Tony Dunkin
Tony Dunkin
Tony Dunkin is an American former college basketball standout for Coastal Carolina University. He is best known for being the only NCAA Division I men's basketball player to be honored as his conference player of the year all four times. In 2003–04 he was part of the inaugural 11-person class inducted into the Big South Conference Hall of Fame.
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Calbert Cheaney joins IU basketball staff - SportingNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Calbert Cheany of Indiana hauls in a pass as he is defended by Tony Dunkin of Coastal Carolina during their first round game of the NCAA Southeast Regionals in Louisville Thursday, March 15, 1991. (AP Photo) When he announced Cheaney would join the
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TRANSACTIONS
NYTimes - about 16 years
BASEBALL American League SEATTLE MARINERS--Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Nelson on a three-year contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES--Claimed LHP Trey Moore off waivers from the Montreal Expos. Sent INF Steve Sisco outright to Richmond of the International League. CHICAGO CUBS--Named Dan Evans consultant for salary arbitration. COLORADO
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NYTimes - over 18 years
BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS--Named Alan Trammell first-base, outfield and base-running coach, and Lance Parrish, third-base and catching coach. National League METS--Signed LHP Al Leiter to a four-year contract. MONTREAL EXPOS--Fired Jim Tracy, bench coach; Jim Benedict, minor-league pitching coordinator, and Phil Favia, advance scout.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Coastal Carolina, Tenn. State Get Berths
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Coastal Carolina 78, Winthrop 65 Coastal Carolina earned its second National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament berth in three years yesterday by beating Winthrop, 78-65, to win the Big South Conference tournament at North Charleston, S.C. Led by 28 points from Tony Dunkin, Coastal Carolina (22-9) won its third tournament title in four
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BASKETBALL; Northeast Louisiana Wins N.C.A.A. Bid
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Anthony Jones scored 21 points and had five steals tonight as Northeast Louisiana beat Florida A&M, 87-63, to earn a berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. The contest was one of three play-in games used to determine N.C.A.A. berths this year. The games match champions of conferences that do not get automatic N.C.A.A.
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RESULTS PLUS
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: N.B.A. Bulls 93, Lakers 83: Michael Jordan scored 37 points last night to lead Chicago to its fifth victory in a row. The defeat snapped a Laker winning streak at four games, while the Bulls won their ninth in a row at Chicago Stadium. Chicago led, 70-60, after three quarters, but the Lakers went on an 8-2 run in the first 2:06 of the final
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    THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 33
    In 2003–04 he was part of the inaugural 11-person class inducted into the Big South Conference Hall of Fame.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 23
    1993 NCAA Tournament Dunkin led Coastal Carolina to another Big South Tournament championship in 1992–93, which gave the Chanticleers their second berth into the NCAA Tournament in three years.
    More Details Hide Details Coastal Carolina was made the 16th seed in the West Region, which pitted them against 1-seed Michigan and its fabled "Fab Five". In a lop-sided 52–84 loss to the eventual national runners-up, Dunkin finished his career by scoring a team-high 17 points. He was invited to participate in the college Slam Dunk Contest during the Final Four Weekend activities, which made him the first Big South player in the event's history. After college, Dunkin played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Fargo-Moorhead Beez and in Hungary for Danone-Honvéd BT.
    He earned his fourth Big South Player of the Year award on March 4, 1993, making him the only Division I men's basketball player to ever earn the distinction for all four seasons.
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  • 1992
    Age 22
    Going into his final collegiate season in 1992–93, Dunkin was rated as the ninth-best small forward in the country by NCAA Magazine, which also tabbed him as one of the "Most Breathtaking Athletes" in college basketball.
    More Details Hide Details Dunkin averaged 23.7 points per game—the highest of his career—and became the first Big South player to score 2,000 career points (his 2,151 was a record that stood for 14 years, until Larry Blair of Liberty surpassed the mark in 2007).
  • 1991
    Age 21
    1991 NCAA Tournament The Big South was only in its sixth year of existence when Dunkin was a sophomore. As the conference tournament champion, Coastal Carolina was granted a "play-in" game in order to gain an automatic berth into the 1991 NCAA Tournament.
    More Details Hide Details They defeated Jackson State 78–59 and became the Big South's first-ever team in the "Big Dance." Coastal Carolina (15th seed) would lose to Indiana (2nd seed) by a score of 69–79. Dunkin was limited to 11 points in the game. I was an assistant for the New Jersey Nets for three years; Tony would have played for us every year. In 1991–92, Dunkin was given a second straight preseason All-American nod. Early in the season, the Chanticleers participated in the Great Alaska Shootout tournament, where Dunkin fell two points shy of setting the tournament's all-time scoring record; his 81 points is second to the record of 83. He was named to the All-Tournament Team for his performance. Due to an injury, Dunkin only played in 21 of the team's 33 games, but he led his team in scoring every game he played in and also reached the 20-point mark 15 times. For the season, he averaged 22.5 points and 8.1 rebounds, leading him to a rare third-consecutive conference player of the year selection. At the time, only 15 other Division I men's basketball players had accomplished that feat.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 20
    He scored a season-high 28 points on February 1, 1990 against Campbell en route to averages of 18.1 points and 6.6 rebounds during his rookie campaign.
    More Details Hide Details He led the Chanticleers to the Big South regular-season and tournament championships, garnering numerous accolades in the process. He was named the Big South Player of the Year, the first-ever Big South Rookie of the Year, First Team All-Conference and to the All-Tournament Team. Dunkin was named a preseason honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's prior to the 1990–91 season. He would set new career highs in most statistical categories while helping Coastal Carolina to repeat as regular-season and conference tournament champions. In 28 games played, Dunkin averaged 18.1 points and 7.1 rebounds to become the first Big South player to win back-to-back player of the year awards. He also was named First Team All-Conference and the Tournament MVP.
  • 1989
    Age 19
    In his collegiate debut on December 9, 1989 against Georgia Tech, Dunkin, a forward, scored 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting.
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    In 1989–90, Dunkin was forced to sit out the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers' first five games due to NCAA eligibility rules because he had just transferred from Jacksonville University.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 0
    Born on February 16, 1970.
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