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Is this the dirtiest play of the college basketball season so far? (GIF)

Jan 18, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

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The University of Detroit played Valparaiso on Thursday in a game that featured one of the best comebacks in men’s basketball this season — Valpo storming back from a 50-32 halftime deficit (and 88-77 with 3:01 left in the game) to win, 89-88. But this play kind of spoiled the victory, in my humble opinion.

With 11:17 remaining in the game, Detroit’s Doug Anderson was going in for an acrobatic dunk when Valpo’s Bobby Capobianco, a transfer from Indiana, went all Patrick Willis on him. That’s not a good thing in basketball (it may not surprise you to learn that Capobianco’s father, Bob, played football at Vanderbilt). The tackle drew an intentional foul and got Capobianco ejected.

Some great gifs via Guyism below.

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Ha. Check out the Detroit ball boy waving him off the floor:

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  1. dr0pkickram0nes - Jan 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Good foul.

    • michiganhockey11 - Jan 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      Seems like way too much time left on the clock to take a foul like that.

  2. freddieoh - Jan 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Poor sportsmanship from Valpo?!?

    Flabbergasting.

  3. metalhead65 - Jan 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    did you have to mention he was a transfer from IU? I am not sure anyone even remembers he was on the team or if he ever played in a game while there.if he was there before last season he had chance and obviously was not good enough to play, even for the lousy teams they had before last season.

  4. louhudson23 - Jan 19, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    I don’t think he realized the guy was not going straight to the rim. Looking at it,the shooter was beginning to reverse from the far side of the rim,but only brought the ball up into the defender.Definitely a hard foul,but did not have the big face slap/elbow to the head that marks the truly dirty play these days.