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Best of Midnight Madness: Providence’s Brandon Austin goes through-the-legs on a 360 dunk

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

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

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Brandon Austin (via @cantguard1)

Last April, Detroit Mercy's Doug Anderson captured first place in college basketball's dunk contest with an explosive between-the-legs dunk 360 slam. On Friday night, Providence freshman Brandon Austin pulled off the same feat to win the school's Midnight Madness dunk contest. Austin, a 6-foot-6 wing known for his ability to attack the rim, was mobbed by his teammates after completing the slam. The Philadelphia native beat out fellow guards Kris Dunn and NC State transfer Tyler Harris to win.

More from the Best of Midnight Madness series:

Orange-clad Bruce Pearl booed at Memphis Madness
Michigan State shoots 'Tom Izzo' out of a cannon
Georgia coach Mark Fox dons Spike Squad paint again
Cincinnati holds its Midday Madness on an outdoor court
Buzz Williams pokes fun at West Virginia with 'Country Roads' entrance
Buzz Williams' moving tribute to sixth-year senior Chris Otule
From dancing to dunks, Andrew Wiggins dazzles in Kansas debut
Charles Barkley coaxed into dancing at Auburn
Indiana's Hanner Mosquera-Perea slams two balls on the same dunk
Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon as Duck Dynasty's 'Uncle Si'
Luke Hager leaps over UNC Wilmington's chancellor
Florida State QB Jameis Winston delivers mid-court alley-oop pass

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