Video: Norfolk St.’s joy, in locker room and on campus


Norfolk State pulled off the first stunner of the day as they knocked off 2-seed Missouri 86-84 to reach the Round of 32. But one of the things that makes the NCAA tournament so special are the emotions that accompany the games.

For every Kyle O’Quinn or C.J. McCollum there’s a Will Barton or Clint Steindl, with the game’s biggest stage providing both heart-warming and heartbreaking moments. These two Norfolk State videos are clearly the former.

A tip of the cap to Matt Norlander of, who found videos of both the post-game celebration but also the celebration at the watch party that Norfolk State held for the game.

Video of the player celebration:

Video of the on-campus reaction:

It’s likely a safe bet that similar celebrations are taking place in Athens, Ohio and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania right now.

Raphielle Johnson is the assistant editor at He can be followed at @raphiellej.