WATCH: John Beilein's soaking celebration after Michigan win

Posted at 3:22 PM, Mar 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 17:35:55-04

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:



Michigan Basketball also released video from Beilein's perspective:



Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said Beilein's celebration caught the team by surprise:



"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.