The background music was a run-of-the-mill electronic track when every Marquette player was introduced at the school's midnight madness event Friday night. Only coach Buzz Williams came out to something different. As Williams emerged from the tunnel and waved to the crowd, the music abruptly switched to John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." Williams then performed the same ballroom-style dance he taunted the West Virginia student section with after a Feb. 2012 victory in Morgantown, only this one inspired laughter and cheers from the crowd instead of a near-riot. Said a smiling Williams to the Marquette crowd Friday night, "The only reason I danced was because I knew none of you guys were going to get mad at me." No embeddable video of Williams' introduction is available yet, but you can go to the 78-minute mark of this full video of Marquette Madness to see it. A handful of West Virginia fans will probably be irate. Everyone else will probably get a chuckle out of it.
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