Fresno State took down New Mexico 85-77 in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, and Deon Stroud led the Bulldogs in scoring with 18 points. And two of Stroud’s points came in very, very impressive fashion.
With Fresno State leading 58-52 in the second half, Stroud got a steal, and then it was showtime.
— Mountain West (@MountainWest) March 11, 2021
That’s one heck of a dunk, especially in a win or go home conference tournament game.
Oh, but Stroud has turned this into a big of a regular thing, too. Two weeks ago in the same building (the Thomas & Mack Center), Stroud pulled off the same dunk against UNLV.
Fresno State sophomore Deon Stroud is one of the best dunkers in college basketball.
He just showed proof. 😲 pic.twitter.com/YE7JfzMq7I
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) February 25, 2021
He makes these look way too easy.
Fresno State is 12-11 on the season, but they recently shocked Boise State on the road, and had a lead over Utah State entering the final minute last week. There’s a lot of young talent on Fresno State, led by Stroud and seven-footer Orlando Robinson, both sophomores. So, they’re a dangerous team in the Mountain West Tournament (they play NCAA Tournament-hopeful Colorado State on Thursday night), and they’re a team to really watch out for next season.