GIFs: The Big Dance’s Best Dances (So Far)


You toss the ball into the air as time runs out, falling to the court as your teammates rush over from the bench. Your school—which half of America just Wikipedia’d to figure out what state it’s in—just pulled off a miracle victory against a better-ranked, better-funded, big-name opponent. What are you going to do next?

You’re going to dance, of course. You’re going to dance on the sideline, you’re going to dance in the locker room, and you’re going to dance behind your coach while he tries to give a TV interview. These Cinderellas came to the ball prepared—we’d put them in a bracket and rank the best dances, but we have no idea how the winners would celebrate.

For example, here’s Kevin Canevari, a senior for new national treasure Mercer University, who capped off the Bears’ victory over third-seeded Duke with this gem:

Not to be outdone, fellow senior Anthony White Jr. did the robot while his coach was interviewed:

Jordan Sibert, Devon Scott, and Devin Oliver danced in the locker room after proving Dayton’s dominance in THE state of Ohio. Or maybe they’re just happy that someone ordered pizza:

North Dakota State’s overtime victory against favored Oklahoma was impressive. The locker room choreography between Carlin Dupree, Kory Brown, and Lawrence Alexander afterward was even better:

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