Oh, would you like actual words? I'm still getting a handle on the Engligh language after this weekend. I will do my best. As always, click the still frames to open each gif in a lightbox. Florida gifs are coming later this week and will be so, so awesome.
This countdown goes to 20 because it had to.
20. Nutpunch Johnson
Included to remind everyone that Elijah Johnson deserved every terrible bit of his terrible game. Also, if Mitch McGary plays that well every time he gets bopped in the jewels, Bacari Alexander's pregame speeches may take a dark turn next year.
Trey Burke drilled (another) deep three to give Michigan the lead in overtime. He reacted as if he'd just picked up a carton of milk at the grocery store.
18. Found A Friend
Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III have been playing together since AAU ball. Yeah, you can probably tell.
17. Big Puppy Becomes Little Duncan
No big deal, just a freshman center swishing a baseline turnaround over arguably the nation's best shot-blocker. In overtime. In the Sweet Sixteen.
Is it too late to call him "More Than Just A Hustler™"?
16. Routine Layup
Whatever he does this all the time it's not even that cool anymore let's move on.
15. Okay, His Teammates Still Think He's Pretty Cool
Burke's go-ahead 20-foot stepback in overtime, well, it impressed his friends:
Jon Horford reads the "Tao Te Ching" in the locker room but Trey Burke blows his mind.
14. GRIII Steal + Slam
Lost in the aftermath of Burke's heroics and McGary's monster game were a couple of enormous plays made down the stretch by GRIII. This steal and effortless transition to a one-handed slam cut Michigan's deficit to eight, then...
13. Mad Scramble Reverse Layup
...he cut the KU lead to three with a heads-up snatch of a loose rebound followed by a very difficult reverse finish over Jeff Withey. Unsung hero of the weekend, that guy.
12. So Fresh, So Clean
All's well that ends well, so instead of rage-twitching upon seeing this I can appreciate McGary's should've-been block for being cooler than Freddie Jackson sippin' a milkshake in a snowstorm.
11. Max B Chest-Thumpin'
As you'll see, this Max Bielfedt Reaction To Trey Burke Being Incredible isn't even the best Max Bielfedt Reaction To Trey Burke Being Incredible from this game.
10. COREY PERSON
CBS only aired a half-second of Michigan's pregame huddle, but it was the best possible half-second.
9. Trey Burke/Corey Person Celebration
Uh oh. It's getting dusty.
8. Hugging Bandies
These spring allergies are the worst.
7. Elated John Beilein
I AM TOTALLY IN CONTROL OF MY EMOTIONS.
6. COMMENCE PANDEMONIUM
I HAVE TOTALLY LOST CONTROL OF MY EMOTIONS
5. Blue Shirt Guy/Dead KU Lady
Just to be clear, Blue Shirt Guy is a Michigan fan—the full video shows him elated after briefly losing complete control of his limbs, mind, and most likely soul following Burke's game-tying shot.
This Kansas lady, though...
...yeah, she dead.
4. The Growl
Burke, post-shot. Do not play around with that guy.
3. The Yell
2. The Bench
Max Bielfeldt's face is perfect, as is Matt Vogrich playing air guitar on the far right.
Broadcast angle of the bench is also pretty incredible:
FRAMES OF THE GAME: The Trey
Every March from now until forever, we get to relive this shot. Yes, please.