentucky women's coach channels MC Hammer

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