Dozens of fans braved the cold and waited outside for the team to arrive at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. They showered the players with high fives and hugs as the team made its way inside around 1:30 a.m., where hundreds more were waiting.
"Back-to-back Final Fours — it's pretty amazing, actually, so I want to support these guys because they have done such an amazing job," fan Michael Scheck said to wthr.com.
Guard Ronald Nored addressed the crowd, thankful for the support.
"We love all you guys and hope we can continue this ride," he said. "I told somebody today that this year, we're going to get the real call from President Obama and not the runner-up call."
Coach Brad Stevens encouraged the fans to make their way to Houston to support the Bulldogs like they did last year in Indianapolis.
"Houston's not that far. All of you should be there," he said. "If all of you could make it there, we would love to have you. And if you can't, you can tune in and support us the way you did tonight."
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