USU's Kyisean Reed Advances To Quarterfinals Of State Farm Dark Horse Dunker Competition
Feb. 25, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's Kyisean Reed advanced to the quarterfinals of the "State Farm Dark Horse Dunker" competition, Intersport announced Monday. "State Farm Dark Horse Dunker" nominees are under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete against the D-I field in Atlanta.
The winner will participate in the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Atlanta at 7 p.m. ET April 4 on ESPN. Sixteen dunkers began the competition and eight remain in the "State Farm Dark Horse Dunker" Facebook bracket, which is a five-week knockout competition. Fans will determine the winner by voting during each round at the official Facebook page (facebook.com/CollegeSlam).
Reed moves on to face off against Elizabeth City State's Angelo Sharpless in the quarterfinals. To watch Reed and Sharpless in action and to vote for them or any of the other competitors visit (facebook.com/CollegeSlam). Voting for the quarterfinals ends Monday, March 4.
Ultimately, the dunker left standing at the end of the competition on March 18 will be invited to Atlanta Final Four weekend for the College Slam Dunk contest on ESPN.
Reed is out for the season with a knee injury sustained on Jan. 17.
The Aggies are 19-7 overall and 9-5 in WAC play, currently tied for fourth-place in the standings. USU plays at league-leading Louisiana Tech on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. (MT). LA Tech is ranked No. 25 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Thursday's battle between the Aggies and Bulldogs will be televised on ESPN Regional TV, airing on Altitude 2 (DirecTV Ch. 682, Dish Network Ch. 450), as well as video streamed on the Internet through ESPN3.com. USU will then head to Arlington, Texas to tangle with UT Arlington, who the Aggies are tied with in the WAC standings, on Saturday, March 2, also tipping off at 6 p.m. (MT). Saturday's game will not be televised.
Both games will also be aired on the radio on the Aggie Sports Network, along with live audio streaming on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.
After Saturday's game at UT Arlington, USU returns home for its final two regular-season games, hosting Texas State on Thursday, March 7 and UTSA on Saturday, March 9. Both games tip-off at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
For USU men's basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the Aggie men's basketball program at twitter.com/AggieHoops. USU fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.