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Twitter reacts to Buffalo’s dominant upset victory over Arizona

For those who weren’t partying in Buffalo, the party was on Twitter.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Buffalo vs Arizona Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

When the Buffalo Bulls’ three-point barrage ran Arizona out of the gym in Boise, brackets were busted. The Pac-12 champion Arizona Wildcats, led by star freshman big man Deandre Ayton, were a common pick to cut down the nets this year. Precisely, 4.9% of brackets submitted in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge had Arizona slated for its first championship since 1997 — the seventh most common champion pick this season.

But, 13-seeded Buffalo had other plans in its 89-68 thrashing of Arizona. The biggest upset of the tournament’s first day sent Twitter into a frenzy. Here are some of the best reactions:


Remember, buffaloes (and bulls) are cool animals. Pick accordingly:

And who doesn’t love a good bison/buffalo meme:

The math checks out:

The grammar checks out:

Buffalo made some March Madness history in the program’s first tournament victory:

When in Buffalo, do as #BillsMafia does:

Arizona State, home of former Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley and archrival of Arizona, chose a rather fitting way to celebrate the victory:

With the Pac-12 completely eliminated from the tournament, could the MAC be the better conference? We’ll let you decide:

Buffalo continues its underdog journey against 5-seeded Kentucky on Saturday. The Bulls are 0-1 against the Wildcats all-time, losing 71-52 to Calipari’s 38-1 team from the 2014-15 season.