What an emotional day for South Carolina fans, including country music star Darius Rucker.
After clinching the East Region title with a win over Florida on Sunday, the Gamecocks punched a ticket to the Final Four. As expected, South Carolina fans are pumped about the development, and that includes one of the Gamecocks’ biggest fans.
Check out the clip below of Rucker completely overcome with emotion after the game. As Sports Illustrated’s Twitter account points out, it became a little dusty in Madison Square Garden for Rucker.
Darius Rucker is crying pic.twitter.com/s5DYg0i6YA
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 26, 2017
Tears of joy are the best tears, right?
You can understand why Rucker and other South Carolina fans would have tons of emotion in this moment. What a day for the Gamecocks players and coaches, South Carolina’s fans and the program as a whole. Simply incredible.
Few envisioned such a result when the NCAA Tournament began. The Gamecocks advance to play Gonzaga next Saturday in the Final Four.