The story of this game in three gifs:
Much, much more after the jump. Best of luck voting for just one favorite.
As always, click the still frames to open each gif in a lightbox, and don't forget to vote for your favorite at the end of the post.
Spike three. Spike steal & layup. Burke steal & not-quite-a-dunk. Burke steal & Hardaway dunk. Obligatory Wes Unseld Reference™. End of half inbounds play. EOH foul & Burke reaction. Three Goggles Guy. Stauskas three celebration. GRIII to Burke: "You're my boy." Burke fist pump. Stauskas slick pass to McGary. Burke pull-up three. GRIII block. Happy Horford. Dirt off Corey Person's shoulders. Schadenfreude camera zoom. McGary picks up Burke. Overjoyed Stauskas.
20. Young Craig Sager Fan
This kid either loves Craig Sager or garish suits.
Wait, those are the same thing.
19. Burke to GRIII, Part One
Flawless post-oop spin move by GRIII. Alternate angle with more GRIII reaction.
18. COREY PERSON
I am so, so disappointed that we didn't see more shots of Michigan's pregame huddles this year.
17. Mitch "Grand Larceny" McGary
All five(!) of Mitch McGary's steals in one handy gif.
16. Nice Try, Buddy
No, Erik Murphy, "I called shotgun" doesn't work in basketball.
15. Needle: Threaded
Criminy, what a pass.
14. Stauskas Behind The Back
Nik Stauskas prefers his assists with extra flair.
13. McGary Steal & Save
lolwut that's our center
12. Spike Albrecht Baseball Pass
lolwut that's our backup point guard
11. That's "Prince Caris LeVert" To You
lolwut that's our fifth-best freshman
10. Tim Hardaway Chest Pound Spectacularrrr
Yeah, Matt Vogrich's late three was pretty fun.
9. Burke to GRIII, Part Two
"No, it's cool, I just decided 11 feet in the air that my left arm was entirely unnecessary."
8. Matt Vogrich Bombs Away
100% Pure Columbian Awesome. On a related note...
7. Holster Those Guns, They're All Dead
GRIII's reaction was phenomenal, but my favorite part of this gif is Stauskas' and LeVert's joyful embrace behind him. Adorable.
6. Ecstatic Stauskas
I'd be excited about my fifth triple of the half, too.
5. Vogrich Air Bass
This is apparently his go-to move now.
4. ALL OF THE THREES
Here's the first Stauskas three, after which he correctly predicts how many he'd make:
And here's another angle of his final, behind-the-backboard bomb:
Probably not a good idea to leave him open in the corner.
Alternate angle of just SPIKE!
That was... unexpected.
2. World's Saddest Game of Peek-a-Boo
This woman clearly didn't enjoy what she saw on Sunday, but at least she sat near some totally normal human beings.
FRAMES OF THE GAME: Sad Gata
There may be better moments from a Michigan fan's perspective above. As a gif, however, this stands alone.