Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein throws down the dunk of the tournament (Video)

Sam Cooper

Cincinnati gave top-seeded Kentucky all it could handle in the first half of a Round of 32 matchup in Louisville, but Willie Cauley-Stein gave the Wildcats a ton of energy with an unbelievable dunk.

[DraftKings: Free $25,000 March Madness Fantasy Basketball Contest]

With the Bearcats leading by one, Cauley-Stein cut toward the basket and received a pass in stride before throwing down a monstrous dunk over Quadri Moore and Octavius Ellis for an and-one.

Poor Moore didn’t know what hit him.

The dunk was so ferocious that Ellis was removed from the game and taken to the locker room after the play. Cauley-Stein then sunk the free throw to give the Wildcats the lead and all of the momentum going into halftime. Kentucky would later win 64-51 and become the first team in NCAA history to start 36-0.

You’ll be seeing that highlight on repeat for a while.

- - - - - - -

Sam Cooper is a contributor for the Yahoo Sports blogs. Have a tip? Email him or follow him on Twitter!