Tonight, the Illinois Fighting Illini travel to the bright lights of Las Vegas for a game against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. At the end of the first half, the Illini trail the Rebels, 39-29. However, the Illini had their share of big plays in Las Vegas.
Senior guard Joseph Bertrand made one of the biggest dunks of the game, and maybe even the year. Though the Fighting Illini trail the Rebels heading into halftime, it’s a beautiful dunk to look at, and it will definite receive a ton of #SCTop10 love from Illini Nation.
So far this season, transfer junior guard Rayvonte Rice has been all the talk from Illini Nation, but it was Bertrand who made the most noise in the first half on just one dunk.
What do you think Illini Nation? Does this deserve “Dunk of the Year” recognition?
Words don’t do this play any justice. Check out the GIF for yourself (courtesy of Illinois Loyalty).
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