Vote For Reginald Buckner For GEICO Play Of The Year
Reginald Buckner

Jan. 30, 2012

CHICAGO – Ole Miss junior forward Reginald Buckner’s emphatic block on Mississippi State’s Wendell Lewis on Jan. 18 is nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced Monday.

Midway through the second half with the Rebels leading their in-state rivals 53-47, Bulldog forward Wendell Lewis went up for went up for a two-handed jam, but was met by the long arms of Buckner. The big man provided help defense just in time and sent Lewis’ attempt back with authority.

Rebel fans can vote for Buckner’s block as the GEICO Play of the Year via the official Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball.

Buckner’s dramatic rejection is competing against three other plays from week four, including a one-handed follow-up slam by LSU’s Storm Warren, a knee-buckling crossover and game-winning lay-up by Louisville’s Peyton Siva and a silky-smooth game-winning 3-pointer by Marquette’s Jae Crowder.

Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the GEICO Play of the Year. Each week’s winner will be determined by fan voting, and the eight finalists will compete in a week-long competition to determine the GEICO Play of the Year. The winner will be announced during the GEICO Best of College Basketball special which airs March 25 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.

In addition to recognizing the season’s top plays, the one-hour CBS special will relive the season’s greatest moments, players and traditions. The show reviews the GEICO Best of 2012 Basketball Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 10 marquee games throughout the basketball season.

After voting for Buckner, Ole Miss fans can even share their vote with their Facebook friends. Week five voting opened Monday, Jan. 30, and ends Monday, Feb. 6, at 11:59 a.m. ET.

Indiana’s Christian Watford won week one with his game-winning 3-pointer against Kentucky; Purdue’s Robbie Hummel won week two with his buzzer-beating tip-dunk against IPFW; Oral Roberts’ Damen Bell-Holter won week three with his full-court buzzer-beater against UA-Little Rock; Lindsey Wilson’s Chase Spreen won week four with a three-quarter court buzzer-beater.

About Intersport
For 26 years, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).


 

 

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