Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Cleveland advances within Dark Horse Dunker competition

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Senior guard Antonius Cleveland reacts to a call during a game against Northern Kentucky.
Photo by Riley Hayes

Former Southeast Missouri State senior guard Antonius Cleveland played his final game in a Southeast jersey on March 2 during the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, losing to Jacksonville State 74-51. The Gamecocks ended up upsetting the No. 1 seed, Belmont, and went on to win the 2017 OVC Tournament title. Cleveland's athletic ablility gave him the opportunity to place in the semi-finals for the 2017 College Slam Dunk Championship presented by State Farm.

As of Monday, March 6, Cleveland sat at 51 percent while Denzel Gregg from St. Bonaventure has 49 percent. If Cleveland advances to the final round of the competition, voting will be open March 10 through 17. This would land Cleveland in Phase 4 of the contest. Cleveland has beaten Collin Stewart from Monmouth and Chris Davenport from North Florida so far.

To vote, individuals are invited to visit the website and vote one time per device, per calendar day to determine the winner.

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