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Campbell rewards walk-on guard Casey Perrin with scholarship (VIDEO)

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While walk-ons tend to do much of what scholarship players are asked to do, there’s the noticeable lack of assistance with their college tuition that can make the situation a difficult one for many who take that path. That’s why so many get the respect of their teammates and coaches for the hard work they put in, with few seeing much playing time either.

Campbell showed its appreciation for walk-on guard Casey Perrin during the team’s trip to Ireland, with head coach Kevin McGeehan informing Perrin prior to the team’s game that he would be on scholarship for his senior season. The reactions from both Perrin and his teammates, who are genuinely happy for him, are great.

h/t CBS Sports

Campbell’s Reco McCarter throws down 360 dunk … again (VIDEO)

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The title of best dunker in the Big South Conference — and maybe the nation — belongs to High Point junior wing John Brown. But on Thursday night, Campbell senior forward Reco McCarter made his case.

With just over a minute to play the 6-foot-6 McCarter put an exclamation point on the Camels’ 65-50 win over Winthrop with a 360 dunk. He threw down the same dunk back in January 2014.

McCarter, who began his career at VCU, ended the game with 17 points, four rebounds and six assists. He’s averaging 10.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Cedrick Bowen wins another game on a last-second dunk for Charleston Southern during a wild sequence (VIDEO)

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Charleston Southern had one of the season’s most memorable moments during the opening night of college basketball as senior forward Cedrick Bowen’s tip dunk at the buzzer lifted the Buccaneers to a road upset of Ole Miss.

The 6-foot-5 Bowen had another memorable dunk on Monday night as his breakaway slam with 1.7 seconds remaining capped a wild sequence of events to put Charleston Southern up 71-70 against Campbell.

Bowen contested the jumper of Campbell forward Nehemiah Mabson before leaking and receiving an outlet pass for the easy finish. Mabson then made matters worse by throwing the ball into the second row of the bleachers and not giving the Camels a chance at a final look.

Charleston Southern guard Saah Nimley was fouled on the ensuing possession and made two free throws to make it a 74-71 final score. Nimley finished with a team-high 22 points while Bowen tallied eight points in the win.

I guess if the Buccaneers find themselves down late in a game for the rest of this season they need to have Bowen on the floor the finish the game with a dunk.