The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-1 thanks to a 72-58 win over Arizona State that was sparked by Alex Poythress' dunk-of-the-year bid on the Sun Devils.
Following an ASU turnover under their own basket, Poythress picked up the loose ball and skied for a vicious slam that had Rupp Arena as loud as you'll ever hear it.
It was also good enough to take the No. 1 spot on the SportsCenter Top 10 going into Saturday night. Here it is again if you haven't seen it:
The @AlexTheGreat22 dunk from both ends of the court. Ferocious in motion, beautiful captured in still. pic.twitter.com/M87lfsTpS0— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 13, 2015
While the dunk and win were nice, the Cats and Alex also got a bit of a scare when the senior forward hyper-extended his non-surgically repaired knee in the first half.
"When they told me knee, I was literally physically ill to my stomach for him," head coach John Calipari said after the game. “At halftime did you all think, if they don't get Alex back, they have no chance of winning this game? Is anybody with me on that?”
After initially being deemed questionable to return, Poythress played in the second half as the Cats cruised to victory.