INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half against the Louisville Cardinals during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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:
BRING OUT THE WATER GUNS! @umichbball is going to the Sweet 16! pic.twitter.com/Z3lDEQ2KQR— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 19, 2017
BRING OUT THE WATER GUNS! @umichbball is going to the Sweet 16! pic.twitter.com/Z3lDEQ2KQR
Michigan Basketball also released video from Beilein's perspective:
SWEET SIXTEEN!!!! #GoBlue #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tHSDd5fSHT— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 19, 2017
SWEET SIXTEEN!!!! #GoBlue #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tHSDd5fSHT
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said Beilein's celebration caught the team by surprise:
Listen to the end to hear Abdur-Rahkman talk about John Beilein and his super soaker celebration 😂💦 #Michigan #marchmadness pic.twitter.com/u1aaLJVZs2— Kacie Hollins (@kaciehollinsTV) March 19, 2017
Listen to the end to hear Abdur-Rahkman talk about John Beilein and his super soaker celebration 😂💦 #Michigan #marchmadness pic.twitter.com/u1aaLJVZs2
"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.
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