UConn Students Mimic Team's Bench Celebration in Front of Cops

Dan Treadway
Monday March 31st, 2014

To be clear, the celebration that happened in Storrs after UConn's Elite Eight victory was not a riot, at least according to campus police. The scene above, which includes a mob of college students wildly screaming in front of a bunch of small fires might lead one to believe this was a riot, but no, this was merely a joyous gathering in front of cops (who actually seemed to get a kick out of it).

These particular students got their inspiration from the bench celebration that the team has been utilizing throughout the tournament.

When performed by the team, it's a pretty cool celebration. When recreated by hundreds of belligerent bros, it's... kind of terrifying actually, right?

[College Spun]

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