The Top GIFs & Clips From March Madness 2022
After three weeks of madness, the 2022 NCAA tournaments came to an end this week with the Kansas Jayhawks taking home the D1 men’s NCAA championship title…
…and the South Carolina Gamecocks winning their second D1 women’s NCAA championship!
As always, GIPHY was in virtual attendance at this year’s March Madness tournaments, capturing the highs and lows of this year’s games live on the official March Madness GIPHY channel.
Here are some of the top GIFs & Clips from March Madness this year.
Most-Viewed GIFs: Tommy the Tiger, Tim Izzo, and a Stressed Out Fan
It’s not March Madness without a few classic reaction GIFs that go viral, and this year’s list of the most-viewed GIFs from the tournaments was a true reflection of the emotional rollercoaster that is sports.
Audience reactions ranked high, nabbing two spots in the top five most-viewed GIFs from the games.
This GIF of a sad Kentucky Wildcats fan reacting to their loss against Saint Peter’s Peacocks was the fifth most-viewed GIF from the tournaments, with 27 million views, as of Wednesday.
As this year’s tournaments proved, college basketball can be quite the nailbiter! This GIF of a stressed out fan in the crowd was the third most-viewed GIF, with 29 million views.
When it comes to reaction GIFs, coaches are the GIFt that keeps on giving.This GIF of Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo looking nervous was the second most-viewed GIF of the tournaments, with 35 million views as of Wednesday.
It’s true: everyone loves a dancing mascot! This GIF of the Texas Southern Tigers’ mascot Tommy hitting the extremely popular ‘The Griddy’ dance was the most-viewed GIF of March Madness this year, with 41 million views.
Cry, Laugh, Get Fired Up With These Clips
For many, March Madness is about the spectacle, and this year’s tournaments delivered it in spades with a return to full capacity crowds and games.
Emotions ran high on the court, with several players and coaches reacting live to the game with reporters.
Here are some of the best live reactions from this year’s games, with sound!
“This is a beautiful moment.” — Hubert Davis
“Happy tears.” — Aliyah Boston
“We going back!” — Jaylin Williams
“She’s got it!”
“So happy for them.” — Hubert Davis
“So proud of my guys.” — Mike Krzyzewski