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Long Island University teammates join up for sick, half-court alley-oop (video)

Long Island University Blackbirds teammates C.J. Garner and Julian Boyd partnered up for one of the best dunks of the year during the squad’s matchup with the Robert Morris Eagles in the Northeast Conference championship game.

With the team leading 57-45 midway through the second half, Garner spotted Boyd headed toward the basket. From about mid-court, Garner heaved a pass in his teammate’s direction that Boyd retrieved before slamming the ball down with two hands.

Said Garner after the team’s 90-73 win that punched the Blackbirds’ ticket to the NCAA Tournament (via The Dagger):

“Me and Julian, we have a connection on the alley-oops. I knew to just throw it up there.”

I’m inclined to agree. Spectacular play.