NIU men’s basketball senior Chuck Iroegbu has been selected as one of college basketball’s Top 16 “dark horse dunkers,” a head-to-head, bracket-style competition to determine the final participant in the Slam Dunk Championship presented by State Farm.
Winners of each round are selected online through fan votes. Quarterfinal round voting ends at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The championship, which will take place in Houston, will air nationally on ESPN at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31.
Huskie fans are urged to vote daily for Iroegbu to send him to the semifinals – one step closer to the “dark horse dunker” title.
Iroebgu and his teammates, who are 18-9 this season, are geared up to play three opponents from Michigan in the next week: Central Michigan at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, on the road; Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at home; and Eastern Michigan at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Ypsilanti.
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