Buzz That Was: Dancing Fools
In case you had actual things to and were unable to stay in sweatpants while watching 24 hours of basketball this weekend like some people (read: me) and missed out on some of the action, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed.
Joy and pain
On Sunday, No. 1 seed Wichita State and No. 8 Kentucky squared off in what could easily be described as the best game of the NCAA tournament so far. The showdown, featuring the undefeated mid-major against the star-studded perennial power, was billed as a can't-miss event as soon as the brackets were released, and it more than lived up the hype. The two teams battled for the lead throughout, trading buckets down the stretch. Down two in the final seconds, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet hoisted up a 3 in an attempt to save the perfect season. It bounced off the rim as time expired.
And somewhere out there, probably in a basement filled with posters and memorabilia of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, Mercury Morris celebrates one less undefeated team in the sports history books. Kentucky will now face in-state rival Louisville on Friday in the Sweet 16. Wichita State and its fans will now spend their lives -- or at least the next eight months until the 2014-2015 season starts -- tearing up while wondering "what if?" As evidenced by this sobbing fan, whose reaction immediately went viral.
So many feels. pic.twitter.com/6mfhbrDSyw- BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) March 23, 2014
After holding off North Carolina in bizarre fashion to advance to the Sweet 16, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg was all like, "Move your body like a Cyclone" as he busted out your dad's signature moves during the postgame celebration in the locker room.
Like any good dad, Hoiberg instantly realized his dancing likely mortified his teenage daughter and he sent her a text message to apologize.
Luckily for Papa Hoiberg, an NCAA tournament win and a trip to New York City makes the "OMG, your dad is like, SO embarrassing" comments at school a LOT easier to take. The Cyclones will take on the UConn Huskies on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Missouri takes sides
Stanford pulled off one of the tournament's biggest upsets on Sunday when it beat No. 2 Kansas 60-57. Potential first pick in the NBA draft and Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins was held to a disappointing four points in what was likely his last NCAA tournament. On the plus side, whichever team drafts Wiggins won't have to face Stanford, so I'm sure he'll be totally fine against LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the like.
Of course, Stanford fans were thrilled by the team's first Sweet 16 berth since 2008. Almost as excited as Missouri fans were to see their archrivals fall so early.
Congrats to @Stanford on a fine NCAA Tournament win!- Mizzou (@Mizzou) March 23, 2014
Bracketology update: Missouri is my new No. 1 overall seed in the trolling tournament.
After destroying Creighton on Sunday, Baylor players did what many dream of doing as they playfully ruffled Craig Sager's luscious locks.
No word if they asked for the sideline reporter for his jacket, but I definitely would have.
Archie Miller is the head coach of the Sweet-16 bound Dayton Flyers. His brother Sean Miller is the head coach of the Sweet-16 bound Arizona Wildcats. Because this is really hard to keep track of, CBS' Greg Gumbel struggles to keep his Miller brothers straight during this delightfully awkward interview with Archie on Sunday.
I'm pretty sure I saw this exact same thing play out in a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie once.
New orange slipper
On Friday, Mercer won over the hearts and dreams of college basketball fans everywhere with a triumphant round-of-64 win over Duke and subsequent "Nae Nae" celebration dance. On Sunday, your favorite glass slipper-wearing team was sent home after an 83-63 loss to the Tennessee Vols. But let's all take a moment to watch the "Nae Nae" one last time, for old times' sake.
While Tennessee did not bust a Vine-worthy move, the team did celebrate its victory by incorporating another Internet trend. Yes, they took a selfie in the locker room. Sadly, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Lawrence were unavailable to participate this time.
Listen up, Vols, If you think this will make you guys everyone's new favorite Cinderella now that Mercer's out, you're... probably right. Good luck against Michigan on Friday!
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