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

Norfolk State's Fuentes celebrates Spartan's win over Missouri Tigers in the NCAA men's West Regional basketball tournament in Omaha

Norfolk State Spartans guard Jamel Fuentes jumps into the air to celebrate the Spartan’s win over the University of Missouri Tigers in the second round in the NCAA men’s West Regional basketball tournament at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska March 16, 2012. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)


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.