Wichita State, Buzz Williams celebrate tourney wins by dancing
There must be something about winning a game in the Big Dance that makes people actually want to dance. No. 9 seed Wichita State knocked off No. 1 seed Gonzaga 76-70 in the West Region Saturday for one of the biggest “shockers” of the tournament. Several of Wichita State’s players — led by junior guard Nick Wiggins — broke out a dance circle on the court at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.
One of the nicest postgame moments came when Shockers coach Gregg Marshall was interviewed by TNT’s Jaime Maggio and was joined by his children. Marshall’s daughter was so proud and stunned, she had tears in her eyes:
Wichita State wasn’t the only team dancing Saturday.
Marquette, the No. 3 seed in the East Region, hung on to beat Butler 74-72. After finishing his postgame interview, Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams celebrated by breaking out a jig:
Dancing after a win actually isn’t unusual for Williams. You may recall that he celebrated a win at West Virginia last year by dancing, which thoroughly angered the Mountaineers fans.