There's too much from this tournament run to cram into one GIFs post, so I'm splitting it into two parts; today's covers the Illinois and Purdue games. The glut of quality GIFs is due in no small part to Fred Wright-Jones, who emerged over the tournament as the heir apparent to Andrew Dakich's role as King of the Bench Mob. You can see him above mirroring Zak Irvin's dunk from the end of the bench. There's much more where that came from.
[Hit THE JUMP for the best moments from the Illinois and Purdue wins.]
Too much to post, but my gfycat library is available here, and it's searchable by keyword. Each GIF is tagged with player names, opponent, and "Big Ten Tournament" for these games.
15. X GON DENY THE POST
Apparently Michigan can switch everything next year.
14. Irvin To The Rack
The game-tying layup:
More of the same in OT:
Your return is most welcome, Good Irvin.
Michael Finke realized the error of his ways a moment too late.
12. DJ On The Move
Note to NBA scouts: DJ Wilson is actually 5'9". The rest is just hair.
11. Beilein Reacts To Officiating
The surrender cobra is good:
This is even better thanks to the ref walking into the frame at the end:
10. Passing Of The Torch
Watch the far left.
9. WAGNER'S REVENGE
Totally unintentional. Totally.
Remarkable stuff from a wildly undersized forward with very big hair.
7. [two fire emojis]
Can't give him an inch, Illinois version:
Between the outlet, the finish, and Wright-Jones, there's a lot going on here.
A whole lot.
5. A Swift Death
4. White Collar Pull-Up
Blue collar staredown.
2. Yakety Slam
FRAMES OF THE GAMES: WAIT FOR IT
Long live Fred Wright-Jones.