Video: This Monster Dunk by PSU’s D.J. Newbill Sums Up Northwestern’s Night

Penn State basketball fans haven’t had a lot to smile about this year. D.J. Newbill’s breakaway dunk did just that.

In the closing minutes of the first half against Northwestern, Newbill, Penn State’s sensational junior, fell on the defensive end of the court, got up, stole a pass and emphatically slammed home the ball with one hand. The dunk put the Nittany Lions up twenty points and they would never look back, cruising to a 59-32 road victory.

Newbill has been one of the bright spots during a tough campaign for PSU, averaging 17.8 PPG on the year. These are two of his more impressive:

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