17 Of The Craziest Victory Celebrations In NCAA History

Buzzer-beaters are great, but sometimes the most entertaining parts of college basketball are the moments of sheer, unbridled joy that occur at the end of a big game. Wilson, the Official Game Ball of the NCAA® Championships and the brand behind more winning moments in sports, presents 17 moments of chaotic celebration from past NCAA March Madness® tournaments.

1. Morehead State Bounces After Shocking Louisville

2. Christian Laettner’s Big Shot Makes His Teammate Pass Out

Duke player Antonio Lang flops to the ground in disbelief.

3. Tiny Hampton University Beats Iowa State

And the coach gets a post-game lift.

4. Illinois Upsets Top-Ranked Indiana

And a lucky shirtless dude gets into the mix.

5. Announcer Al McGuire Gets Swept Up In The Emotions With Syracuse

6. Florida State Sinks Duke

7. Kentucky Players Finally Get To Touch John Calipari’s Hair

This is one of the perks of winning a championship for Kentucky.

8. The Blue Devils Pile Up

Beating UNC at the buzzer is a big deal.

9. Syracuse Beats UConn (Almost)

This game-winning shot was ruled to be after the final buzzer, so this celebration was all for naught.

10. Kentucky Sinks Mississippi State

And DeMarcus Cousins is plowed into the stands by his teammates after hitting the winning shot.

11. Florida Beats North Carolina State

Another victory body slam.

12. Coach Jim Valvano Storms The Court After North Carolina State Upsets Houston

13. Indiana Stuns Kentucky

And the players stampede over a dejected Kentucky player who is still lying on the floor.

14. A Michigan State Player Does The Zombie Walk-Off

Instead of running around like a maniac, one Spartan kept calm with his arms in the air.

15. Butler Beats Gonzaga

16. Florida Beats Butler

17. And Joakim Noah Gets Down After Florida Wins Back-To-Back Titles

Get ready for more moments of pure, joyful craziness.

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