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35 Best GIFs of the 2015 NCAA Tournament

by: Esteban On  Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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The 2015 NCAA Tournament is over. The dancing is done. The madness has ceased. The Duke Blue Devils are your 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions. And we’re all about to go through some pretty serious college hoops withdrawal.

The good news? There’s always this list of the best GIFs of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. It’s not quite as entertaining as actual March Madness basketball, but it’s still pretty good. We’ve got some clutch shots, impressive blocks, weird fans, creepy mascots, controversial plays, exasperated coaches, and—last but never least—plenty crying. So it ought to help ease the transition back to ordinary life.

But talk is cheap. Let’s get to the best GIFs of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, shall we?

wisconsin teletubby best gifs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

The 2015 NCAA Tournament is over. The dancing is done. The madness has ceased. The Duke Blue Devils are your 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions. And we’re all about to go through some pretty serious college hoops withdrawal.

The good news? There’s always this list of the best GIFs of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. It’s not quite as entertaining as actual March Madness basketball, but it’s still pretty good. We’ve got some clutch shots, impressive blocks, weird fans, creepy mascots, controversial plays, exasperated coaches, and—last but never least—plenty crying. So it ought to help ease the transition back to ordinary life.

But talk is cheap. Let’s get to the best GIFs of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, shall we?

grayson allen dunks his own rebound

Nobody had even heard of this guy before the 2015 NCAA Tournament began. He started the season behind three other guards on the deapth chart, barely getting minutes, completely overshadowed by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor.

Now, after scoring 16 points in Duke’s National Championship win over Wisconsin—and after this amazing dunk from their semifinal game against MSU—people definitely know who Grayson Allen is.

 

35. Grayson Gets His Own Rebound

grayson allen dunks his own rebound

Nobody had even heard of this guy before the 2015 NCAA Tournament began. He started the season behind three other guards on the deapth chart, barely getting minutes, completely overshadowed by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor.

Now, after scoring 16 points in Duke’s National Championship win over Wisconsin—and after this amazing dunk from their semifinal game against MSU—people definitely know who Grayson Allen is.

 

xavia jp macura ball to face - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

That expression got way too literal for Xavier’s J.P. Macura against Georgia State in the second round.

 

34. In Your Face

xavia jp macura ball to face - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

That expression got way too literal for Xavier’s J.P. Macura against Georgia State in the second round.

 

vcu elbow flagrant foul

You could barely see this one in real time. Unfortunately for VCU, the refs took a look at the replay, in which it’s clear as day.

 

33. D'Angelo Russell's Face vs. Doug Brooks' Elbow

vcu elbow flagrant foul

You could barely see this one in real time. Unfortunately for VCU, the refs took a look at the replay, in which it’s clear as day.

 

frank kaminsky rubbing trophy - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Frank Kaminsky had a hell of a season, but he didn’t become a “media darling” until the NCAA Tournament began.

 

32. Frank the Tank: Ball Polisher

frank kaminsky rubbing trophy - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Frank Kaminsky had a hell of a season, but he didn’t become a “media darling” until the NCAA Tournament began.

 

frank kaminsky dancing - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

And in case you were wondering, yes, Frank Kaminsky can dance, too.

 

31. Frank the Tank: Skilled Dancer

frank kaminsky dancing - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

And in case you were wondering, yes, Frank Kaminsky can dance, too.

 

ole miss alley oop fail - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

These guys obviously weren’t at practice the day Ole Miss worked on alley-oops.

 

30. The Alley-Oop to Nowhere

ole miss alley oop fail - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

These guys obviously weren’t at practice the day Ole Miss worked on alley-oops.

 

calipari begging vs wisconsin

Please what? Please don’t look into your recruiting practices?

 

29. Calipari Begging

calipari begging vs wisconsin

Please what? Please don’t look into your recruiting practices?

 

bo ryan slaps himself in the face vs kentucky

Who needs instant replay? Just have the coaches can just re-enact what happened for the referees.

 

28. Bo Ryan Re-Enacting a Foul

bo ryan slaps himself in the face vs kentucky

Who needs instant replay? Just have the coaches can just re-enact what happened for the referees.

 

cincinnati buzzer beater layup forces overtime - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Cincinnati forced overtime against Purdue in the opening round with this ridiculous buzzer beater. Then they edged the Boilermakers 7-6 in the extra frame to advance to the second round.

27. Cincinnati Buzzer-Beater

cincinnati buzzer beater layup forces overtime - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Cincinnati forced overtime against Purdue in the opening round with this ridiculous buzzer beater. Then they edged the Boilermakers 7-6 in the extra frame to advance to the second round.

boise state dunk fail - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

So close, and yet so far.

 

26. Boise State Dunk Fail

boise state dunk fail - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

So close, and yet so far.

 

russell westbrook morphs into bruin nba march madness ad - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

This one’s from an NBA March Madness commercial celebrating the NCAA Tournament while subtly reminding everyone that if you love college basketball, you’ll love NBA basketball.

(The red glasses were a nice touch.)

 

25. Westbrook the Bruin

russell westbrook morphs into bruin nba march madness ad - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

This one’s from an NBA March Madness commercial celebrating the NCAA Tournament while subtly reminding everyone that if you love college basketball, you’ll love NBA basketball.

(The red glasses were a nice touch.)

 

kyle lowry morphs into wildcat nba march madness ad - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Kyle Lowry may be a Raptor now, but I guess he’ll always be a Wildcat at heart.

 

24. Lowry the Wildcat

kyle lowry morphs into wildcat nba march madness ad - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Kyle Lowry may be a Raptor now, but I guess he’ll always be a Wildcat at heart.

 

happy spartan - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

This is Sparty when MSU made it to the Final Four.

 

23. Happy Sparty

happy spartan - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

This is Sparty when MSU made it to the Final Four.

 

sad spartan - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

And this is Sparty when MSU got destroyed by Duke in the Final Four.

 

22. Sad Sparty

sad spartan - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

And this is Sparty when MSU got destroyed by Duke in the Final Four.

 

sad wisconsin teletubby

Nothing like a crushing defeat in the National Championship Game to make a guy in a teletubby costume wonder what the hell he’s doing with his life.

 

21. Wisconsin Teletubby

sad wisconsin teletubby

Nothing like a crushing defeat in the National Championship Game to make a guy in a teletubby costume wonder what the hell he’s doing with his life.

 

nc state back rebound pass for three vs louisville - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Easily the best rebound-assist combo of the tournament.

 

20. Lying Down on the Job

nc state back rebound pass for three vs louisville - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

Easily the best rebound-assist combo of the tournament.

 

ucla smu goaltending call - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

No. 11 UCLA knocked off no. 7SMU in the first round by a score of 60-59, thanks in large part to this play by SMU’s Yanick Moreira. The refs ruled it a goaltending and awarded UCLA three decisive points.

From this angle it definitely does not look like goaltending. However, from overhead…

 

19. Goaltending?

ucla smu goaltending call - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

No. 11 UCLA knocked off no. 7SMU in the first round by a score of 60-59, thanks in large part to this play by SMU’s Yanick Moreira. The refs ruled it a goaltending and awarded UCLA three decisive points.

From this angle it definitely does not look like goaltending. However, from overhead…

 

ucla smu goaltending 2 - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

From overhead, it looks a hell of a lot closer—though I’d still go with no goaltend, since the ball already looks to be past the rim when Moreira touches it.

 

18. Goaltending

ucla smu goaltending 2 - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

From overhead, it looks a hell of a lot closer—though I’d still go with no goaltend, since the ball already looks to be past the rim when Moreira touches it.

 

Late in the championship game between Wisconsin and Duke, after studying an instant replay, the refs ruled that Duke’s Justise Winslow did not touch this ball before it went out of bounds.

However, as you can see, Winslow clearly did touch it the ball. Look at his middle finger and watch it move as the ball grazes it. It should have been a Wisconsin possession!

Nice going, refs.

 

17. Refs Blow It Again

Late in the championship game between Wisconsin and Duke, after studying an instant replay, the refs ruled that Duke’s Justise Winslow did not touch this ball before it went out of bounds.

However, as you can see, Winslow clearly did touch it the ball. Look at his middle finger and watch it move as the ball grazes it. It should have been a Wisconsin possession!

Nice going, refs.

 

gosh she is beautiful

Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes apparently does not understand how microphones work.

 

16. Nigel Hayes Love Story: Part 1

gosh she is beautiful

Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes apparently does not understand how microphones work.

 

did you guys hear that

Because yes, we heard that.

 

15. Nigel Hayes Love Story, Part 2

did you guys hear that

Because yes, we heard that.

 

reaction wisconsin press conference - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

His reaction was the more adorable thing we’ve seen at a press conference since Phil Martelli brought his grandson to one back in November.

 

14. Nigel Hayes Loves Story, Part 3

reaction wisconsin press conference - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

His reaction was the more adorable thing we’ve seen at a press conference since Phil Martelli brought his grandson to one back in November.

 

notre dame block forces ot vs butler

Butler gave no. 3 Notre Dame all they could handle in the second round. They might have even upset the Irish with a buzzer-beating three-pointer if not for this epic block by Pat Connaughton that preserved a tie and forces overtime.

 

13. Game-Saving Block

notre dame block forces ot vs butler

Butler gave no. 3 Notre Dame all they could handle in the second round. They might have even upset the Irish with a buzzer-beating three-pointer if not for this epic block by Pat Connaughton that preserved a tie and forces overtime.

 

wvu billydee williams double block by kentucky

If you were looking for one play to summarize the Kentucky’s 78-39 beatdown of West Virginia in the Sweet 16, this double block on BillyDee Williams (real name) would be it.

 

12. Double Stuffed

wvu billydee williams double block by kentucky

If you were looking for one play to summarize the Kentucky’s 78-39 beatdown of West Virginia in the Sweet 16, this double block on BillyDee Williams (real name) would be it.

 

ashley judd kentucky wvu - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

You know who really, really enjoyed Kentucky’s beatdown of West Virginia? Ashley Judd.

11. Celebrity Superfan

ashley judd kentucky wvu - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

You know who really, really enjoyed Kentucky’s beatdown of West Virginia? Ashley Judd.

dayton player loses pants

Dayton’s Dyshawn Pierre lost his shorts while going up for a rebound, and the Boise State cheerleaders who had a front row seat for the dong show could not contain their excitement.

 

10. Don't Act Like You're Not Impressed

dayton player loses pants

Dayton’s Dyshawn Pierre lost his shorts while going up for a rebound, and the Boise State cheerleaders who had a front row seat for the dong show could not contain their excitement.

 

You know who thinks that goaltending call was bullsh*t? This kid.

 

9. Sad SMU Kid

You know who thinks that goaltending call was bullsh*t? This kid.

 

I don’t know about baseball, but there’s definitely crying in college basketball.

 

8. Montage of Tears

I don’t know about baseball, but there’s definitely crying in college basketball.

 

villanova piccolo girl - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

The whole world may have seen her crying over a basketball game, but at least she got to go on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

 

7. Villanova Piccolo Girl

villanova piccolo girl - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

The whole world may have seen her crying over a basketball game, but at least she got to go on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

 

ron hunter reaction

Ron Hunter’s Georgia State Panthers didn’t go far in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, but he was still one of its breakout stars.

 

6. Ron Hunter, Celebration Genius

ron hunter reaction

Ron Hunter’s Georgia State Panthers didn’t go far in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, but he was still one of its breakout stars.

 

ron hunter falling off stool - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

How can you not love a guy who falls off a stool celebrating his own son’s game-winning buzzer-beater?

 

5. Ron Hunter Fall Down Go Boom

ron hunter falling off stool - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

How can you not love a guy who falls off a stool celebrating his own son’s game-winning buzzer-beater?

 

happy anteater - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

“We don’t always make the NCAA Tournament, but when we do we go apesh*t.”

 

4. Excited Anteater

happy anteater - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

“We don’t always make the NCAA Tournament, but when we do we go apesh*t.”

 

tyus jones saves ball vs gonzaga

That’s as good a save as you’re going to see in a basketball game. This Tyus Jones kid is good.

 

3. Tyus Jones Save Vs. Gonzaga

tyus jones saves ball vs gonzaga

That’s as good a save as you’re going to see in a basketball game. This Tyus Jones kid is good.

 

dekker double dunk vs oregon - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

This is from Wisconsin’s second round win over Oregon, and it clearly defies the laws of physics.

There is only one possible explanation: Sam Dekker is a Jedi.

 

2. The Dekker Double Dunk

dekker double dunk vs oregon - best GIFs of the 2015 ncaa tournament

This is from Wisconsin’s second round win over Oregon, and it clearly defies the laws of physics.

There is only one possible explanation: Sam Dekker is a Jedi.

 

dekker clapping

Okay, maybe Sam Dekker isn’t a Jedi. Maybe he’s just a really lucky weirdo.

 

1. The Creepy Dekker Clap

dekker clapping

Okay, maybe Sam Dekker isn’t a Jedi. Maybe he’s just a really lucky weirdo.

 



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