Defending national champion Connecticut literally was a bunch of dancing fools on Thursday night.
The ninth-seeded Huskies lost to No. 8 seed Iowa State, 77-64, in an embarrassing effort that saw them fall behind by 22 points in the first half, lose track of the time before halftime and fall flat on their face at the final horn.
Before the game, though, they were all smiles.
Check the video of UConn’s pregame dance, which has been led by forward Alex Oriakhi since last year and was given a bit of an, um, overhaul for the NCAA tourney. That looks like a combination of Bernie from “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Carlton from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and a person who has just suffered an electric shock.
For the Huskies, it was the most energy they showed all night.