The loudest points Michigan scored in its 72-63 road win at Penn State on Wednesday night came from the right hand of Jordan Poole.
On a fast break in the first half, the 6-foot-4 Poole dunked right over 6-10 Penn State forward Julian Moore while being fouled. It might be the best and-1 dunk in the Big Ten this season, and it landed in the No. 2 spot on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays Thursday morning.
To make the highlight even better, Poole stared directly in the camera after quieting the Penn State crowd.
Jordan Poole posterizes Penn State defender on fast break
About last night… @JordanPoole_2
— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) February 22, 2018
Poole, a freshman guard, ended with 13 points ― double his season average ― as No. 17 Michigan won its fourth game in a row. The dunk was part of a substantial first-half run for the Wolverines, who led by 8 points at halftime. Michigan trailed in the second half, but John Beilein’s team closed out the game on a 23-15 run over the final 8 minutes.
Michigan concludes its regular season at Maryland on Saturday (noon ET, ESPN).