To understand how much it means to make the NCAA tournament, all you have to do is watch the reaction of the last team to make this year's field.
NC State gathered to watch the selection show Sunday evening even though most mock brackets didn't project the Wolfpack to make the field. They jumped up and down, screamed and pumped their fists after being rewarded for their faith when CBS host Greg Gumbel revealed they had earned a First Four matchup with fellow bubble team Xavier on Tuesday night.
"In!!!!!!!!" read the tweet from the Twitter account of NC State men's basketball, and the Wolfpack certainly weren't in by much. Their 21-13 record and wins over Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Tennessee were just good enough to make them the final at-large team to gain entry to the field, according to the list released by the NCAA.
NC State wasn't the only jubilant bubble team to post video of its reaction to learning it earned an NCAA bid. Here's a handful of others:
Dayton (11th seed, South Region)
"I didn't even hear the announcement. I just got swallowed up by the players." -- Dayton coach Archie Miller (1290 AM in Dayton)
Nebraska (11th seed, West Region)
"They kept calling names and it wasn't ours. I got nervous. I don't know about anyone else, but I was nervous the whole day. When they called our name, I didn't care who we were playing against. I was happy to be in the tournament." -- Nebraska guard Terran Petteway (Via Nebraska Athletics).
BYU (10th seed, West Region)
"We were all in there watching. Everyone was like OK, this could be us, this could be us. We saw each one of those get filled up, so we were kind of sweating a little bit. Just when we saw our name called, it was a big relief for everyone. Everyone just went crazy." -- BYU guard Tyler Haws (via Salt Lake Tribune)
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