Not many people knew of Oral Roberts before the men’s basketball team earned a spot in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
But they certainly do now.
It’s not just because their school name resembles that of a toothpaste brand, but because of the Cinderella run the Golden Eagles are putting together.
Oral Roberts upset the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round and proceeded to earn another upset win over the No. 7 Florida Gators on Sunday night. Now, they’re on to the Sweet Sixteen, and are just the second 15th-seeded team to do so.
And, of course, Twitter is abuzz with excitement.
This is Oral Roberts’ first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 1974.