Dayton took out the No. 3 seeded Syracuse to move on to the Sweet 16, and break a lot of brackets in the process. So what would you do if you went to Dayton? Why celebrate of course!
We knew things were going to get interesting when we saw this tweet about the riot police getting into gear. It was only later we saw why.
#THE Dayton Police Department RT @Leetol: Police are in riot gear at the University of #Dayton. #MarchMadness— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) March 23, 2014
Now, this might have been a shot back at Dayton by our friendly Ohio State blog, given the newspaper headlines from Friday morning. But we decided to look for ourselves. A simple search for Dayton on Twitter gave us:
There is not a single place on earth I'd rather be than Dayton University right now pic.twitter.com/PJN364Up1W— KFC, Kevin Clancy (@KFCBarstool) March 23, 2014
@stoolpresidente @KFCBarstool @ydissak University of Dayton pic.twitter.com/RmlU4gHd3s— Chavi Alonzo (@Xavy_F_Baby) March 23, 2014
Now, let me say that I was in Dayton for St. Patrick's Day and it wasn't this crazy. But we digress.
Apparently the University president, Dr. Daniel Curren, got involved in the fun by crowd surfing with the students. If only all presidents could be this fun:
Dayton's president celebrates @DaytonMBB's big win by crowd surfing (Pic via @Sami_House). http://t.co/pvhMIpsJYo / pic.twitter.com/nDXRiH9lhT— Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) March 23, 2014
And the party continued:
Dayton parties harder than you. #MarchMadness RT @wgarbe This is a #Sweet16 celebration. This is #UD. pic.twitter.com/Qw029myetr— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) March 23, 2014
Especially so when the NCAA app screwed up and showed Dayton playing itself in the Sweet 16:
For the first in NCAA history, Dayton will play itself in the Sweet 16, according to the official NCAA app. pic.twitter.com/lXMVQXs8f2— Ryan Kolsch (@RyanKolsch) March 23, 2014
Yes, the riot police were present to keep watch:
I guess we are in for a riot. #Dayton pic.twitter.com/Kw3crQhfp8— Nate Majkowski (@nate_majkowski) March 23, 2014
And the party continued until early in the morning when the Flyers returned to campus ... at 4 a.m.:
Your #DaytonFlyers are home. RETWEET to congratulate the team. pic.twitter.com/Goqfv04dxF— WHIO Radio (@WHIORadio) March 23, 2014
Do you have any great pics from the celebration Saturday night? Email us at madnesssbnation at gmail.com, or tweet us @mid_madness to share.