College Slam Dunk Contest results, highlights: Grand Canyon’s Gabe McGlothan prevails after controversial finish

Final Four weekend is upon us and the March Madness events kick off with the 2024 College Slam Dunk Contest.

The field consists of several high-flyers looking to make some noise, headlined by NCAA Tournament participants like Arizona’s Keshad Johnson, Grand Canyon’s Gabe McGlothan and Iowa State’s Hason Ward.

As some of the best dunkers in college basketball gather under one roof at Global Credit Union Arena in Phoenix, who will emerge with the Slam Dunk Contest crown?

The Sporting News has you covered with live updates and the best highlights below.

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College Slam Dunk Contest scores

Grand Canyon’s Gabe McGlothan won the College Slam Dunk Contest on Thursday night.

Player School Dunk 1 Dunk 2 Dunk 3 Dunk 4
Jermaine Hall Jr. California University of Pennsylvania 43 N/A N/A N/A
Marlow Gilmore Francis Marion 53 49 52 N/A
Keshad Johnson Arizona 52 N/A N/A N/A
Gabe McGlothan Grand Canyon 60 60 56 60
Dakota Rivers FGCU 52 N/A N/A N/A
Josh Pierre-Louis UC Santa Barbara 60 28 58 N/A
John Ukomadu Eastern Kentucky 58 50 60 59
Hason Ward Iowa State 45 N/A N/A N/A
Langston Wilson Milwaukee 51 N/A N/A N/A

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2024 College Slam Dunk Contest highlights


Second round

First round

2024 College Slam Dunk Contest format

The field of nine participants will each perform one dunk. The four best scores will advance to the semifinals.

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From there, each remaining participant will perform another dunk, and the two best scores will advance to the championship round.

The two remaining participants will do one final dunk, and the best score will be crowned the 2024 Slam Dunk Contest champion.

2024 College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Contest schedule

There are no set times for the NCAA skills contests, but the event kicks off at 9 p.m. ET.

First, there will be a men’s and women’s 3-Point Contest, and the winners of each shootout will compete in a “Battle of the Champions.”

The night will conclude with the College Slam Dunk Contest after the 3-Point Contests.

When is the 2024 College Slam Dunk Contest?

  • Date: Thursday, April 4
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET

The College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships will air Thursday, April 4, at 9 p.m. ET. The competitions will be held at the Global Credit Union Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.

College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships 2024 TV channel, live stream

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Sling

ESPN will air the College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. Viewers can also stream the competitions on Sling.

Sling is the home for sports fans, as it offers a wide a range of channels. You can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.


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