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Posted: March 16, 2018

'Gonzaga Grandma' celebration goes viral

VIDEO: "Gonzaga Grandma" Celebration Goes Viral

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

March Madness has only just begun, and already there is an internet sensation: the Gonzaga Grandma.

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Fourth-seeded Gonzaga squeaked past UNC-Greensboro 68-64 Thursday afternoon and did not clinch the victory until freshman guard Zach Norvell Jr. hit a 3-point shot with 20.8 seconds remaining to snap a 64-64 tie.

After the basket, the TNT cameras caught an elderly woman in the Gonzaga cheering section celebrating by pointing her arms to the sky, mouthing the words “Thank you, Father.”

It was a heavenly way for the Bulldogs to avoid an upset. The Gonzaga Grandma’s reaction quickly went viral:


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'Gonzaga Grandma' celebration goes viral

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

'Gonzaga Grandma' celebration goes viral

Zach Norvell Jr.'s 3-point basket late in Thursday's NCAA Tournament set off celebrations on the sideline and in the stands.

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