Previously: Purdue & Minnesota (GRIII Edition)
Of course Spike Albrecht is familiar with the "Big Balls" dance that originated in the (terrible) sequel to a classic baseball movie before being popularized as a basketball celebration by Sam Cassell.
[Hit THE JUMP for the rest of the GIFs, featuring Nik Stauskas making Andrew Dakich do Andrew Dakich things, Jordan Morgan's old man strength, Jon Horford's zen calm, and much more.]
As usual, click the links/stills to open each GIF in a lightbox.
Team manager attempts to join post-Purdue celebration, cannot. Caris LeVert steal, layup (and, uh, uncalled travel). GRIII transition block, LeVert outlet, Stauskas bomb. Caris LeVert, one-man fast break. Jordan Morgan and-one. Mitch McGary counts it. Spike Albrecht running scoop. Nik Stauskas explosive jab step. Stauskas corner three, bench grilling.
Guy in B1G sweatervest isn't a Michigan fan, apparently.
9. Mister Fantastic Finds J-Mo
That pass isn't physically possible. It just isn't.
(Also, players wearing #23 are required to perform that tongue-wag after plays of such absurdity.)
8. Spike Meets Wall
Rarely do you see the exact moment a player realizes he's never going to hear the end of a certain play in the film room. So close, Spike. So close.
7. The Stauskas/Dakich Connection, A Three-Act Play
Act One: The Head-Bob
Act Two: Crane Style
Act Three: I Have No F'n Clue
We have three more years of Andrew Dakich. Cherish them.
6. OLD MAN STRENGTH
This ball bounced onto Jordan Morgan's front lawn and is therefore his property. Kindly step off, please.
5. Rule #2: Double Tap
Just like Tallahassee taught him.
4. RICHARD PITINO
Being summoned back to Planet Carmex:
Big Ten coaches are easily the country's most GIF-friendly.
3. WIN THE GAME, COACH'S ORDERS
Yes, this already got its own post. No, I don't care.
2. Jon Horford, Zen Master
Glenn Robinson III wins the game, Jon Horford ponders the meaning of the Shōdōka,
FRAMES OF THE GAMES: HUEVOS
Call me juvenile, but this was a no-brainer.