Mercer Upsets Duke, Kevin Canevari's NaeNae Victory Dance Makes Us All NCAA March Madness Winners—Watch Now!

We can't get enough of the 5-foot-11 senior's impromptu celebration

By Natalie Finn Mar 21, 2014 7:46 PMTags
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Wake up and smell the March Madness!

No. 14 seed Mercer University, a small private school of only about 4,500 undergraduates in Macon, Ga., knocked off perennial basketball powerhouse Duke this afternoon in a second-round game in Raleigh, N.C.—making it practically a home game for the Blue Devils, who were seeded third.

And the Bears didn't just burst into a round of epic high fives, group hugs and victorious chanting. 

Instead, guard Kevin Canevari made a postgame highlight for the ages despite having zero points and one assist in six minutes of playing time.

The 5-foot-11 senior burst into the hip-hop-inspired, break-it-down dance known as the NaeNae on the sidlines, his moves quickly becoming fodder for YouTube, Vine and GIFs galore.

Seriously, it's the best!

So, even though NCAA tournament brackets around the world have been busted wide open due to Mercer's 78-71 upset, at least we'll always have the Mercer victory NaeNae.

Make that two assists for Canevari, with an asterisk.

This is Duke's second first-round exit in three years. Mercer, which earned an automatic NCAA bid by winning the Atlantic Sun Conference this year, will play the victor of Massachusetts vs. Tennessee, also unfolding this afternoon.