With video: Glenn Robinson III silences 'The Barn' with 360 slam in Michigan's road win at Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- John Beilein's no slam dunk judge.
But even he knows a ridiculous flush when he sees one.
"Yeah," the Michigan basketball coach said with a grin after the fifth-ranked Wolverines' 83-75 win at Minnesota. "It was a nice dunk.
"I'm glad they called timeout, because we needed to settle our guys down after that."
Robinson, who has put together a few highlight-level slams so far this season as a freshman, completely stunned a sellout Williams Arena crowd Thursday by basically giving the Golden Gophers a dose of their own medicine.
Earlier this season, Minnesota swingman Rodney Williams made top 10 highlight lists across the country with a beautiful 360-degree slam in front of the Minnesota student section against North Dakota State.
On Thursday, Robinson basically did the same thing -- only this time, the Golden Gopher crowd didn't know what to do.
After teammate Nik Stauskas knocked down a 3-pointer to put Michigan up 16 with 13:45 to play in the game, Robinson intercepted a Julian Welch pass, sprinted downcourt untouched and let fly the most impressive slam he's pulled off this season to put the Wolverines up 19 in hostile territory.
"I didn't really try to grade it all all," Beilein laughed. "It went in, and we got two points."
Beilein may not be a judge, but plenty of others are.
"That dunk!!!!!!!!," former Michigan football quarterback Denard Robinson tweeted.
"The pizazz is back up in Ann Arbor," ESPN analyst Dick Vitale said during the broadcast. "Are you serious?
"This team is as good as any I've seen this year."
Following Robinson's slam, Michigan's bench exploded into a hysterical celebration -- prompting Minnesota coach Tubby Smith to call for a timeout.
But rather than stand around and gloat about what just happened, Michigan point guard Trey Burke gathered his teammates and told them to refocus and act like they've been there before.
Even if they really hadn't.
"Trey Burke was tremendous in the huddle at that time, saying 'what would we think if we were (down) 19 right now? We would be getting ready to battle back,' " Beilein said. "That was Trey Burke."
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