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WATCH: Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson unloads in press conference


Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson delivered the press conference of the year after Tuesday night’s 73-65 loss to Murray State. Hinson, the second-year coach who is 16-25 with the Salukis, has his team off to a 2-8 start this season and is less than pleased about the state of his team. Fast forward to the 3:00 mark of the video. It kicks off with this:

“I’ve been telling my wife this for years: size doesn’t matter.”

A little more than a minute later, he unleashes this gem:

“There was a sniper in the gym. Did you see that? We had guys falling down.”

“I would have thought Navy Seal Team 6 was out there.”

MORE: Hinson apologizes for rant

At this point, I’m just ruining this for you. Listen here:

We laugh, but Southern Illinois senior Davante Drinkard didn’t find it too funny:


UPDATE: Hinson was on the Yahoo! SportsDash on Wednesday, where he apologized for calling out guard Marcus Fillyaw.

(h/t OVC Ball via Awful Announcing)

Henry Ellenson wins Marquette Madness dunk contest

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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.

The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.

Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.

Bill Self signs $10,000 check for KU student


Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.

Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.

Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.