Oral Roberts fans went crazy after upset win over Florida
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Oral Roberts had a pretty hefty contingent of fans at Sunday’s second-round game against Florida, and they certainly got their money’s worth watching their school score another upset win.
The Golden Eagles staged a late comeback and held off Florida 81-78, becoming the second 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to reach the Sweet Sixteen. Despite attendance restrictions, a large group of fans made it to Indianapolis and celebrated wildly after Oral Roberts closed out the victory.
The Oral Roberts fans were so celebratory that they apparently provided a bit of an issue for security — and for social distancing restrictions.
Oral Roberts has one of the largest fan groups I’ve seen at a tournament game. Security had to block each of the aisles to prevent them from pouring lower near the court.
“Please continue to maintain a 6-foot distance,” the PA announcer says as 200 Oral Roberts fans form a mosh pit in Section 102 of Farmers Coliseum.
“O-R-U!” rings through the arena. And chants of “CIND-ER-RE-LLA!” pic.twitter.com/7riKlBUWnz
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) March 22, 2021