College of Charleston fans are a loyal group, and followers of the CofC Men’s Basketball team have waited almost 20 years for the Cougars to return to the NCAA Tournament. The team clinched a chance at “The Big Dance” with an overtime win on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, against Northeastern University. The North Charleston Coliseum practically shook with excitement as the Cougars made a quick comeback in the final minutes to win the game and become the Colonial Athletic Association champs.
And fans across the country took to Instagram and Twitter to congratulate the team and show their Cougar pride.
Bill Murray’s got this 3-pointer goin’ for him, which is nice. pic.twitter.com/rycuyn1vWP
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 7, 2018
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) March 7, 2018
— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) March 7, 2018
— Glenn McConnell (@cofcpresident) March 7, 2018
— Sarah Plummer (@sfplumm) March 7, 2018
One of the most incredible games and comebacks I’ve ever seen in any sport! College of Charleston down by 17 at the half knocks off Northeastern in overtime to advance to 1st NCAA Tournament since 1999! #CofC #comeCus #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/XQbECup5cA
— Patrick Harwood (@cccougar) March 7, 2018
Team: College of Charleston (26-7)
Last NCAAT Appearance: 1999
TICKET. PUNCHED. pic.twitter.com/YGj7h5iarA
— CollegeAthletics🚪🎙 (@CACPodcast) March 7, 2018
Joe has been through a lot at CofC. Came to play for Doug Wojcik. Missed a season due to injury. Fully bought in to @EarlGrantCofC‘s plan.
It paid off Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/jDvXGuIpUW
— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) March 7, 2018
Happy Wednesday, just wanted to remind everyone that the College of Charleston basketball team is going to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1999 and I could not be more excited.
— Caroline Kenny (@carolinerkenny) March 7, 2018