IUP men’s basketball fans may have noticed a familiar scene on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Thursday, February 11, 2010, as the Crimson Hawks were featured on the show’s Top Ten Plays.
Not one, but two plays in the Top Ten featured dunks by IUP junior forward Darryl Webb during IUP’s 81-55 win over Edinboro on February 3.
In the number-eight play, announcers touted Webb as “Spider-Man” as his one-handed jam sent the Crimson Crazies into hysterics.
IUP was already a familiar name by the time the second clip rolled, inspiring the comment, “You’re down with IUP. Yeah, you know me,” by ESPN announcers. In the number-five play, junior guard Kevin Stewart went off the backboard to Webb, who followed up with a two-handed dunk.
In some airings of the Top Ten, ESPN announcers pointed out another highlight of Indiana, Pa.—the birthplace of actor Jimmy Stewart.
The men’s basketball videos were provided to ESPN by IUP-TV.