What a night! There's nothing that quite compares to your favorite team making a March run. The Sweet 16 seemed like a reasonable destination for this team at the start the season and now, after all the ups downs, they stand there again for the fifth time in the last eight years. Last night I heard a radio commentator call Xavier "the most underrated program in the nation." That may very well be true, but once again it's the Musketeers who survive and advance while more storied programs fall by the wayside. And once again, Xavier fans blew up Twitter with celebration.
Holy hell, I am so jacked up right now. #LetsGoX— MUSKETEER FAN (@muskiefan3) March 21, 2015
Myles Davis cross court to Macura touch pass to Reynolds for the dunk to end the half. http://t.co/L9AKyV6lrq— Rick Broering (@musketeerreport) March 21, 2015
Jalen Reynolds celebrating on the bench with Farr after Myles Davis hit his fifth three. http://t.co/yvqfjQIOsD— Rick Broering (@musketeerreport) March 22, 2015
Mark Lyons checked in from somewhere:
I'm not rooting for anyone because I love both programs, may the better team win! Shoutout to @DeeDavisX for being last of the 08 zipemup!— Mark moog Lyons (@OnlyMoog) March 22, 2015
And then the celebration was on:
Then it was time for the team to head home:
Another Xavier legend sent his congratulations in his typical semi-cryptic fashion:
It's funny how things change.. Funny how time fly.. The more that my feet travel the more I feel fly.. Sixteen.. pic.twitter.com/dlA9Hflf3x— Tu Holloway (@SFFiveTu) March 22, 2015
Three more players with a great tournament run of their own sent congratulations:
Sweet 16 #XU— Josh Duncan (@jd_513) March 22, 2015
And the bittersweet other side of the game. Hats off to Georgia State and the Hunter family. It must be truly special to play in the NCAA tournament for your dad, and in any other game, we'd have all been cheering for them.
Also worth watching: Ron Hunter getting choked up talking about how special sharing this run with his son is: http://t.co/xJXfbMBG8u— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 22, 2015