INDIANAPOLIS (WXYZ) -- Following Michigan's 73-69 second-round win over Louisville in the NCAA Tournament, John Beilein took his team's water-soaked celebration to another level.
Beilein was shown on the CBS postgame show spraying down his players with a water gun as they returned the favor with water bottles:
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 19, 2017
Michigan Basketball also released video from Beilein's perspective:
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 19, 2017
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said Beilein's celebration caught the team by surprise:
— Kacie Hollins (@kaciehollinsTV) March 19, 2017
"It was a little bit of a clandestine operation," said Beilein. "I was armed and ready to go, and I went into this game with a lot of confidence I was going to be using it as the end of this game."
"He got everybody. I was trying to stay out. That water's too cold for me," said senior guard Derrick Walton.
Michigan will play in the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday in Kansas City.