South Carolina Students Plunge Into Campus Fountain To Celebrate NCAA Championship
Univ. Of South Carolina Students Jump Into Campus Fountain ... Wild Celebration After NCAA Championship
4/4/2022 7:20 AM PT
Univ. of South Carolina students lost their minds after the school's women's basketball team won the NCAA title on Sunday ... with many stripping down to their undies and jumping into a campus fountain!!!
The wild party all happened just moments after the Gamecocks dominated UConn in a 64-49 win on Sunday ... with students choosing to celebrate the title in a wet way.
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You can see in video from the scene ... students surrounded the fountain outside of Thomas Cooper Library before jumping into it. One fan actually came prepared -- and rocked a speedo for the occasion!
South Carolina women’s basketball was a big winner tonight.— Ben Portnoy (@bportnoy15) April 4, 2022 @bportnoy15
This sophomore in a Speedo and sunglasses is a close second. pic.twitter.com/oc2ACyVGkV
Fans celebrated at the school all night -- with others lighting off fireworks and climbing into trees.
We’ve reached the climb tall stuff, the cops get upset portion of tonight’s programming. pic.twitter.com/XqVJvprLv4— Ben Portnoy (@bportnoy15) April 4, 2022 @bportnoy15
Of course, this ain't the first time Gamecocks fans went all out for their women's hoops team -- you'll recall, fans got drenched in the same fountain in 2017 when they won their first title.
And, it appears the campus might need to get used to parties like this -- because coach Dawn Staley -- a former 6x WNBA All-Star point guard -- has turned the SC program around since she arrived in 2008.
The Gamecocks have won 6 SEC titles, been to four Final Fours and won two championships -- and look poised to be a powerhouse going forward for the foreseeable future.
So, get those floaties ready for 2023?!